10 Best Places to Visit in Botswana
Hello Displorers, welcome back to another interesting video presented to you by Displore and thanks for watching, as you all know it is always a pleasure presenting to you interesting places to visit on the African Continent. In today’s video we are taking you to the land of varying abundance, Botswana and we shall be presenting to you the 10 best places to visit in Botswana. Botswana, officially Known as the Republic of Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa bordered by Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.With an area of 582,000km2, the country is estimated to have a current populationof 2.3million people mostly concentrated in the eastern part of the country with its capital at Gaboroneh. Botswana is one of Africa’s most stable countries and it is the continent’s longest continuous multi-party democracy. It is relatively free of corruption and has a good human rights record. The economy, one of the most robust on the continent, is dominated by diamond mining and Agriculture. Botswana is the world’s largest producer of diamonds and the trade has transformed it into a middle-income nation with a nominal GDP per capita of $8,253 as of 2020 and is expected to be $8,500 by the end of 2020.
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Botswana is well known for having some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent. 38% of its total land area are devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas. The country is sparsely populated because up to 70% of the country is covered by the Kalahari Desert.
There are numerous amazing places you can visit in Botswana, so in this video we have compiled the 10 best places to visit in while in Botswana of course in no particular order.
10. Okavango Delta
The Okavango River cuts through the center of the Kalahari Desert, creating a unique inland water system that gives life to a huge variety of birds and animals. The Okavango Delta is one of the most inspiring and awe-inspiring wilderness locations in Africa, if not the entire planet.The Okavango Delta is a unique safari destination because you can view much of its wildlife from a traditional canoe, or mokoro. The Delta is a truly unspoiled wilderness with terrain ranging from dry grasslands to swamps. Safaris and game watching are the most popular activities in the park and possible animals to be sighted include cheetahs, zebra, giraffes, elephants, crocodiles and rhinos to name only a few. Although the terrain here is always stunning, the seasons can dramatically affect your chances of seeing certain animals.The best time to view wildlife is during peak flood season which is ironically during the May-October dry season. Wildlife is more concentrated on the delta islands at this time, making it easier to spot. There are numerous lodges and luxury safari camps, many of which offer walking safaris and island camping trips.
9. Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park lies in Botswana’s Okavango Delta and covers four distinct eco-systems. Chobe National Park is the second largest park in Botswana and covers an area of 10,566km². With areas of marshland, flood plains, savannah, grasslands, woodland and the Chobe and Savuti Rivers, the park is wonderfully diverse. Chobe has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent and is known for its elephant population, with some 120,000 based in the park. The elephants tend to be very large but their ivory is brittle, so they only have short tusks. Besides elephant, an abundance of giraffe, zebra, impala, sable, wildebeest, kudu, waterbuck, warthogs, eland, lion and hyena can be seen, and if you are very lucky, cheetah and leopard. In the northern areas near Kasane, game viewing on a Chobe Sunset River Cruise is a particular highlight. The Savuti area referred to as ‘The Kingdom of the Lion’ due to the high density of lions in the area, covers an area of 5000km2 and is renowned for its prime game viewing with an abundance of wildlife, both predators and prey.Chobe is accessible by car which makes it a little less expensive than some of Botswana’s other parks. There’s a wide variety of accommodation available to suit all budgets. You can even rent a houseboat.
8. Tsodilo Hills