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Tourist attractions of Botswana

Botswana is a landlocked nation located in Southern Africa. Around 70 percent of this flat country is covered by the Kalahari Desert. Gaborone is the capital of Botswana. The country has diverse areas of wildlife habitat. Christianity is the main religion in Botswana. Around 70 percent of the population is Christians.

Botswana attracted 2.15 million tourists in 2011. Here is a brief overview of some popular tourist attractions of Botswana.

Gaborone

It is the capital and the largest city in Botswana. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. The National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone Dam, Kgale Hill, Goborone Yacht Club and Gaborone Game Reserve are some tourist attractions of Gaborone.

Chobe National Park

Located in the Chobe district, the national park has the world’s largest concentration of African elephants. It supports about 350 species of birds. It is the country’s first national park.

Male African Elephant

Male African Elephant

Moremi Game Reserve

This game reserve is located in the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta. It covers much of the eastern side of the delta. You can enjoy excellent views of Savannah here. The game reserve houses around 500 species of birds and other species of wildlife like giraffe, lion, hyena, cheetah, impala, etc.

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Botswana: Tourist Attractions

 

Located in the Kalahari Desert (Ghanzi District), this game reserve covers an area of 52,800 sq km. It is the second largest game reserve in the world. Here you can find wildlife like giraffe, lion, brown hyena, warthog, cheetah, wild dog, leopard and many more.

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

This large salt pan is located in the middle of the dry savanna. It is one of the largest salt flats in the world. It is surrounded by the Kalahari Desert. After rains, you can find great white pelicans, greater flamingos and zebras in this national park.

Nxai Pan National Park

Located in northeastern Botswana, this national park consists Nxai Pan, one of the Makgadikgadi Pan salt flats. It is mainly forest and savanna woodland. It is advisable to visit this national part between November and April.

Khama Rhino Sanctuary

This sanctuary is located 25 km north of the historic Serowe on the Serowe-OrapaRoad. This sanctuary is well-known for its varieties of rhinos. It also houses other species like zebra, blue wildebeest, giraffe, eland, springbok, impala, gemsbok, kudu and many more.

If you love wildlife, you should visit Botswana. Your trip to the above mentioned tourist attractions of Botswana is sure to be a memorable one.

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