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Botswana and Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

39% of Botswana is covered by national parks.

The Kalahari Desert covers two-thirds of the country.

Botswana is the second largest diamond exporter in the world.

The Makgadikgadi are the biggest salt pans in the world.

They produce just under ½ billion kilograms of salt and soda-ash each year.

The region is home to over 30,000 flamingos during the wet season.

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