Wildlife is the first thing you may notice about Botswana, a lovely nation located in Africa's southern heart. The natural scenes that you'll see here are awesome. It's believed there are more elephants here than anywhere else, and other precious species—like rhinos, African wild dogs, big cats, and antelope—roam free. Formerly a British protectorate, Botswana is defined by the Kalahari Desert, which occupies most of its territory, and numerous national parks in the Okavango Delta area. Also, even if you plan to live it up with nature the whole time, it's nice to know Botswana hotels and other accommodation options offer you desired comforts when rest is required.
As you begin planning your trip, you should probably start by looking for a hotel in Gaborone—the capital and urban center of the country. Gaborone is in the southeast part of the country. While in the capital, check out the Three Dikgosi Monument, which depicts three vital figures in Botswana's independence, and Christ the King Cathedral, a simply stunning church. After that, you can make your way to the Kalahari Desert and its fringes, which occupy the western and central part of the country; here you'll find the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, a site that's home to the brown hyena, South African cheetah, giraffe, and other noteworthy wildlife. The bulk of the country's attractions are in the Okavango-Chobe region in the north; here you can visit Chobe National Park—known for its mammoth elephant and hippo population—and Moremi Game Reserve—where you can see lions. As you can see, this land is full of incredible wildlife. Dive in and see it all.
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