Posted by: Rasma R | September 5, 2017

Beautiful Botswana

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A landlocked country Botswana is located in Southern Africa with its landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta.

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Gaborone the Capital

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Three Dikgosi Monument is a monument depicting three nationalist heroes – Bathoen, Khama II and Sebele.. The dikgosi or chiefs are memorialized in larger than life form. The monument includes panels that feature carvings of national virtues among them Botshabelo or refuge, Bogaka or herioism, Boitshoko or endurance, Maikarabelo or global respinsibility and Boipuso or independence.

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Gaborone Game Reserve was established in 1988. It has become the third busiest reserve in the country.

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Visitors can see wildebeest, elands, gemsboks, kudus, ostriches and warthogs. Among the birdlife here are kingfishers and hornbills.

The reserve has some picnic sites, a game hide and a small visitor-education center. All of the roads here are accessible by 2 WD.

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A prominent landmark the Parliament Building sits at the western end of the Mall.

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Debswana House is home of Botswana’s diamond industry.

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The University of Botswana is Botswana’s biggest university.

Traveling in Botswana

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The Okavango Delta is one of the most impressive and lovely wilderness locations in Africa.

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This is unspoiled wilderness with terrain that ranges from dry grasslands to swamps.

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Among the most popular activities are safaris and game watching. There are cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, elephants, crocodiles and rhinos.

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Kasane is situated between the Four Corners of Africa at the place where Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Zamibia meet.

Among the attractions in the is a huge Baobab tree that was once used as a prison because the trunk is large enough for a human to enter.

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There’s also a snake park with about 50 snakes from 17 different species.

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The town makes it easy for visitors to explore the Chobe River.

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Chobe National Park is the third largest game reserve in Botswana. It has one of the largest concentrations of rare game animals in the African continent. It takes its name from the Chobe River.

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The river supports an ecosystem of rare and exotic animals among them birds, elephants, lions, giraffes, baboons and buffalo. During the winter season you can see a herd of hundreds of elephants at a time.

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Francistown is the second largest and the oldest town in Botswana. It was built on gold mining. The town takes its name from a British man – Daniel Francis.

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The main sights in the town include the Supa Ngwao Museum which documents the life and culture of the Kalanga people.

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Birds and Game Botswana is a refuge for orphaned wild animals.

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The Central Kalahari Game Reserve has amazing grasslands and the rain in the summer brings many wild beasts including massive herds of animals like wildebeest and springbok.

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Here you can see true African wilderness.

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The Tsodilo Hills seem to suddenly appear out of nowhere in northwest Kalahari. These are amazing rock formations in all shapes and sizes.

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This is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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It is home to an impressive 4000 cave paintings that are spread out over 200 locations.

 

 

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Responses

  1. Wow. The wildlife is beautiful, as is the scenery there! Thank you for all of the details, Rasma 🙂

    • Glad you enjoyed the tour Christy. I love putting these together. There is so much to learn and discover. Hopefully some day people will be able to freely and safely travel to all these places. In fact I already know a family who traveled to Tanzania this year on safari and no problems. They really enjoyed themselves.

  2. What an awesome photo tour through Botswana! Certainly Tourism will flourish. Your work is inspiring. I remember these places as well as the people with profound sentiment. Thank you for sharing.

    • You welcome Grace. I enjoy putting these together and letting people know that beauty that is out there in the world. That way when they can and get the chance they will know about all the awesome places to see.

  3. Beautiful scenery and stunning photos! Thank you for following BrewNSpew.

    • Glad you enjoyed the tour. You welcome Eugenia enjoy your blog.


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