Culture, Art and Tradition

Botswana is not all just safaris and more safaris. There is a rich cultural heritage that expresses itself in an evolving modern art that is still rooted in deep traditional values.

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Where is Botswana

Situated in the heart of the Kalahari Desert, Botswana is a landlocked country in the central part of southern Africa. More than 80% of the country is defined by the Kalahari Sand …
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Transfrontier Parks

Transfrontier Parks are the way of the future but none can be more exciting than the proposed Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) which will include some of Africa’s greatest wilderness …
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Sustainable Tourism in Botswana

Game Reserves and National Parks were originally set up to preserve areas considered to be of national and international conservation value.Local Community InvolvementNowadays vast tracts of Africa comprising the areas of several …
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Okavango Panhandle

The Okavango Panhandle is the main watercourse supplying the Okavango Delta. The Panhandle is the stretch of approximately 70km of the Okavango River, from where the river enters Botswana until it fans …
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Meandering Rivers

Meandering Rivers

Situated in the heart of the Kalahari Desert, northern Botswana nevertheless has some of the most fascinating rivers on the planet. There are rivers that spill into the desert sands far from …
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Religious Traditions

Before the arrival of the colonial missionaries, the people worshipped Modimo, a greater God or Supreme Being who was also representative of the ancestors. Ian MichlerA culture of ceremonyThey believed that a supernatural …
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Old and New Cultural Issues

Botswana’s smaller towns are made up of traditional mud huts and a more modern dwellings built alongside each other on the same property. By Ian MichlerTravelling in Botswana brings many joys…One that is …
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Local Cuisine

Learn about the culture of Botswana and try their national dish Seswaa, a tasty dish of meat and thick maize porridge.By Michael EnglishOne of the greatest experiences while on safari is learning …
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Learn to Speak Setswana

While English is the official language and Setswana the national language, there are over 20 other languages spoken in Botswana, which are mostly used by the non-Setswana-speaking groups. Sekalanga, spoken by the …
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Indigenous Culture

The Language, people, traditions, religious customs and cuisine of Botswana.Learning the LingoThe official language of Botswana is English, and the national language is Setswana. A number of other languages are spoken to …
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How you can Help a Community in Botswana

There are a number of ways to get involved in a community in Botswana. Here is a look at a few of the options available to those wanting to help.By Katie EdgeDespite …
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culture and art

Most people think that Botswana’s contemporary art scene is restricted to baskets and pottery. While it is true that these two craft forms dominate sales, there are also immensely talented painters and …
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Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts images …
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Botswana Self Drive

Culture, Art and Tradition

Botswana is not all just safaris and more safaris. There is a rich cultural heritage that expresses itself in an evolving modern art that is still rooted in deep traditional values.  Culture, …
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