Things to Do and See in Botswana – Part 3
The third and concluding part of our blog to see the best things in Botswana takes us to even more fabulous places, and to enjoy some great activities that the vast landscape of Botswana offers. Among other activities we will be mountain biking in Mashatu and ascending the Tsodilo Hills.
The Tsodilo Hills is one of the most sacred places in all of Botswana, and this UNESCO World Heritage Site is crammed full of artifacts that are both religious and spiritual to the local peoples. It is a place that has recorded the history of humans over numerous millennia with rock art and other significant shelters and caves. Tsodilo Hills has been called the Louvre of the Desert, due to the fact that there are over four and a half thousand works of art contained in the caves and rock formations. This sacred place has been home to mankind for more than one hundred thousand years, and the paintings depict what their activities once were.
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
If you would like to see the biggest inland delta that exists on the planet then you must go to the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Moremi is quite mind blowing with unimaginable vastness offering cold isolation together with astoundingly beautiful landscapes. This three thousand square kilometer reserve is one of Botswana’s best kept secrets, it has almost everything you could possibly want. Savannah woodlands, wetlands and large floodplains, which are perfect habitats for exotic birds, hippos, wildebeests, and graceful giraffes.
Mountain Biking at the Mashatu Game Reserve
If you want the ultimate mountain biking experience that you will remember for the rest of your life then Botswana is the very place for you, and the Mashatu Game Reserve. What could possibly be better than experiencing such an exciting and beautiful landscape than riding along on a bike. Pedal among the elephants and pause to take selfies and snaps with the exotic wildlife as you pass by. Your trail will take you to a remote village called Serowe where you can stop and immerse yourself in the local culture and the day to day life of its people.
Caving in the Gcwihaba Caverns
Our final activity in Botswana is not for the fainthearted as it takes you underground to experience caving. First of all, you have to traverse the endless dunes of the Kalahari Desert to find the Gcwihaba Caverns which are tucked away in a remote part of the desert.
You will definitely need a guide, firstly to get to the caves and to descend into them when you arrive. The Gcwihaba Caves offer great caving and the caves are linked together by tight passageways that open up to caverns filled with stalagmites and stalactites.
Botswana is a vast country that is impossible to discover on a normal holiday. To truly understand this giant of an African nation, you would have to spend years traveling around. We have seen that the landscape is truly diverse and there is a plethora of activities to enjoy on a visit, so for your next African safari you should seriously consider Botswana.