When you think of nature in its most undiluted form or a place for relaxation rich with African memories, Botswana immediately comes to mind.
The beauty of Botswana (a country located in Southern Africa with a population of over 2 million people) is one that instantly grabs the attention of anyone in search of amazing tourist destinations. This is confirmed by the number of tourists that flock into the country each year.
Here are five reasons Botswana is such a beautiful country:
1. Natural habitat and wildlife
The “Okavango Delta” which is also called the “Jewel of Kalahari” is the largest inland delta in the world, covering about 15000 square kilometres and can be seen from outer space. The beauty of this delta has won itself a place in the 7 wonders of Africa and is today also a UNESCO world heritage site. The Okavango Delta draws tourists from all over the world because of its natural beauty, safaris and density in wildlife.
The Kalahari Desert is another beauty of Botswana. It covers over 900, 000 square kilometres, home to wild foxes, cheetahs, leopards, lions, brown hyenas and the popular black-maned Kalahari lions.
2. Amazing landscapes of Botswana
The jaw-dropping landscapes of Botswana have given the country a special spark of beauty. From any viewpoint, Botswana’s beauty spreads out in whole, endearing in every sense. The amazing landscapes of Botswana leave tourists with that feeling of never wanting to leave – and when they do leave, they crave to return as quickly as they can.
3. Botswana’s interest in environmental conservation
Botswana is a country that is greatly interested in conservation. The country has proven to be very skilled in guiding, protecting, and maintaining a sane, peaceful and tranquil environment. Botswana’s commitment to wildlife preservation is evident in the country’s biodiversity. The guarding, protecting and maintaining of the Kalahari Delta and the Kalahari Desert, shooting them into becoming spell-binding centres for tourists all across the globe, is an impressive feat that shouldn’t be overlooked.
4. Botswana’s standard of living
The beauty of Botswana does not reflect alone in her forestry and wildlife, deltas and safaris, but also in the living condition of the country. Botswana got independent in the year 1966 from Britain and since then, their economy has greatly increased, at the same time boosting their income per capita.
One great fortune of the country is the presence of diamonds. Botswana is one of the world’s biggest producers of diamonds. It is believed that the lower the level of poverty, the safer the country will be as it is mostly poverty that births all sorts of juvenile behaviours or criminal acts. The stability in government and growth of its economy is greatly a beauty we dare not take away from them.
5. The amazing people of Botswana
Botswanans are respectful, warm, welcoming, amazing and accommodating people. When you talk of beauty being skin/surface deep, it doesn’t just have to do with the human body and heart, but could also be applicable to a country and its citizens.
A country could have great infrastructure, but very unwelcoming people. This takes away from their beauty because even though they may have a lot of places worth visiting, people will not crave to visit because of the attitude of the people. They may be the propagators of violence, hate, anarchy or chaos, thereby preventing people from coming close.
The beauty of Botswana is highly recognized and praised. If Botswanans were far from being nice, the Okavango Delta would not be made a UNESCO world heritage site, and the glories of their wildlife, desert and landscapes would go unnoticed.
Whoever you are, wherever you are from, Botswana remains a great destination to travel to.