Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends
Botswana Holidays take a look at three lesser known destinations in Botswana – and why you should be visiting them.
1. Tuli Block
The Tuli Block is situated on the Eastern side of Botswana, bordering Zimbabwe and South Africa. The landscape is unique, characterised by spectacular rocky outcrops, red sand and riverine forests.
The reserve is mostly home to private game farms and a section of 72’000 hectares has been preserved as the Northern Tuli Game Reserve. A variety of lodges offer diverse game viewing activities including guided bush walks, cycling safaris and game drives – with the prime lodges to visit being Mashatu Game Reserve and Tuli Safari Lodge. Access is by self drive or road transfer and there is also a Limpopo valley airfield which enables access for fly in safaris. A unique area which contrasts beautifully with northern Botswana, the Tuli Block is a lovely inclusion to your itinerary.
2. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park was officially opened in 2002 and straddles the border between South Africa and Botswana. Situated in the very Southwest of the country, the park is not as popular as the northern regions of Moremi and Chobe, but is home to some of the country’s most beautiful scenery and game viewing.
It’s suited well to self-drivers, as campsites are positioned throughout the park including some wilderness sites. The park is committed to preserving its natural wilderness and as a result there are strict rules regarding the number of vehicles travelling on wilderness routes and the number of nights that can be spent there.
Home to a variety of wildlife including the Kalahari lion, springbok, gemsbok and hyena to name but a few, the Kgalagadi is a secret world waiting to be discovered.
3. Okavango Panhandle & Tsodilo Hills
The Okavango Panhandle is the stretch of river that enters Botswana from Namibia until it splays out in to the floodplains of the major part of the Delta. It’s a beautiful, mesmerising area, home to some of the country’s best fishing and birdlife.
The Tiger fish can be caught here, along with bream, pike and a number of other species. A visit to the Okavango Panhandle is also not complete without visiting the Tsodilo Hills, a World Heritage Site and home to over 4500 ancient San rock paintings, some thought to be tens of thousands of years old. Some of the paintings date back several thousand years and (despite Botswana being landlocked) there are even paintings of aquatic species such as whales! The Panhandle captures the history and natural beauty of Botswana, and is one of our best kept secrets.
Read more on our Botswana Safaris to the Okavango Delta and The Tuli Block.