Botswana, 5 good reasons to discover this country

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Embark on a magical journey to Botswana

A discreet country in southern Africa, Botswana is a paradise of the wild animal world, which tourists should discover very soon. According to Lonely Planet, the country of the Tswanas - named after the majority ethnic group - will be the most trendy, ahead of Japan and the United States. Here are 5 places to give you an overview of what to expect if you go on a trip to Botswana.

1. The Okavango Delta

This is the magic of nature. The Okavango is the second largest inland delta in the world, thanks to its 18 m000. In the very north of the country, this geographic specificity does not flow into the sea, but into the desert, that of the Kalahari. The water irrigates 2 m15000 of arid land. Eventually islets formed and plant life took shape. The site is essential for photographing waders, elephants, wildebeest, hippos. The easiest way to approach him is to go on a safari.

2. The Kalahari Desert

Impossible to miss this arid surface of 900 km000, stretching between Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. While temperatures can easily reach 2 ° C in July and August, they do not prevent vegetation from proliferating. The site has several reserves where different animal communities live, such as springboks, lions, hyenas, meerkats or antelopes.

3. The Thamalakane river and the town of Maun

At the entrance to the Okavango Delta, the Thamalakane River is an ideal base for lovers who wish to contemplate a sunset. 19 km away, the city of Maun will surely be another stop on the journey, given its tourist appeal. The destination is ideal for taking the road to the Moremi Game reserve.

4. Chobe National Park

To the north, near the town of Kasane it is one of the tourist attractions of Botswana. Elephant fans will not miss it since 40000 specimens live there. In Bostwana, it is one of the privileged sites to see them. Chobe National Park is the third largest reserve in the country. More than 250 species of animals have found refuge there.

5. Kgalagadi Park

Shared with South Africa, Kgalagali Park covers 38000 km2. Tourists go there on game drives to better observe birds of prey. But the star is here, the oryx gazelle. “Kgalagadi” means “the land of thirst”. The park, dotted with red dunes, is in fact located in the middle of the Kalahari desert. The temperature can reach 42 ° C in the shade, and up to 70 ° C in full sun. Tourists visit the park along the two dry rivers, which are said to flow only once in a century.

Pratical information

  • Capital city : Gaborone
  • Number of inhabitants: about 2 million
  • Area: 224 610 km²
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