7 Places to Visit in Botswana ...

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It might not be as well known as its South African neighbors, but there are some fabulous places to visit in Botswana.

If you want the experience of wide open skies, incredible scenery and amazing wildlife, you’ll certainly get it in Botswana;

it’s just a little understated, but no less magnificent.

I promise you, these places to visit in Botswana will amaze and delight you.

1. Gaborone

Gaborone

One of the most underrated places to visit in Botswana is the nation’s capital, home to about a tenth of the total Botswana population.2

Gaborone is one of the fastest growing cities in the world but is still pleasantly small.

Here you’ll find the National Museum and Art Gallery, the Three Kgosi Statues, the Gaborone Hare Krishna Temple and a great selection of restaurants and bars or shebeens.

There are also several game reserves in and around Gaborone.

A popular way to get to know the city and the surrounding area is to take the No.

1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Tour, inspired by Alexander McCall Smith’s series of hit novels featuring Mma Precious Ramotswe.

2. Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is one of the top attractions in Botswana.

This huge inland delta in the northwest of the country is formed by the Okavango River, which flows into Botswana from Angola.

The network of lakes, canals, swamps and thousands of islands is a natural habitat for a wide range of animals, including hippos, elephants, antelope, lions, giraffes, buffalo and crocodiles.

Go fishing, take a dugout canoe known as a mokoro along the waterways or see the vastness of the delta from a light aircraft.

The best time to visit is in July or August, when the flood levels are at their highest, wildlife is abundant and it’s not so unbearably hot.

3. Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park

Botswana’s oldest national park boasts one of Africa’s largest concentrations of wild animals.

Some of the species you may be able to spot here are lions, leopards, giraffes, zebra, warthogs and a variety of antelope.

However, it’s especially the large population of elephants that makes the park a popular Botswana destination.

It’s a birdwatcher’s paradise too, so bring your binoculars.

With its location in northern Botswana, Chobe is only a short journey away from the spectacular Victoria Falls on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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