Covering an area of 581,700 square kilometers, Botswana is surrounded by the Republic of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. The country gained full independence in 1965.
Botswana is famous for its large diamond deposits. On the territory of the country is also one of the wonders of the world – the magnificent Okavango Delta. Interestingly, the river flows into and disappears into the Kalahari Desert, which occupies nearly two-thirds of the country’s territory. There are a large number of foreigners living in Botswana. In addition to the Setsuana language, English is also an official language in the country, facilitating communication with local people.
Located in central Namibia, the cosmopolitan city of Windhoek serves as the country’s capital. It is home to an international airport and many restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and accommodation options. The city is clean, safe and well organized, with colonial heritage – you will be impressed by the numerous German restaurants and shops, as well as the extensive use of German. The city is an interesting mix of historic architecture and modern buildings, many worth seeing, including the old Alte Feste Fortress, the Lutheran Church of 1896 and the much more modern Supreme Court. The Namib Desert is the oldest desert in the world, and although it extends along the entire coastline of Namibia, southern Angola and even the northern Cape province of South Africa, it usually refers to the vast sand sea, stretching from Luderitz to Swakopmund. This vast expanse of breathtakingly beautiful sandy desert features an extremely diverse scenery – the massive red dunes of the world-famous Sosuvlei, the lunar landscapes of Namib-Naukluft Park, the rugged beauty of the Atlantic Coast, and the vast richness of its flora and fauna. The breezy and dry, ancient landscape is full of wildly adapted wildlife such as endemic chameleons, brown hyenas, African gazelles, jackals and seals along the coast.