Botswana’s primary attraction is its wildlife. Nearly one-fifth of the nation is made up of wildlife parks. Lions, cheetahs, crocodiles, hippos, elephants, antelope, wild dogs, and hundreds of bird species may be found in these parks. Visitors may go on safaris and stay in lodges ranging from low-cost dormitories with tour buses to $1,000+/night luxury lodges with your own maid and driver.
The Okavango Delta, where the Okavango River expands into the world’s biggest inland delta, is one of southern Africa’s most impressive—and popular—wildlife attractions. The wetlands and water canals in the midst of the dry Kalahari attract animals from hundreds of kilometers away and quadruple in size (to 100 000 km2) during floods in July and August. The nearby Chobe National Park has a huge elephant population, and it’s also possible to see many of Africa’s well-known animals, including zebras and lions. Year-round, the stark salt pans of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park attract a great number and diversity of birds. Nxai Pan National Park, Mokolodi Nature Reserve, and Gemsbok National Park are all excellent wildlife reserves.
Unfortunately, the majority of Botswana’s native tribes simply dress in traditional attire and conduct ceremonies for visitors. Nonetheless, for cultural vultures, the settlements of D’Kar and Xai-Xai have a lot to offer, such as arts and crafts and the chance to engage in different ceremonies. Tsodilo Hills has one of the most extensive collections of rock art on the continent.