Botswana is a country worth getting to know. People go there mainly for safaris on the waters of the Okovango delta to see the lions at the Chobe national park, the unique scenery of the Kalahari Desert, or the breathtaking excursions to the Victoria Falls. Discovering the nature and wildlife of Botswana is an absolute must.
Boasting a large number of nature reserves and various ways of fighting against poaching, this country has been able to preserve its biodiversity, and practically overflows with elephants, lions, zebras and antelopes, as well as birds of all species...you won't know where to start! However don't worry: with the vast number of options, there's no need to visit every park to see everything. Take time to read reviews posted by travellers who are members of the Evaneos community, and take your pick of the many places and stop-offs mentioned.
Certain unmissable places off the beaten track are worth the diversion. Such is the case for the island of Kubu and the Makgadikgadi pans, or equally the Zambezi river which, as well as its waterfalls and cascades, offering the opportunity for various high-adrenaline sports for those interested.
If you want to discover what Botswana has to offer besides its natural spaces, go ahead and visit the cities on your itinerary. Whether at Kasane, Maun, or in the capital, Gaborone (pronounced 'rhabooroon'), and whether you're on your own or in a group, with friends or family, go for walks, stroll around, or simply go and meet people! Botswana is one of the most politically and economically stable African countries, and its inhabitants are welcoming and interested in meeting you. You may be surprised by the influence of the Western world in the architecture, clothing styles or shopping centres of Gaborone. You'll certainly find familiar landmarks there.
The only thing left for you to do is write your itinerary! On your marks, get set...go!