Botswana is truly one of the real gems of the African continent. Although completely land-locked, it boasts desert, endless savannahs and the world’s largest inland delta. Botswana is untouched, untamed and is home to an abundance of flora and fauna.
For the more adventurous of you here are 10 things to put on your Botswanan bucket list.
1.Walking Safaris – guided walking safaris are offered in the Delta-Chobe area. A lovely, quiet way to get up close and personal with nature.
2.Elephant/horseback safaris – these are not for the faint hearted and definitely a thrilling outing for all!
3.Mokoro (canoe) adventures- Float along on a mokoro, (traditional canoe) while your expert guide poles you in amongst the delta’s luscious waterways.
4.Fly over the Kalahari Desert in a hot-air balloon for an bird’s eye view of the vast landscape and watch the roaming antelope from above.
5.Fishing. Try your hand at sport-fisihing in the Okavango Delta, Chobe river system or near Shashe, Bokaa or Gaborone.
6.Mountain bike through the rugged terrain of the Mashatu Game Reserve, stopping to let the antelope cross in front of you.
7.Experience Botswana’s culture in Serowe, a traditional village with a historic royal cemetery.
8.Go quad biking across the Makgadikgadi Pans for an exhilarating and liberating experience.
9. Game Drives – Botswana’s game drives, in open four wheel-drive vehicles are some of the best in the world and offer superb wildlife viewing. In Botswana you have great freedom to drive off road and are unlikely to see lot of other vehicles.
10.Last but not least have an epic sundowner. Whether your drink of choice is a G and T or ice cold beer, enjoy it while watching the red-hot African sun go down over the Kalahari.
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