Tuesday, 13 October 2015

My Favourite Country Botswana

Botswana is a landlocked country which is situated in Southern Africa. It is my favourite country in the world. It is a "Wildlife Paradise" in more ways than one.

It is home to the "Big Five" namely Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Elephant, and Rhino. They are called the "Big Five" because they were difficult to hunt on foot in the past. Botswana has reserved 40% of its land exclusively for wildlife.

Botswana is home to many famous "National Parks" and "Game Reserves". The most famous are Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve.

Chobe National Park in Northern Botswana is globally famous because of its popular elephant sightings which are supposed to be the best in Africa.

Chobe National Park is home to Kalahari Bush Elephants- The  Largest Elephants in the world. They are estimated to be more than 50,000 in Chobe National Park.

 Chobe National Park has the highest concentration of Elephants in Africa as of 2015. One can see these magnificent Elephants in a myriad of ways - in the water, on land, and upclose when they come in large numbers to bathe and to drink water from the Chobe River.

Moremi Game Reserve on the other hand, is situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta in North-East Botswana. It is home to Black and White Rhinos, Herds of Elephants, Giraffes, various kinds of antelopes, and cheetahs to mention a few - who in my opinion are the "Waltzing Ballerinas" of the Savannah Grasslands.

President Ian Khama of Botswana is worth mentioning here. He has been the "Driving Force" behind Botswana's thrusts towards "Wildlife Conservation". Botswana has made great strides in the field of "Elephant Conservation" all under the Presidency of Ian Khama.

Today, Botswana is home to 133,000 plus Bush Elephants.

This is all because of the "personal involvement" of President Ian Khama in the field of "Elephant Conservation"' and "Wildlife Conservation". Botswana's Elephant Population is not only stable but is also increasing with every passing year.

"Wildlife Tourism" and "Eco- Tourism" is the "Motto" of Botswana. Botswana is a "stable democracy" in Africa today and is politically and economically stable.

To end, I will speak about Botswana on an "Economic Note". 

Botswana has a booming "Beef - Export Business" to Europe. 

Norway,  a country in Northern Europe is one of the biggest importers of "Botswana Beef". Besides this, Botswana has a thriving Diamond Mining Industry.

President Ian Khama has taken it upon himself to promote the Agriculture Sector  and Wildlife Tourism Sector in Botswana.

President Ian Khama is not only the best African Politician in Southern Africa but the best politician all across Africa.

Botswana in 2015 is the "least corrupt" country in Africa and is making major strides "economically".

Credits and References :

1) Africageographic.com on the Okavango Delta and Botswana's Elephants.

http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-17/great-elephant-census-botswana-update/

2)  Aerial Census of Africa's Elephants aims to help conservation, Anti- Poaching Efforts (Sept 5, 2014)

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140904-elephant-census-botswana-okavango-poaching-ivory-africa-science/

3)  Botswana's Beef Export Business

a)  http://www.bitc.co.bw/botswana-meat-commission

b)   http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-08/10/c_132619143.htm

4)  Botswana's Diamond Mining Industry

http://www.mining.com/tag/botswana/

5)  Rhino Conservation Botswana

http://rhinoconservationbotswana.com/index.html

6) Cheetah Conservation Botswana

http://cheetahbotswana.server275.com/

7)  Moremi Game Reserve

http://www.moremigamereserve.com/

 

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