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Botswana is one of the most politically and economically stable countries in Africa. It has no history of war. Once a Briish Protectorate, it gained its independence in 1966.
It is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, situated between Namibia to the west, South Africa to the southeast and Zimbabwe to the northeast. The country's self-sufficiency is thanks to its large diamond reserves. The wealth of the economy largely contradicts its undeveloped and haphazard infrastructure, with its towns and villages mainly made up of traditional huts, shanty type homes and roaming donkeys.
Botswana is a land of vast contrasts from largely arid regions incorporating the Kalahari Desert and the salty expanses of the Makgadikgadi Pan to the unspoilt treasures of the wilderness areas and the Okavango Delta, one of the richest ecosystems in the world.
Owing to the low populace, Botswana boasts vast areas of untouched wilderness. The country's Elephant population alone, which exceeds 100,000 makes up the largest free roaming herds on the continent of Africa.
The Government of Botswana's Tourism industry applies a High Income, Low Impact policy. This means a low off-take of animal quotas hence trophy quality is notable.