Experiencing the Best of Botswana

March 14, 2016
Jess

If you’re looking for adventure of simply want to experience some of the world’s most beautiful places, look no further than Botswana. A country in Southern Africa, Botswana is best known as a place of contrast. It is home to both the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, a lush landscape for animals during the seasonal floods and an ideal place for explorers to experience the natural world at its finest and get a true taste of the African wilderness.

If you’re planning a trip to Botswana and don’t know where to start, here are some handy travel tips on the highlights the country has to offer.

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Safari and Wildlife

Botswana is the ideal place for a safari, and the industry is naturally booming. If you want to see the region’s wildlife in abundance, then a safari is an absolute must. The region is seen as one of the more exclusive in Africa, and a safari package can be quite expensive, but self-drive explorations are an option and there are always packages from travel companies like Wexas to help you get the best experience on a budget.

Botswana’s wildlife has to be seen to be believed. Not only are there more elephants in Botswana than anywhere else in the world, but this is also a land where big cats roam free amongst the antelopes, wild dogs and brightly coloured birds. Botswana is filled with parks and reserves, from Chobe National Park to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pan, so there’s more than enough opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts to experience something unforgettable.

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Towns, Villages and Urban Exploration

Though Botswana is best known for its natural landscapes, there’s still plenty for fans of town and urban sites to enjoy. No trip to Botswana would be complete without visiting some of the many settlements throughout the country, and Francistown is one of the highlights. Francistown has undergone consistent expansion and modernisation over the years, and its history as a gold mining town has led to a recent economic boom.

As a result, the city is a fascinating combination of old and new, with modern amenities like malls and restaurants along with cultural hallmarks like the Supa Ngwao Museum, offering exhibitions on Botswana’s history and heritage as well as the culture of the Kalanga people. Other cities in Botswana include Gaborone, known as ‘Africa’ fastest growing city’ and home to a variety of attractions that celebrate Botswana’s heritage.

Botswana has so much to offer visitors, especially those seeking adventure, excitement and stunning views. Whether you want to explore the desert and sleep under the stars or experience Botswana culture by spending time in the settlements, the country has something for everyone, and promises a trip that you’ll never forget.

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