Culture and History

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The wildlife in Botswana moves freely across the country, which creates ample opportunity for guided walking safaris, but less so for more general walking. The guided Basarwa walks in the Kalahari region could be a real highlight for those...
Situated east of Palapye, the imposing Tswapong Hills rise almost four hundred metres above the surrounding plains.
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Rising abruptly, and dramatically, from the Kalahari scrub bush – the rock face turning a copper colour in the dying sun – the magnetic power of Tsodilo Hills both captivates and mystifies. There is a...
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The Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers is a Swedish-initiated cooperative (1973) situated in Oodi village, approximately 20 kms north of Gaborone, on the Francistown Road.
Old Palapye is an important multicultural historical site containing artifacts from the Middle Stone Age, the Late Stone Age, the Early Iron Age, and in contemporary times, the 19th century capital of...
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Spectacular landscapes, rich and varied wildlife, and a host of historical, cultural and natural history attractions define this unique and very striking corner of northeastern Botswana.
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The site of David Livingstone’s third and final mission station was Kolobeng, approximately 20 kms west of Gaborone, past Gabane.
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This delightful diversion is a recreated Hurutshe village offering accommodation (in traditional rondavels), arts, crafts and dancing, and Sunday brunch with local cuisine.
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Approximately 15 kms from Gaborone, this lovely village set amongst hills is wonderful for walking and exploring on foot.
Panorama of the 1921 Mochudi National School
Mochudi is the main village for Bakgatla tribe whose totem is a monkey. Bakgatla who migrated from present day South Africa in 1871 to escape Boer encroachment of their lands, settled at the base of P...
Often referred to as ‘Gateway to the Kalahari,’ Molepolole is a village that one passes on the way to Khutse Game Reserve. Home to the Bakwena people, on and off for the past four hundred years, their...
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This picturesque village, situated southwest of Gaborone, is set amongst large granite boulders, the largest being Thamaga Hill. It is best known for its very beautiful pottery, of the same name, and...

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Tourist Reviews

Fauluos Makgadikgadi Pans
This was our first stop on a safari trip to Botswana and to be honest we had not expected big things from this camp. How wrong we were, the accommodation, staff and food were all excellent and we were made to feel very much at home. As with many...

Travel Info

Self Drive Camping

Embarking on a camping trip in Botswana requires a good deal of planning and preparation. You will be going to remote areas, accessible only by four-wheel drive, where water, petrol or food may not be available. You may often be