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Choose Botswana for safari holidays

Botswana is an African safari paradise. It is known for its amazing natural beauty, wildlife, rich heritage and rich lineage in early African anthropology.
These are eight reasons why a Botswana safari is worth it.
It is close to South Africa so it’s easy to get there.

There are many South African car hire companies that can help you get to Botswana.

From Johannesburg, it takes 356 kilometres to reach Gaborone which is the capital city of Botswana. This makes it an affordable and great trip not only for international travelers but also for locals.

Lonely Planet, one of the most renowned travel guides in the world, named Botswana its top destination for 2016. It was ahead of Australia, Japan, and Australia. They described Botswana’s character as “progressive”, enlightened, but most importantly, invigoratingly free.
The Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is considered one of the seven natural wonders Africa’s, and is a jewel in Botswana’s crown.

This is because of the Okavango River’s yearly flooding, which sees huge amounts of rainwater reach the Delta from Angola.

Botswana’s arid seasons result in an excessive amount of water which leads to wildlife being relocated from other dry areas.
Tsodilo hills is home to ancient San paintings

According to some, people lived in the Tsodilo Hills area for over 100 000 years. It is one the world’s oldest historical sites, and it is a must-see spot for visitors on a Botswana safari.

The main attractions of the museum are the cryptic rocks paintings that have been captivating explorers for many decades. You can also find camping options, as well as trails and walks. The museum also has approximately 500 locations that contain the paintings of San people.
There is a huge variety of wildlife in the Chobe National Park

The Chobe National Park is home to the greatest diversity and number of animals in Africa. Chobe is well-known for its high concentration of elephants, approximately 50,000 of which are the largest in the world.
Visit the Kalahari desert

The Kalahari desert, which is the largest part of Botswana’s territory, is unique in that it hosts a diverse range of wildlife and a vast array of fauna and flowers. It also includes 500 species of plants.
Tuli Block, land of giants

The Tuli Block, which is situated near South Africa’s southeastern border is just across the Limpopo River. This is a rare find for wildlife lovers and is known as “The Land of giants”.

You can view wildlife from a vantage point that is easily accessible. This ensures you are able to see all types of game. The wildlife includes 350 species of bird, elephant, cheetah and leopard, as well as eland, waterbuck, eland and cheetah. The only way to see caracals, aardwolfs, hyenas, and jackals is after it gets dark.
The Moremi Game Reserve wild dogs

Botswana is home to 30% of the world’s wild canine population. Botswana is a great choice for an African safari because of the declining numbers.

The dogs can enjoy their natural habitat in this unfenced area, far from any farming communities.