Botswana, home to 2 million people on the continent of Africa is one of the most rapidly changing places on Earth. With a population hungry to succeed and escape from their poverty-ridden past, Botswana is one of Africa’s most truly dynamic places, and one that you have to visit. If you’re considering going travelling in the near future and aren’t sure why you’d choose to go to Botswana over any other territory in Africa, we’ve put together a handy little guide to help persuade you. So, without further ado, here are 3 of the best reasons to go to Botswana for.
1 – Drive across the Makgadikgadi Salt Pan
If you want a truly unique experience, nothing could be more so than picking up an ATV and driving it across Botswana’s Makgadikgadi salt pan, an expansive natural area where the soft ground has been covered by a crunchy salt layer. You can pay for the privilege of camping out under the stars by a warm fire and admiring the southern sky. There’s also a great amount of wildlife in this desolate place, with meerkats calling the pan their home.
2 – Take a Trip to the Tsodilo Hills
If you’re interested in the history of the human race, where we all came from or even simply that you have a passion for art and culture, you should definitely take a trip out to the Tsodilo Hills. This is essentially a historic rock art site, with a twist, because as well as admiring the art created by people thousands of years ago, you can also choose to strap on your climbing gear and assail or abseil the hills in the area. However, with over 4,500 paintings, you’re bound to be astounded by the amazing ingenuity of those early human artists.
3 – Build Homes for the Homeless
If you’re looking for a reason to go somewhere that’s more selfless, then there can be no greater reasons than to build homes for people who are really in need of them. Companies can facilitate a number of ways that you can help to give back to a community who really need it, and in doing so, you’ll get to work alongside the locals and experience the real Botswana way of life. The work will be challenging, but it will also be rewarding, so it’s worth it if you really wan to have an experience that will last in your memory forever.
So there you have it – some of the best reasons to go to Botswana if you go travelling.