Why Botswana?

Why Botswana?

There are many reasons why Botswana is a favourable destination for mineral exploration in Africa:

Politically stable and transparent…
Botswana enforces a multi-party democratic tradition, with general elections held every five years.

A strong and rapidly growing economy…
Botswana forecasts that its economy will grow by 4.2% in 2024 and 5.4% in 2025. The nation also has the fourth-highest gross national income per capita in Africa.

Highly regarded investment destination…
Botswana is ranked among the top ten destinations globally in the Fraser Institute’s latest Investment Attractiveness Index for miners and explorers.

Supportive and sustainable mining legislation…
The granting of a mining licence in Botswana relies on clear and transparent criteria. Applicants must demonstrate the financial resources, technical competence, and experience to maintain effective and sustainable operations. The country has a track record of successful mining M&A activity.

Well established infrastructure…
Botswana’s enormous diamond mining industry has ensured a quality infrastructure system spanning the transport, water, sanitation, power, and telecoms sectors.



Unlocking Botswana’s underexplored potential

Botswana is already Africa’s leading diamond producer. But the nation’s thick Kalahari Desert sands have historically hidden wider untapped mineral potential. 

This Kalahari Cover was previously near-impossible for exploration surveying and drilling technologies to penetrate economically. This means highly prospective areas that would have otherwise been explored remain overlooked – including much of what are now Kavango’s project areas.

This is now changing. Recent advances in mineral exploration and geophysical technologies are overcoming such barriers and opening new opportunities.

Early movers have already enjoyed great success.

A major investment by privately-held Khoemacau Copper Mining has led to the opening of a world-class copper mine set to produce 60,000 tonnes of copper and around two million ounces of silver per year.

The Motheo (T3) copper project owned by Sandfire Resources (ASX:SFR) has recently come on stream and is set to be followed by other deposits in the Kalahari Copper Belt.

Kavango is positioned to join this growing list of success stories by exploring its licence areas with state-of-the-art technology including:

Gravity surveys, which measure the density of materials below surface. The greater the gravity values, the denser the rock, with contrasts helping to identify areas that could contain mineralisation.

Magnetic surveys, which map the Earth’s magnetic field from the air or on the ground. Since different rocks show different levels of magnetisation, the information can reveal key information about geological structures.

Time-Domain Electromagnetic surveys, which fire an electrical current into the ground and monitor the electrical feedback generated. This helps to identify conductive targets and define where metals might be present.

Controlled Source Audio-Frequency Magnetotelluric surveys, which map naturally-occurring energy sources in the ground down to depths of up to 4km. This is crucial in sediment covered regions.


Our Projects

The Kalahari Copper Belt Project

The Kalahari Suture Zone Project

The Ditau Camp Project