Botswana is situated in the southern part of Africa, famous for its pristine wildlife areas and exceptional safaris. The country is largely covered by the Kalahari Desert, but the safaris focus more on the water wonderland of the Okavango Delta, the Chobe National Park and Linyanti, all situated in the northern parts of Botswana

This enormous landlocked country covers 582 000 square kilometres of Africa's great interior plateau. It extends more than 1100km from north to south and 960km from east to west. The Kalahari covers 85% of the country in the central and south-western areas

The area is largely flat, dry and intensely hot with sandy soils, thin grasslands and areas of woodland savannah that sustains a human population of not much more than 1.6 million people.