Botswana's principal tourist attractions are its game reserves, with hunting and photographic safaris available. Other attractions include the Okavango Delta region, which during the rainy season is a maze of waterways, islands, and lakes. The tourism industry also helped to diversify Botswana's economy from traditional sources such as diamonds and beef and created 23,000 jobs in 2005. To develop Botswana into a unique preferred tourism destination of choice in order to increase the sector’s contribution to the nation’s economic growth. Botswana was listed among the world's poorest countries when it gained full independence from Great Britain in 1966. Since then, it has become one of Africa's biggest success stories. Today, this landlocked nation to the north of South Africa and the east of Namibia boasts a stable democracy and one of the highest per capita GDPs on the continent.
Botswana is known for having some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas in Africa. An estimated 38 percent of the country's area is mostly dedicated to national parks, resorts and game reserves. You will get lasting impressions of vast expanses of unpopulated wilderness stretching from horizon to horizon, and the sensation of enormous space. Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, the Kalahari Desert, the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, and the mostly favoured, the Okavango Delta. The place is a game lover's paradise, with popular tourist attractions.