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Back to Botswana on BBC1 this Sunday

Based on the best selling novels by Alexander McCall-Smith, the series chronicles the adventures of Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of the only female-owned detective agency in Botswana. And with an all star cast including Grammy Award winning singer Jill Scott and Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose the second series promises to continue the vision of the late Academy Award winning director, Anthony Minghella.

But it's not just the actors who are the stars of this show, with the series being entirely filmed on location in Botswana the stunning country in southern Africa and the Batswana people also play a starring role as producer Timothy Bricknell commented,

"Everyone involved is very pleased to be back in Botswana and capturing the essence of such a remarkable and extraordinary country."

This is a sentiment shared too by Alan Marneweck, founder and shareholder of the Limpopo-Lipadi Game & Wilderness reserve located in the malaria free Tuli block of eastern Botswana, who goes on to say,

"The filming of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency was and is very welcome in Botswana and by its people. The spotlight certainly has been placed on this magical country and can only serve to raise awareness of all that it offers. We have welcomed guests to the reserve who have been inspired by the BBC film and who want their very own piece of Africa for themselves and their families."

Covering some 32,450 hectares, the award winning Limpopo-Lipadi is a unique game and wilderness reserve with sustainability and environmental conservation at its core. With some 21km of river frontage, world class game including lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, elephant, rhino, hippo and crocodile not to mention over 37 fish and 400 bird species as well as magnificent landscape formations and archaeological sites it's not hard to see why this project has drawn like minded investors from all over the world.