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Tourism statistics of Botswana

Tourism statistics of Botswana

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Tourism statistics of Botswana

Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. It is topographically flat, with approximately 70% of its territory being the Kalahari Desert; it is bordered by South Africa to the south and Namibia to the west.

Botswana’s main tourist attractions are its game reserves with hunting and photographic safaris available. The Okavango Delta is famous for its maze of waterways during the rainy seasons, islands and lakes.

The tourism industry also helps to diversify its economy from its parent sources such as diamond mining. A variety of cuisines are served in hotels and restaurants from local delicacies and game meals, to continental and Asian dishes.

In 1999 the Botswana Tourism Organization reported that 2100 hotel rooms with 3720 beds and a 53% occupancy rate. 843314 visitors visited the country that year with more than 720000 from other African countries.
International visitor numbers 1455151 in 2007 and 1499794 in 2008, most of who came from Africa. The average annual growth rate of international visitors from 1994 to 2008 is at 8.4% .The visitors stayed in the country on average for 7.7 nights.

Most visitors arriving to Botswana who stated holiday as their purpose of entry in 2014 came from the following countries as reported from the Department of Visa Policy of Botswana:

Country Number
South Africa68519
USA38522
Germany26121
UK20601
Zimbabwe18285
Australia13822
Netherlands8909
Japan8857
France7992
Canada7255

 

Most visitors arriving in the country were from the following countries:

Country 201520142013
Zimbabwe967322784720825717
South Africa808118600387742639
Zambia202289188351331799
Namibia170326126453169733
USA4945149961139752
UK410113967547929
Germany322303457643674
Malawi206071517517386
Lesotho188421240810839
India174131834213543

 

Of its main tourist attraction sites is the Central Kalahari Game Reserve which is an extensive national park in the Kalahari. It is the second largest game reserve in the world. Chobe National Park has one of the largest game concentrations in Africa. These two from the greatest tourist attraction sites in Botswana

Tourismprof.club Author Team

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