A landlocked country in the center of Southern Africa, this country has become the model for wildlife conservation around Africa. Lavish lodges in untamed wilderness areas has arguably made Botswana the greatest wildlife haven on the continent. The main features include the Kalahari Desert, Okavango Delta and Chobe Game Reserve (containing the highest concentration of elephants currently in the world). Untouched by the ways of modern urbanisation, Botswana is a wildlife paradise.
Despite recent and surprisingly rapid modernization, Botswana’s cities provide little in the way of tourist attractions. However, what the cities lack in excitement, the surrounding wilderness areas more than make up for in outstanding natural beauty.
The country’s primary tourist draw card is undoubtedly the vast red expanse of the Kalahari desert and its remarkably beautiful Okavango Delta – the largest inland delta in the world provide a haven for an abundance of African wildlife. Other highlights include the impressive Makgadikgadi salt pans where visitors are privy to massive zebra migrations during the flood season; the Savuti plains which host large prides of lions; and the Tsodilo Hills where 4500 rock paintings form a unique record of human settlement over many millennia.