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The Best of Botswana

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Botswana is a stable and prosperous African country. Thirty-eight percent of the country's land has been set aside for conservation. Ride in a mokoro in Chobe National Park to view hippos, crocodiles, and elephants up close. Spend a night sleeping under the stars in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Learn basket weaving from the Wayeyi people in the Okavango Delta. These are the unique ways travelers can connect with Botswana's people and wildlife.
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Dekar, Botswana
Calling all overlanders! Traveling through Ghanzi, Botswana? Just a little ways out of town lies the village of D'kar. A tiny spot on the map that houses an incredible museum and cultural center about the history of the San People and the Naro...
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Chobe National Park, in northern Botswana, has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa, and the most exciting way to experience the park is by boat. The Zambezi Queen and a handful of small-vessel cruises operate along the Chobe River,...
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Lilac breasted roller is the most beautiful bird I’ve ever seen. Birds generally are not cooperative models but this one posed and I was able to take an array of photos, though none while it was doing the mating-dance roll it’s named for. It’s the...
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Kalahari Desert Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92211, USA
It’s not always easy to find eco-ethical travel experiences that connect you with a region’s natural and cultural heritage in an authentic, responsible and sustainable manner. So I was thrilled to discover Meno A Kwena Tented Camp, a community...
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Kalahari Desert Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92211, USA
Spend the morning walking with Zu/’hoasi Bushmen trackers. Uncharted Africa Safari Co. has pioneered and passionately supported cultural tourism in Botswana since the company’s inception 13 years ago. It has long been their belief that it is a...
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While staying at Jack's Camp in the Kalahari Desert, guests are treated to a fun way to explore the largest single salt pan on earth - in the middle of the savannah in northeastern Botswana - the Makgadikgadi Pan. Once the sun starts to set,...
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Pont Drift, Botswana
I love the Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana, near the Limpopo River. The opportunity to explore the 25,000-hectare reserve by bicycle or by foot is something that rarely happens on a safari. You can arrange morning and late afternoon walks with...
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The ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris has been operating mobile camps in Botswana for 30 years. Today it runs 16 lodges in the Okavango Delta. Located on the delta’s 700-square-mile Abu Concession, Abu Camp offers an unusual safari experience:...
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
Botswana’s most famous crafts are baskets woven from fan palm fibers. They are dyed with natural pigments: blue from fever-berry leaves, dark brown from magic guarri shrubs, and yellow from the roots of red star apple trees. Some baskets take a...
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For an unforgettable safari experience in Botswana's Central Kalahari, you'll want to book a stay at Wilderness Safaris' Kalahari Plains Camp. During the summer rains, you'll tufts of grass and flowers sprout across the arid region. From December...
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Ngamiland West, Botswana
The snorts and honks of hippos are audible from the nine luxury tents at Kings Pool Camp. Set over a small lagoon, it's a popular camp from which to watch elephants. The annual flooding of this swampy region encourage the elephants to spread out...
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Chobe Forest Reserve, Botswana
To get away from the crowds in Chobe, stay at Ngoma Safari Lodge. It's located on the far western edge of the park. The eight thatched roof cottages are completely spacious but cozy and feature decks overlooking the Chobe River. In 2011, the...
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R360, Upington, 8800, South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park was created through the cooperation of the governments of Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa. Their cooperation has united several smaller fragmented parks into a larger border-less area for wildlife to roam....