Follow animal herds on horseback over the Okavango Delta; lounge in luxury tents in the middle of the savanna; or navigate a mokoro boat as you take in the sunset. These are just a few of the must-dos you’ve got to experience in one of Africa’s least known and most surprising destinations.
FIVE BOTSWANA MUST-DOS
- The Okavango Delta on horseback, in the company of expert guides, following the animal herds and sleeping in “fly camps” in the middle of wild nature. It is without a doubt the most authentic, least touristy safari in all Botswana.
- Spend nights under the stars in a luxury tent at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, the awesome salt-flat in the north of Botswana.
- Have an encounter with members of the indigenous nation known as the San people in the Kalahari and together explore the bushmen’s hunting and game-pursual techniques.
- Mokoro or hand-propelled launch excursions to sunsets on the delta’s tranquil waters. No motorboats will ever come on the scene to wreck your alternative contemplation of the marvelous wildlife.
- Take an on-foot safari along the river at Chobe National Park, home to more than half of Botswana’s elephant population, alongside 400 bird species—which makes the park one of the most significant destinations for birdwatching safaris in all Africa.
FIVE TRAVEL BOOKS
A good book can become the perfect travel companion. We recommend the following five reads to enjoy at your destination.
- Van der Post, Laurens: Aventura en el corazón de África
- Masó, Albert: Kalahari: el desierto rojo
- Eckstron, Christine; Lanting, Frans: Paraísos olvidados
- Marín, Miguel F.: La ruta del Okavango
- Moret, Xavier: A la sombra del baobab
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