Google’s Street View goes live in Botswana

Google has activated its Street View project in Botswana, allowing users to take a virtual tour of the country.

Google announced plans to map out Botswana through the street view mapping project earlier in the year. Visitors and tourists can virtually tour the country before they visit.

“Following the launch of Street View in South Africa just before the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Botswana will become only the second African country to be on Street View,” Google said.

“Botswana is well known for housing the world’s largest inland river delta, the Okavango, which spans more than 16,000 square kilometres. The delta is fed by the Okavango River and is an aquatic wilderness teeming with rich wildlife. From today, anyone can experience this dynamic backdrop in Street View,” Ory Okolloh, Policy Manager, Google Sub-Saharan Africa said.

“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 Botswana. We hope to add more cultures, landscapes and sites as Street View continues to expand to new places,” she added.

Google Street View is an addition to the Google Maps product, meant to give specific details of places in the world.

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