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Google Street View Launched in Botswana

Botswana is now the second African country to offer Google Street View, which is part of the free Google Maps service.

Above: Chobe National Park

Internet users from around the globe now have the opportunity to virtually explore the streets of Gaborone, Francistown, Maun and Kasane. The major highways and roads in Botswana are also covered by the service, as well as the Makgadikgadi Pan, Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta (the world's largest inland river delta).

The Google image capturing street car was replaced by a 4x4 vehicle to photograph tricky off-road areas.

"Whether you are planning a safari, doing a homework assignment on Botswana, or promoting your local business, Street View will allow you to experience a slice of the country," said Ory Okolloh, policy manager for Google Sub-Saharan Africa.

Currently, Google Street View has brought its panoramic street-level images of over 30 countries to the public.

Dalene Ingham-Brown

Dalene Ingham-Brown Title: Blog Contributor
Affiliation: Drive South Africa Blog

Passionate about travel, social media and making lists, Dalene is on a mission to nurture her love for camping in South Africa.

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  1. Gravatar Référencement agence says:

    It’s truly amazing that Google achieved such a feat - I’ve been to Botswana once on a humanitarian mission, and honestly I have no idea how they designed a car to cover so many different cities and towns.

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  2. Gravatar Discover South Africa says:

    Wow, this is a real good improvement. I marvel at Google`s technological advancements, they are just making everything easier on us. Nice.

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