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What to see in Botswana

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

At 20,380 square miles (52,800km²), the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is larger than some European countries, such…

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Chobe National Park

The second largest game park in Botswana, Chobe, is situated in the far north of the country and its 4,517 square miles…

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Gaborone Game Reserve

The third busiest game reserve in the country, the small Gaborone Game Reserve provides a popular escape for city dwellers…

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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, located in both Botswana and South Africa, extends over 15,000 square miles (38,000km²)…

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Khutse Game Reserve

Established in 1971, the Khutse Game Reserve encompasses 965 square miles (2,500km²) of semi-arid Kalahari bush…

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Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

The Makgadikgadi Pans are located in the north-east of the country and are among the largest salt flats on earth, covering…

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Mokolodi Nature Reserve

This 300-hectare reserve is just nine miles (15km) from Gaborone and contains examples of most of the local flora as…

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Moremi Wildlife Reserve

Moremi, about 37 miles (60km) from Maun, is a 1,160 square mile (3,000 sq km) reserve set in the middle of the Okavango…

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National Museum and Art Gallery

The outstanding National Museum is situated near the centre of town and houses important collections of traditional crafts…

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Tsodilo Hills

To the west of the Okavango Delta area, about 33 miles (53km) from the town of Shakawe, is a mysterious site shrouded…

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