Botswana is a country unrivalled in its abundance of wildlife and natural resources, which are as diverse as the Kalahari Desert in the southern and eastern parts of the country, to the lush Okavango Delta swamps and river plains of the north.
It is a land locked country that straddles the Tropic of Capricorn and shares borders with Namibia to the west and north, Zambia and Zimbabwe to the north-east and South Africa to the east and south. Botswana is approximately the size of France and twice the size of Arizona. Most of the country is arid and desert like with large tracts of land set aside for maintenance and development of national parks and wild life sanctuaries by the Government of Botswana.
Botswana is the worlds leading gem diamond producer and relies heavily on mineral exports to provide one of the most stable economies in Africa. Eco-tourism is also an integral part of the economy with the country deeply committed to the conservation of wildlife heritage.
The country is a multi-party democracy and has a record of political stability and long history of dedication to private sector development, free enterprise and the encouragement of free enterprise. A comparatively low rate of taxation is coupled with a wide range of incentives to encourage the development of a sound industrial and commercial infrastructure.
Botswana is well placed to become a future financial services centre for the region. Serviced by rail and outstanding network of surfaced roads and international air links, the country offers a strategic location within the Southern African region.