A wealth of natural treasure awaits visitors to Botswana, one of southern Africa’s most prosperous countries. The glaring pans of the Makgadikgadi, parched earth of the Kalahari, teeming waterways of the Okavango, and the renowned Chobe National Park all offer something to thrill travellers.
Although landlocked, Botswana boasts the lush Okavango Delta and panhandle where the surrounding riverine forest, mopane woodlands, and savannahs are a centre of incredible biodiversity. Reserves surrounding the Delta and other game-abundant areas such as Chobe National Park give visitors a chance to get up close and personal with the country’s wildlife. The terrain of the Tuli Block, its surrounding areas rich in San rock art and the remnants of ancient civilisations will bring life to historical textbooks.
Further west, the expansive Kalahari Desert scrubland offers endless horizons and glittering night skies while the cracked, desolate splendour of the neighbouring Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans promise peaceful isolation. Near the South African border, the international city of Gaborone comes alive with hotels, shops, restaurants, and nightclubs ready to host the savvy traveller on their way through this electrifying country.
- Botswana is a country abundant in ruins of ancient civilisations, wildlife, and natural wonders
- The lush Okavango Delta, parched Kalahari Desert and expansive Makgadikgadi Pans are some of the country’s prime attractions
- Botswana is renowned for its array of wildlife and contrasting landscapes that result in incredible biodiversity
- Botswana’s popular regions are all easily accessed via air from the capital, Gaborone, or Johannesburg in neighbouring South Africa