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Botswana

Highlights in Botswana

Geogra­phie of Botswana

Botswana is a landlocked country about the size of France. It is bordered by South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The Kalahari Desert dominates the west and south of the country. The Kalahari is a dry savannah rather than a sand desert, and is home to various grass species, briar brushes and acacia trees. It stands in striking contrast to the Okavango Delta, which is a biodiverse wetland in the middle of the Kalahari. Despite being 1000 m above sea level, Botswana does not have any major mountain ranges. It does however have a striking hilly landscape. The only significant mountain ranges are the Otso Mountains and the Tsodilo Hills, which reach heights of over 1000 m.

Mehrer Affenbrotbaeume zeigen ihre Silouetten im Morgenlicht
Ausblick ueber die Weiten der Afrikanischen Savanne

Travel Tips and Trivia for Botswana

Climate in Botswana

The climate conditions in Botswana are subtropical, dry and hot. Due to the fact Botswana is located in the southern hemisphere; wintertime is from May till late August. During this period it is not raining a lot and the temperatures are relatively low.

Ein Wegweiser mit der Aufschrift Botswana steht an einem Strassenrand
Der Blick ueber die Naturlandschaft Mashatus unter strahlend blauem Himmel

Flora and Fauna in Botswana

The landscape of Botswana can be characterized by vast shrub savanna, steppe, desert and wetlands in the North. Due to its geographical diversity a variety of animals and plants can be found in Botswana such as Baobab trees, sausage trees and acacia as well as palms and strangler figs. The world-famous Okavango Delta is inhabited by numbers of rare and endangered animals like lions, rhinos, leopards, elephants and buffalos.

Eine Giraffe streift mit einer Herde Impalas durch die afrikanische Savanne
Ein Leopard in Botsvana rasted auf einem Baum

Social Geography of Botswana

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