Botswana is situated in the center of Southern Africa, with Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe as its bordering neighbors. Except for the eastern part where summer rainfall is a little higher, the Kalahari Desert forms the majority of the country. Within this desert is the wonder of the Okavango Delta, a wetland that receives its waters from rain falling over a thousand miles away, thus sustaining a huge diversity of wildlife and vegetation. In the north-east of the country, the Chobe and Linyanti areas are renowned for predators and huge concentrations of game.
Before independence in 1966, Botswana was an unexplored land visited only by die-hard adventurers. Once diamonds were discovered, Botswana embarked on an innovative tourism development plan and it became the second largest export sector after this sought-after mineral. Because the government realized that high quality-low volume tourism was a great way to employ a large number of people while preserving the environment almost forty percent of the country has been set aside for wildlife making it a superb safari destination. For those who wish to experience a less visited and natural African safari, Botswana is the perfect destination.