Tour comparison Botswana is all about safari adventures and exploring lush river systems, as the landlocked East African nation is home to a number of notable parks, game reserves and even the world’s biggest delta where wildlife graze in abundance.
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Botswana tours start and end in Maun or Gaborone, or travel from South Africa and Zimbabwe into Botswana with numerous combined East Africa tours available. Botswana tour operators offer exclusive wilderness bush camping in the Okavango Delta, at lodges and/or houseboats, along with comfortable, reliable overland vehicles fully equipped with storage, safety and window viewing, organised transport in the unique motorised mokoro canoes, and included camping and cooking equipment.
Itineraries in tour comparison Botswana ensure you make the most of your East Africa experience, with certified safari guide rangers who know where to spot wildlife, bush walking safaris with experiences, professional guides, and activities like picturesque sunset boat cruises along the Chobe River.
Optional excursions on Botswana tours include scenic flights over Okavango Delta, quad biking, and additional game drives.
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- Botswana is a landlocked country home to the world’s largest inland delta, the Okavango, with the town of Maun considered the gateway to this vast river system.
- Botswana is a great place to see the famed African wildlife, with elephant spotting in Chobe National Park, the dry Kalahari Desert and Central Kalahari Game Reserve, floodplains and big game at Moremi National Park, gemsbok and hyenas in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, and white rhinos at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
- Other fascinating sites in Botswana include the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, some of the largest in the world, and the ancient paintings that earned the Tsodilo Hills the nickname ‘Louvre of the Desert’.
- Notable Botswanan Presidents include Quett Masire, Festus Mogae and the ‘George Washington of Africa’, first President of Botswana Sir Seretse Khama.
- The acclaimed novel and TV series “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” is based in Botswana, and resulted in a spin-off of sorts called ‘Mma Ramotswe’s Cookbook’, full of authentic recipes.
- Miss Universe Ms Mpule Kwelagobe, TV presenter Kaone Kario, and musicians DJ Fresh and Shanti Lo are all from Botswana.
- Olympic runners Nijel Amos and Amantle Montsho are some of Botswana’s most successful athletes, with Amos the first ever Olympic medallist (2012) from Botswana and Montsho the first to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games (2010).
- The card game Bridge and footballer Dipsy Selolwane are both from Botswana.
- Approximately 30 minutes outside the capital of Gaborone lies Otse Village, where Nkuku Bosetlha was famously attacked by a three-metre python that wrapped itself around her body – and survived to tell the tale.
- The Maitisong Festival is Botswana’s biggest, with local and international artists performing music, theatre, dance, poetry and comedy at the event in Gaborone, which has been running for 30 years.
- Unity Dow is a human rights activist, judge and writer from Botswana who, among many other things, has been listed as a recognised feminist and a woman ‘who shakes the world’.
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