Botswana is a peaceful, stable, low crime, multi-party democracy with a vigorous free-market economy and a small population (just over two million people). It’s a member of the Commonwealth, enjoys one of the world’s highest economic growth rates and has the highest GDP per capita in Africa.
The Botswana ‘Pula’ is one of Africa‘s strongest currencies. Named after the precious rainfall, it symbolizes the stability of the country itself.
Botswana is known for its investment-friendly climate due to its well functioning legal system and its established and transparent government structures. On a global scale, Botswana ranks highly in four investment categories:
1. Administration and enforcement of regulations
2. Environmental regulations
3. Regulatory duplication and inconsistencies
4. Tax regime
The Botswana government is also very dedicated to the preservation of its wildlife. Sport and trophy hunting have been prohibited since 1st January 2014. With a full 38% of its total land area devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas, mostly unfenced area, animals are allowed to roam wild and free.