Tucked in the southern region of Africa is the country of Botswana.
Its landscape is defined by the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert, making its valleys and grasslands home to various wild animals. Thus, it can offer a true safari experience!
You can enjoy your trip to Botswana by engaging in different activities. Why not paddle through the wide stretched water trails of the Okavango in a mokoros, Botswana’s version of a canoe used by the locals to fish, hunt and gather plants. To further immerse yourself in Botswana’s culture, get to know the San people of the Kalahari, commonly called the “Bushmen”. Walk with them through the desert and learn how they go about every day.
See Botswana’s ‘Louvre of the Desert’, where an estimated 4,500 pre-historic paintings are tucked away in a 10 square kilometre area. It is now revered by the San and Hambukushu tribes as the home of their ancestors’ spirits and a place of worship.
Take your adventure out into the wild by enjoying a safari. Botswana takes pride in the vast array of animals one can see in their grasslands and desert. The enormous Central Kalahari Game Reserve protects several endangered species of ostrich, hyena, wildebeest, and the Kalahari lion.
Travellers usually maximize their trip by camping out. There are several places in Botswana where you can camp along a river or close to the lodge. A safari trip is not complete without riding a 4×4 jeep across the grasslands and desert. See if you can spot and then capture photographs of the Big 5 – buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros!
Now you’ve got some great ideas for your trip, don’t forget to arrange travel insurance as soon as you’ve made a booking. Get a quote today or call one of our friendly team on 1300 819 888 to discuss your requirements.