Botswana

BOTSWANA

“Botswana

Sitting in the heart of Southern Africa, Botswana is arguably one of the best places in the world to view African wildlife. The water that flows into this vast country from the northwest spreads out across the dry Kalahari Desert in a massive inland delta that supports an even wider array of life. Nowhere else can you see lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, giraffes, and hippos all living in such close quarters, and interacting in such fascinating (and photogenic) ways. One of the most stable economies in Africa since the country’s independence in 1966, Botswana has been called Africa’s Last Eden by wildlife conservationists, and is home to nearly all big species of African game, and also to tribes of hunter-gatherers who live off the arid land in much the same way as our distant ancestors once did.

Overview

Population: 2,038,587

Official Language: Tswana

Fun Fact: An estimated 38% of the country’s surface is dedicated to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas.

Custom Group Sample Itineraries

Below please find a selection of sample itineraries that have been custom-tailored for high school educators and their students to fit specific learning objectives and goals.

Open Enrollment Programs

Open Enrollment programs are available to individual high school students who are interested in traveling with other students from across the country.

  • The homestay was one of the greatest, most memorable experiences I have ever had. It took no more than two or three days for everything to click and it eventually felt so right that I could easily call it home. The overall amount of love and caring from my family was overwhelming and the feelings of belonging I had in the village is impossible to describe and something I’ll never forget. The homestay affected me in many positive ways and the only thing that could have possibly made it better was if I could have stayed longer.

    Erin Bates East High School, CO

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