Botswana’s principal tourist attractions are its game reserves, with hunting and photographic safaris available.
Other attractions include the Okavango Delta region, which during the rainy season is a maze of waterways, islands, and lakes.
The tourism industry also helped to diversify Botswana’s economy from traditional sources such as diamonds and beef and created 23,000 jobs in 2005.
Botswana has a huge advantage over the rest of the world when it comes to attracting tourists: the wildlife.
The array of animals that reside in or pass through the country is phenomenal. Ranging from endangered animals such as wild dogs and rhinos to the numerous and thriving bird life that inhabits the area.
The natural landscapes are impressive too from the vast and imposing Kalahari Desert to the sublime serenity of the Okavango Delta.
The terrain here can feel vast and empty in some areas or dense and teeming with life in others but it is always a thing of beauty. The landscape is at once recognizable as African and will live up to all of your pre-trip expectations.
All of these natural attractions come at a cost however and Botswana is currently one of the most pricey destinations for tourism in Africa.
Some of the luxury accommodations here is priced so high that it is often the super-rich that travel here or once in a lifetime trips such as honeymoons.
However, for the travel savvy, self-drive tours are an affordable and often more rewarding way to explore the stunning country of Botswana.