Botswana, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods. The massive Central Kalahari Game Reserve, with fossilized river valley and undulating grasslands, is home to numerous animals including giraffes, Cheetahs, Hyenas and Wild dogs.
The country’s name means “land of the Tswana”, referring to the dominant ethnic group in Botswana. The term Batswana was originally applied to the Tswana, which is still the case. However, it has also come to be used generally as a demonym for all citizens of Botswana. Many English dictionaries also recommend the term Botswanan to refer to people of Botswana (note: Batswana find this term offensive).