Botswana is one of the most fascinating countries in southern Africa. A landlocked country, wedged between Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, slightly larger than Spain, but with only two million inhabitants. It is easier to cross with an elephant than with a Botswana because the country also hosts the largest concentration of black continent pachyderms: about 110,000. It is a population that grows at 5% per year and already causes conflicts of territoriality with local communities. That’s why your controlled hunting is legal. So you must visit this place.
The Okavango River is born in Angola and crosses the Kalahari Desert, which occupies a good part of the surface of Botswana. But there comes a time when it cannot go on and disappears into the sands of the great desert without ever seeing the sea. In this agony prior to its dissolution, it forms one of the most impressive inland deltas: the Okavango Delta, one of the last virgin zones of planet earth. A natural reserve not yet altered by humans where elephants, hippos, giraffes, antelopes, crocodiles live .The delta has an extension as large as the province and is completely flooded with water.
Another fascinating place is the national parks of Chobe, in the north of Botswana, another of the most interesting and unknown virgin areas of Africa. Between the two they gather a population of 60,000 elephants. Plant tents on the banks of a river, at a prudent distance from the hippos, in the middle of the most authentic jungle, as alone as Tarzan and Cheeta. At night the roars of the lions could be heard, you may also feel that the hyenas roaming around the camp. And in the morning when opening the zipper you could see a row of elephants passing a few meters away, on the way to the river for your morning bath.
The amusement of Moremi Game Reserve is perfect for the individuals who don’t have sufficient energy or craving to camp medium-term. The visit incorporates an entire day of visiting parts of this ground-breaking save looking for creatures. While a few creatures, particularly nighttime species, can be hard to identify. It is home to one of the best wildlife species in the world, which makes the area spectacular for the observation of animals and birds, including all the main herbivorous and carnivorous species of the region, and more than 400 species of birds, many migratory and others in danger of extinction.
These are the aborigines of Botswana (although today they are only a minority of about 45,000 individuals) decorated 4,000 years ago with cave paintings the Tsodilo Hills, a group of four sacred mountains that emerge solitary in the middle of the Kalahari. They are another essential place to see in Botswana. Also Maun, the main city of Okavango, located at the southern end of the delta, at the gates of the Kalahari. The city has grown a lot and has become international because most safaris leave from here and enter the natural parks of Botswana.
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