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Why Botswana is the destination for your next African safari

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Botswana is a top choice for African safari lovers due to its stunning natural beauty, incredible wildlife, and rich lineage to early African culture and anthropology.
Here are eight reasons to go on a Botswana safari.
Because it is so close to South Africa, getting there is easy

It is easy to get to Botswana with the many South African car rental companies.

It takes only 356 km to reach Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, if you fly into Johannesburg. It’s a great, affordable trip that is accessible to both international and local travelers.

According to ‘Lonely Planet,’ Botswana was named the number one destination for 2016, ahead of other likely destinations like Australia, Japan and the USA. The book describes Botswana as “progressive”, “enlightened” but most importantly, “invigoratingly wild.”
The Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta, Botswana’s jewel, is one of seven natural wonders in Africa.

This phenomenon is caused by the yearly flooding in the Okavango River, which receives large amounts of rainwater from Angola.

Botswana’s dry season results in a large volume of water, which causes wildlife to be relocated from other areas that are more dry.
Tsodilo Hills is home to the San paintings of ancient times

The area of Tsodilo hills has been home to people for approximately 100 000 years. It is one of the most important historical sites on the planet and must-see for all visitors to Botswana.

The main attraction is the cryptic rock painting, which has captured the imagination of explorers over the years. The museum also offers camping facilities, trails, and walks. There are approximately 500 locations where San People paintings can be found.
The Chobe National Park is home to a wide range of wildlife

According to some, Chobe National Park has the most wildlife and the highest number in Africa. Chobe is known for its large concentration of elephants, which number approximately 50,000. This is one of the most important numbers in the world.
The Kalahari Desert is a must-see

The Kalahari Desert, which covers the majority of Botswana, is unique because it supports a wide variety of wildlife as well as a large collection of fauna-flora. This includes the Acacia tree and 500 other species.
Tuli Block – Land of Giants

The Tuli Block is located near the South Africa border on the famous Limpopo River. It is a rare opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts.

There is an accessible viewing point from which to view animals, so you can be sure to see many types of game. There are 350 bird species recorded in the reserve, including elephant, waterbuck and eland. You can only see jackals, caracal, aardwolf and hyena after the sun goes down.
The Moremi Game Reserve’s wild dogs

Botswana is believed to have 30% of the world’s wild dogs. Botswana’s wild dog population has been declining over the years, which is another reason to visit Botswana on your next African safari.

It is unfenced, and away from farms. This makes it an ideal place for dogs to live in their natural environment.