Within southern Africa on the Tropic of Capricorn lies a landlocked country about the size of France, called the Republic of Botswana.
The Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, dominating most of Botswana’s landscape, greatly influjence the country’s economy through the mining of diamonds and copper, the raising of cattle and an abundance of wildlife, enhancing a growing tourist industry. Compared with other African countries, Botswana has a lower profile among foreign tourists. Say safari and most people think of Kenya, which means you end up seeing 25 trucks around every lion. Go to Botswana and you may have the whole pride to yourself. The Botswanan government has tried to encourage lower volume, higher price tourism in an attempt to keep away the flocks of backpackers who add little to the local economy.