The cuisine of Botswana shares many characteristics with other Southern African cuisines, though much of what you’ll encounter here, particularly if you explore the markets of Botswana, is unique to the country. Natively grown beef is popular throughout and is the main ingredient in Seswaa, a salted and mashed up meat dish, which is unique to Botswana. Other meats such as goat, lamb and river fish are also popular, alongside crops such as maize and sorghum.
One of our favourite foods is Vetkoek, a kind of pastry, which is filled with ground beef a mixture of spices and vegetables. You won’t find it outside of larger settlements and towns though. On the other side of the scale, in more remote areas, things such as mopane worms, underground tubers and morarma beans are popular.