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You Won't Believe the Size of Botswana's Salt Flats

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In Deception Valley, giant salt flats the size of Portugal are a major boon to the Botswanan economy. Today, Botswana relies heavily on extracting, manufacturing and exporting mineral commodities, such as soda ash.

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Take flight across Botswana's sprawling Kalahari Desert, through its life-giving Okavango Delta, and deep into its dynamic history. Botswana's landscape is home to giant wildlife reserves, four-billion-year-old rock formations, salt flats the size of Portugal, and a rich vein of gemstones. During the journey, Botswana's history of ancient civilizations, missionary icons, notorious slave traders, and enormous wealth are brought to life.

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