Hi Rob, thanks for filling in for me. Yes, Botswana is truely an African sucsess story. Crime is very low as is unemployment. The country is very well run, and it is a pleausre to visit!
Chuck, snakes is the least of your worries here, the crocks is a more agressive threat!
Botswana is really a must visit if you love the great outdoors. There is nothing seperating you from the wild life, and lions and elephants frequently walks through the camps with people sitting around the camp fire. Game viewing is the best! The parks is well managed with very little poaching, so there is plenty of game around.
Uys van Rooyen
Pretoria, South Africa
Uys is pronounced "Ace" - it's Dutch