Botswana, Motswana, Batswana, Setswana

The people of Botswana are called Batswana, or Motswana in singular. There are two official languages, English and Setswana.

The population is a little over 2 million. Botswana has the best perceived corruption rating in Africa since at least 1998. It is currently Africa’s oldest continous democracy.

We found the Batswana very friendly and helpful. It is a wonderful country.

Botswana is estimated to be home to more than 130 000 elephants. About 1/3 of Africa’s population, and the highest number in any country in Africa.

The economy is dominated by mining, cattle (no surprise there), and tourism.