Welcome to Botswana

Most people think that all African nations are poor, are run by dictators and full of war but in reality that is not true. There are quite a number of nations in Africa that are peaceful and prosperous one of them is my home country Botswana.

Botswana is situated in Southern Africa :

Welcome to Botswana

Botswana is one of the most peaceful nations in Africa and is the fastest developing nation in Africa. Contrary to popular belief Africa is very diverse and in Botswana people of different ethnicities and nationalities live amongst each other even the president himself Seretse Khama Ian Khama is biracial, his father Sir Seretse Khama III was the first president of Botswana who married a British woman Ruth Williams.

The Okavango Delta is Botswanas biggest tourist attraction bringing in tourists from around the world, it is the largest delta in the world and can be seen from space:

Welcome to Botswana

Botswana was once described by a CNN reporter as "the Switzerland of Africa" and being from Botswana I can confirm that that statement is very true. The majority of Botswana's population live in urban areas Gaborone the capital city and Francistown (my home town) the vice capital being the two most populated areas.

Gaborone:

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Francistown (My hometown):

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Botswana is also home to wildlife such as Zebras, Rhinos, Giraffes to name a few.

I hope this post shows people that Africa is not like you see on TV and there are good African nations.


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  • thanks :) i've been meaning to learn more about the African nations- the length of this take was perfect :)

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  • I'm Norwegian and Norway is a country that's seen as world best country to live in by many and it's a first world country. The majority of Norwegian believes Africa is a continent full of countries that's poor, full of war and primitive tribes. Norwegian children, especially pre-school ones, believes it's just one giant country with only poverty, people living in mud hut and nothing else. The phrase "You have to think over all the poor in Africa and not being so ungrateful" is a known phrase in the Western and many Norwegian have heard it.

    So people in first world countries have a lot to learn too and we tends to generalize too much. It exists some forms of poverty here as well. But another thing that also exists here regardless economy is diseases like cancer and mental illness like depression, anorexia etc. Problems exists everywhere.

    Images many Norwegians have when they hears about Africa:
    culturextourism.com/.../...ve-People-of-Africa.jpg

    thumbs.dreamstime.com/x/mud-hut-7372440.jpg

    realtruth.org/.../africa_poor_girl-apha-090602.jpg

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  • I watched a show called "Naked and Afraid". One man and one woman are taken to an area somewhere in the world without clothes, food, or water. They have to work together in a natural habitat and try to survive for 21 days. Pretty cool. There was an episode shot in Botswana. And another in Namibia which is just to the west. The landscape away from rural areas is very interesting too. There is so much to see and so much to learn. You are right about how what is usually shown in news and movies does not show the whole picture of what a city or nation is truly like.

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