DESTINATION OVERVIEW

Botswana

Nicknamed “The African Miracle”, Botswana is one of the most prosperous and peaceful countries on the continent. As far as tourism is concerned, the country is gradually opening up to the world, but most of it is barely explored, with 40% of its area dedicated to wildlife. The destination was previously considered only by affluent customers, with its luxury lodges only accessible by charter flights in regions such as the Okavango Delta. However, in recent years, government and private sector investments have helped to develop cheaper infrastructure, and Botswana is becoming famous for activities like camping. Its exceptional natural heritage makes it an ideal destination for nature lovers, to explore responsibly, with respect for conservation and the environment.

WHY CHOOSE BOTSWANA?

More reasons to choose Botswana for your next trip with Kamaroutes

  • Botswana is considered one of the best country’s’ in Africa for mobile Camping
  • Offers a unique way of experiencing safari using the Mokoro which is a dugout canoe
  • Home to 2 UNESCO’s Heritage Sites, the Okavango Delta and Tsodilo hills
  • Provides unique Houseboat experiences on the Okavango delta
  • Chobe National Park is home to some of the largest herds of elephants.
  • Rare species which can be seen on safari including the black-maned Kalahari lion, sitatunga, puku and red lechwe antelope.
  • Offers a great experience of Zebra migration, which happens annually around November, whereby up to 25 000 zebras start their migration through the Makgadikgadi National park in search of water and lush.
  • One of Africa’s oldest tribe the San people are found in Botswana
  • Stable politically, offers visitors peace and tranquility.

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Gweta’s Baobabs

In the vicinity of Gweta, a small village located approximately 205 km from Maun, there are baobabs which have the status of national monuments. Greens Baobab was named after the hunter and trader Frederick Thomas Green in the 19th century. About 11 km further south of Green’s Baobab is the much more impressive Chapman Baobab, which is 25 m in circumference and was historically used as a navigation beacon. It was also used as an old post office by explorers, traders and passing travelers, many of whom left inscriptions on its chest. On January 7, 2016, Chapman’s Baobab fell. It is not yet known what caused his fall or whether the tree is still alive.

Chapmans baobab

Photo credit: Africa Geographic

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