Botswana has become a preferred safari destination for several reasons:
Health – It is rated “low risk” by WHO and CDC for diseases typically found in other parts of Africa. No shots are required to visit Botswana;**
Safety – The crime rate is low, especially against tourists.
Political Stability – Unlike many parts of Africa, there is no political unrest or rebel movements. In fact, it is the longest, continuous running democracy in Africa.
Economy – Botswana is NOT a third-world country. The economy is stable, being the world’s largest producer of diamonds, followed by cattle production and tourism. All its citizens enjoy free healthcare and education.
Wildlife Preservation – Nurturing the abundant and diverse wildlife is a top priority, as is the Country’s anti-poaching program. Nearly 40% of Botswana’s land mass is dedicated to habitat and wildlife conservation.