Road trips in Botswana

Botswana Is Primed for Off the Beaten Path Road Trip Adventures!

Sparsely populated and hemmed in by its southern Africa neighbors, Botswana is home to an incredible array of wildlife, geography, and epic road trips! Planet Ride features found two-wheel and four-wheel travel itineraries, led by expert local guides, that combine all of those experiences into one fantastic adventure. We strive to find absolutely top-notch tours that let you experience the heart and soul of whatever country you choose to visit.

In this case, Botswana is a nation renowned for its national parks, game reserves, and other natural wonders. Any Botswana tour that doesn’t focus on those will leave you wanting! A few must-stop destinations on any Botswana road trip include the Okavango Delta, where the mighty Okavango river slowly dissipates into the Kalahari Desert. You can take a slower paced, eye-level tour in mokoros (the traditional dugout canoes used by the local inhabitants). Later during your trip, meet the San people who are the oldest inhabitants of Southern Africa. They have existed in the vast, dry lands of the Kalahari for at least 20,000 years! Up next is the Makgadikgadi Pan. These massive salt flats (approximately 3,900 square kilometers) are some of the largest in the world, and amid this sea of salt is Kubu Island, which is really a craggy granite outcropping that springs up from the flats. Lastly, every Botswana adventure should visit the Tsodilo Hills, which boast one of the highest concentrations of rock art in the world. There are several thousand paintings crammed into a 10-square-kilometer area, and the works appear to span human history from the Stone Age through the 19th century!

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