Take a trip to Botswana
Botswana is a country best known for its peace and tranquility along with the wilderness. The amazing uniqueness of nature can be found in the landscape of Botswana, there are deserts, deltas, savannahs, grasslands and of course wildlife.
The famous African wildlife that you cannot afford to miss, where endangered animals like the African wild dog, blue wildebeest, antelopes, and other mammals and birds are found.
The Chobe National Park, is a very sought after tourist destination – it has the world’s largest concentration of African elephants. This park, spread over 11,000 km has over 360 species of birds. Moreover there are specialised sanctuaries for different species of animals as well as birds like the Khama Rhino Sanctuary famous for their rhinoceros and Makgadikgadi Sanctuary famous for their flamingos. So if you love the sound of nature and nned complete isolation along with the excitement of adventure you cannot afford to miss it.
For those in search of a rich cultural heritage and a taste for art must come to this place at least once, be it music or art or craft Botswana has it all. The music here is mostly vocal and performed sometimes without drums depending on the occasion; it also makes heavy use of string instruments. Not just the usual instruments, the hands are used as musical instruments to bring out rhythm.
For those in search of some relaxing golf amongst the natural beauty, there are a number of golf courses which are maintained by the Botswana Golf Union. There is also ‘stay and play’ kind of facility; the Phakalane Golf Estate offers both hotel accommodations and access to golf courses.
There are a number of museums that give you an opportunity to get an insight into the rich heritage of Botswana’s art, music, culture, history and people. Some of these museums are Botswana National Museum in Gaborone, Kgosi Bathoen II (Segopotso) Museum in Kanye, Khama III Memorial Museum in Serowe, and Kgosi Sechele I Museum in Molepolole.
For all the ladies who want a detailed look into the diamonds they buy, Botswana’s Orapa mine is the largest diamond mine in the world. It is also estimated that it produced over $1.6 billion worth of diamonds in the year 2013.
For staying, there is a flood of options, starting from top class luxury hotels to camps to safari lodges. The cuisine is spectacular with unimaginable spreads. Be it their local cuisine, fast food, Asian dishes or European, the options are a plenty.
No worries for the Visa, as citizens of the United States, South Africa, British Commonwealth countries, and most Western European countries do not need visas for stays of less than 91 days although passports would be required.
Botswana is sure to provide a unforgettable experience for all kinds of souls. From the carefree & wild to the culture lovers, throughout Botswana there is something for everyone.