Are you planning a holiday to Botswana and looking for the best tourist attractions in Botswana? Even if you are visiting Botswana for the first time this guide will help you to find unique things to do in Botswana. Plan your Botswana vacation with our below list of the top tourist attractions in Botswana.
1. Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park Botswana is in the northern part of Botswana and is one of the best national parks in Africa. It is one of the most visited national parks in Botswana. The Botswana Chobe National Park was named after the famous Chobe River. It covers 11 700 square metres and it is home to a large concentration of elephants and hippos as well. The popular Chobe National Park activities are game drives, fishing and boat cruises. The best time to visit Chobe National Park is the dry season from May to October.
2. Okavango Delta: Mokoro Day Tour
The Okavango Delta is a popular UNESCO World Heritage Site in Botswana. It is the world’s largest inland delta with a network of channels, waterways and lagoons. The Okavango is one of the best safari destinations in Africa where you can see lots of wildlife. The best time to visit the Okavango Delta is the dry season from May to October. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to get very close to the Okavango Delta on a mokoro. The mokoro trip allows you to experience the spectacular winding channels and waterways of the Okavango Delta.
Book the Okavango Delta: Mokoro Day Tour
3. Gaborone City Tour
Gaborone is the capital city of Botswana. It was named after Chief Gaborone who lead his tribe to this area from the Magaliesberg around 1880. The Gabarone capital city tour will give you a great understanding of the history of the city. One of the highlights of the city tour is the Three Dikgosi Monument. The Three Dikgosi Monument is a bronze sculpture located in the Gaborone CBD. Dikgosi means chief and a visit to see the statues of some of the Botswana great chiefs will be worthwhile for you.
4. Moremi Game Reserve
Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana is located in the eastern section of the Okavango Delta. This is the best place for a magical Big 5 safari experience in Botswana. The best time to visit Moremi Game Reserve is from May to September during the dry season. The sightings of wildlife, bush walks and also over 400 species of birds at Moremi make it one of the best tourist attractions in Botswana.
Book a guided day trip to Moremi Game Reserve from Maun.
5. Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Finally on our list of the best tourist attractions in Botswana is Makgadikgadi Pans. The Makgadikgadi Pans are one of the biggest salt pans in the world. Makgadikgadi Pans can be visited all year round. This must be on your bucket list for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The best time to visit Makgadikgadi Pans is from March to November. Wildlife at Makgadikgadi includes the zebra, wildebeest and also the beautiful pink flamingos.