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Botswana Travel and Tourism

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Republic of Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Citizens of Botswana are called "Batswana" , regardless of ethnicity. Formerly a British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast. It meets Zambia at a single point. Geographically the country is flat and up to 70% of Botswana is covered by the Kalahari Desert. Botswana was one of the most impoverished countries in Africa when it became independent in 1966. Today, it is home to a relatively stable political system and a rapidly developing market economy. Being closely tied with the economy of South Africa, the country's economy is one of the most successful in Africa and is dominated by the fast-growing service sector, world-renowned diamond industry, tourism, and manufacturing. Only about 30% of the population live below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day Botswana's development has outpaced Asian Tigers and the World Bank cites Botswana as one of the world's great development success stories.

   
 
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The Maitisong Festival of Botswana The Largest festival of Art - Gaborone
The Maitisong Festival of Botswana The Largest festival of Art Botswana (the actual term for residents of Botswana) enjoy public holidays on New Year's Day and the day after, at Easter, Ascension Day (in April or May), and Labor Day (1 May), as well as a two-day sleep-in around President's Day in July. The Maitisong Festival is the largest performing arts festival in Botswana. It takes place in Gaborone during the last week of March and lasts the whole week. It features an outdoor program of music, theater, film and dance. Independence Day is celebrated on 30 September and the day following, and there are three public holidays over Christmas: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and the day after Boxing Day, on 25, 26 and 27 December, respectively.

Kuru Traditional Dance and Festival of Botswana - Gaborone
Kuru Traditional Dance and Festival of Botswana As part of the Kuru Development Trust, a self help organisation for the San of the Kalahari, the Kuru Cultural Centre is striving to help people to regain faith in their own cultural heritage in order to be better equipped in handling the fast changing life of today. Althrough traditional dancing is promoted country wide in Botswana, the people in the isolated parts of the Ghanzi district are mostly unable to take part. Being a minority group the traditions of the San are also easily invaded by other groups. While traditional dance competitions for schools are regularly organised, the opportunities for adult dance groups to take part are few. The Kuru Cultural Centre would like to give opportunity to the San peo...

Good Time to visit Botswana - Gaborone
Good Time to visit Botswana Autumn and winter (April through August) are good times to visit Botswana, as the days are generally pleasant and the wildlife never wanders far from water sources. Bear in mind, however, that this is also the time of European, North American and South African school holidays, so things can get a bit crowded. In general, June, early July and mid to late September are the least crowded times to visit. Summer isn't the best time to hit the back roads, enjoy wildlife viewing or explore the Okavango, as prolonged rains may render sandy roads uncrossable, and animals disperse when water is abundant. From December to March it is very difficult to get around Chobe and Moremi national parks due to heavy rains, and many lodges...