Botswana is a country known for the presence of vast natural areas where a multitude of animals live in its natural state. In particular, among the most famous tourist attractions of Botswana is the area of the so-called Okavango Delta. A vast swampy area where the waters of the Okavango river end in a large delta. The Kalahari desert area, although less densely populated with animals, also has a particular natural charm and is part of Botswana’s tourist attractions.
Among the sites that UNESCO has entered on the list of World Heritage Sites there are some sites in Botswana: Tsodilo (2001) and the Okawango Delta (2014).
PREHISTORIC ROCK ART
The Tsodilo site is located in the Kalahari desert, in the north-west of the country, near the border with Namibia. It is a place with one of the highest concentrations of prehistoric rock art in the world. This is why Tsodilo has been called the ‘Louvre of the Desert’. In this place over 4,500 prehistoric paintings are visible in an area of only 10 sq km. The archaeological data of the area indicate that in the area human activities have been present for over 100,000 years.
ANIMALS AND UNCONTAMINATED NATURE
Interesting to see during a visit of the country is also the Kgalagadi Tranfrontier National Park a vast natural park formed by the union of Gemsbok National Park (Botswana) and Kalahari Gemsbok Park (South Africa). The park covers 38,000 sq km and about 70% of the park area is located in Botswana. The park extends into a semi-desert area and is rich in fauna there are large predators such as Kalahari lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas. There are also numerous herbivores including antelopes (springbok, eland, hartebeest) and wildebeests. There are also many reptiles, including numerous snakes, and birds especially vultures and birds of prey.
The most important natural tourist attractions of Botswana are the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Nxai Pan National Park, Matsieng Rock Carvings, Mokolodi Nature Reserve and Nata Bird Sanctuary. In all these places it is possible to admire animals and unspoiled nature.
The climate of Botswana.
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