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Botswana is an emerging tourist destination that is sure to take your breath away. It currently enjoys the highest economic growth rates of any country in the world. Botswana is situated in South-Central Africa and borders Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The weather in Botswana is quite extreme, given its location and as one can expect from any destination in Africa. However, summer or winter, you are sure to be happy with your choice when visiting the area as it offers such a rich and diverse cultural and topographical landscape.
Some of the major sites for tourists include the Okavango Delta, which is a unique geological formation flowing into the Kalahari Desert, which covers a huge portion of the country. This makes hiring a car during your visit here necessary; in order to fully experience all the beautiful areas of this country, it is almost mandatory. Similarly, you can enjoy views of the majestic Victoria Falls, which are located close to the Chobe National Park – in turn, a fantastic place to observe wildlife. Another recommended haunt for this kind of activity is the Nxai Pan National Park, where you can see the animals migrate, in season, towards the Okavango Delta.
Some speciality treasures that visitors can purchase include handmade woodcrafts, baskets and pottery. Of these, Botswana offers some of the finest in the whole of Africa, and it is renowned for the quality and originality of the workmanship. Similarly, the pottery offerings produced in Botswana are widely admired, and are often handcrafted by rural women. Handmade Moore, which are traditional dug-out canoes, are also exquisitely crafted and worth investing in – should you be interested in watersports. There are also many local artists selling paintings in local curio shops, and the National Museum in Gaborone holds regularly rotating exhibitions of local works, year-round