Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Its economy, one of the most robust on the continent, is dominated by diamond mining and tourism.
Botswana is famous for its wildlife, and areas like Tsodilo Hills, Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve have a very high concentration of game. The bulk of the Kalahari desert falls within Botswana's borders and Botswana is home to most of the world's San (Bushman) population.
Botswana was never colonized by Europeans. Instead, the Three Chiefs went to the Queen of the United Kingdom to ask for protection from Boers to the south and Ndebele tribes from the north-east. The Boers were (to them) the white people that had invaded and were taking over South Africa.
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