If you’re eager to see a range of African animals amongst a wilderness that has not been damaged by human intervention, a safari trip to Botswana is definitely for you. Hippos, elephants and crocodiles are all in abundance in this country, while there’s also a chance of spotting all of the big cats. You could also find that your money goes surprisingly far during a lengthy stay in Botswana. Below, we go into further detail about various attractions of this southern African country and what you can do and see there.
Chobe Game Reserve
Safari experiences don’t get much more organic than those you can enjoy at Chobe Game Reserve. This National Park has little permanent development, which means that you can enjoy the area much like locals of several centuries ago would have done. The rich riverine forest of the Chobe River front is the setting for one of southern Africa’s best short safaris. Chobe Game Reserve is also home to Africa’s highest concentration of elephants.
There’s obviously a long history of artistic activity in Botswana; for evidence of that, you just have to head to Tsodilo hills, which provide something of an outdoor art gallery. There are over 4,000 ancient San Bushmen rock paintings to admire here – and some of this area’s rock art is known to be over 20,000 years old. It’s a strong sign of the area’s appeal to modern tourists that it is, today, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mokolodi Game Reserve
This reserve is great for a day trip, order acyclovir online being only a short drive away from Gaborone, the country’s capital. Mokolodi Game Reserve is dedicated to educating about conservation – and, as a result, is often visited by excited children on school field trips. You could find yourself just as excited as them when you see the white rhinos here; thanks largely to a successful breeding program, the white rhino has been kept from extinction in this country.
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Tours – Gabarone
Gaborone, Botswana’s capital, has become better known since it was chosen as a major setting in Alexander McCall-Smith’s popular books in the detective series The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. It’s now possible to join a tour where you can see not only Precious Ramotswe’s home town, but also locations used for shooting the HBO TV series adapted from the books. You can choose either a half-day or two-day tour; both take in Gabarone and its surroundings, but the longer tour also includes Mokolodi and Machudi further afield.
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Originally set up in 1992, the Khama Rhino Sanctuary is, unsurprisingly, a good place to see rhinos. However, you can embark on game drives and walks to see many other animals, while the pleasant scenery includes a major, grass-covered depression dotted with natural water holes. The sanctuary is particularly commonly visited by school children from nearby settlements and Francistown, which is considered Botswana’s second city. You can enjoy all of this with one of our Botswana safari packages!
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