In the 1820s the Boers (Dutch-settling farmers) began their Great Trek, occupying any land they wished to in southern Africa, which caused hostilities with the country’s major ethnic group, the Tswana. The Tswana sought support for several decades from the British Government, who finally agreed to put Bechuanaland (as it was known) under its protection in 1885.
Botswana gained independence in 1964, when the British Government accepted the country’s proposal for democratic self-governance. Seretse Khama, one of the leaders of the independence movement and one of the chieftains of the native people, was the first president.
During one of our Botswana safaris you will find a clean, democratic government, a well-maintained economy with policies that have a strong focus on peace and stability for its people.
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The San People of the Kalahari Desert
Apart from desert safaris, adventure sports and the Skeletan Coast, Botswana and Namibia tours also offer insights into a unique, ancient culture. Witness the traditions of the San People in all their glory at the Kuru San Dance Festival in Ghaniz, Botswana, during the month of August.
From Kalahari Desert to Okavango Delta. This is Botswana.
Planning your Botswana travel itinerary? From the Kalahari Desert to the Okavango Delta.
Machaba Safaris Special – Botswana and Zimbabwe
$ 7,579 $ 5,890 / person
Wings Over Namibia, Victoria Falls and Botswana
13 Days: $ 13,790 / person
Botswana and Victoria Falls: Safari Magic
7 Days: $ 3,480 / person
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