Portrait of a Western mother and daughter wearing her hair in braids at camp Batawana . In the vicinity of Camp Eagle Island Camp by Orient Express , outside the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana there is a camp where hundreds of Indians from the tribe Batawana reside. You can make canoe trips to visit their village . Between 1978 and 1988 , Botswana became the third largest diamond producer in the world after Australia and the current Democratic Republic of Congo ( then Zaire) , and the economy grew at a record pace of 12% a year . Anyway, three-fifths of the population lived on subsistence crops or activities ' non-institutionalized ', ie out of the statistics, fiscal control and the commercial market. In 1985 , there were repeated border skirmishes with South Africa for the support that the government of Botswana provided to the struggle of the African National Congress (ANC ) against apartheid.