Botswana is a place where outdoor vacations rule.  If you want to go on a safari or simply view stunning vistas, then a trip here is well worth it.  Bring a camera with high quality and a lot of memory so you have plenty of excellent images to take home and share with others.

Start off your Botswana vacation by visiting the Moremi Gorge.  Many spectators have claimed this as one of the top spots to see in Botswana.  Located east of the Palapye village in the Tswapong Hills, you’ll be able to get in a lot of the local flavor before seeing the gorge in its full beauty.  The history, archaeology, and biology here are well worth the visit.  You’ll see waterfalls spilling down into deep pools.  Endangered Cape vultures make their homes here.  The water brings in dozens of animals from kudu to leopards, so be sure to keep your camera ready.

At Makgadikgadi waits the largest salt pan in the world.  The salt pan has been left behind after theMakgadikgadiLakedried up 10,000 years ago.  Left behind is a vast expanse of salt that you can explore on a 4×4 or 4×4 quad bike.  Camp out on the hills above for a bird’s eye view of the salt pans and watch for the animals that live in the area such as zebra and wildebeest.

If you haven’t heard of the Okavango Delta by now, it’s time to do some research!  This is another one of Botswana’s most popular places to visit, and a great way to see it is on horseback.  This lush paradise teems with exotic birds and features everything from floodplains to savanna grasslands, lagoons full of water lilies to palm islands.  There are so many varied ecosystems here, horseback gives you that extra bit of speed and sure-footedness that allows you to see more throughout the day – as well as an even better view.  Keep your camera ready because there is even more wildlife here, including elephants.

If you aren’t sure what else you might want to do in Botswana, finding a travel agent might help.  There are dozens of ways you can have a bit of excitement and adventure, from sailing at the Letsibogo Dam to exploring the Gcwihaba Caverns.  You can enjoy rides on elephants and view ancient rock art.  Go on game walks with bushmen, fish, bird watch, or check out the hot springs in Kasane. All of this and so much more awaits you in Botswana!

Enid Glasgow