Lesoma Memorial Monument
In 1977, Zimbabwe's brutal civil war (then Rhodesia) spilt over into Botswana. While 15 Botswana Defence Force soldiers died in the incident, the event only strengthened Botswana's resolve to remain a peace-loving nation.
The Ngwezumba pans lie approximately 70 km south of the Chobe River and comprise a large complex of clay pans, surrounded by Mophane woodlands and grassland plains. During the rainy season, the pans fill with water, attracting wildlife away from the Linyanti and Chobe rivers' permanent water sources.