Botswana – the pearl of Africa

28 March, 2024

Botswana, located in southern Africa, is one of the continent’s most stable and prosperous countries. The country is known for its vast nature reserves and the diversity of wildlife. The editors of Beloc tell you how to enjoy the beauty of nature and get acquainted with the rich cultural heritage of the country.

National parks

Botswana - the pearl of Africa

Botswana offers truly unique safari and ecotourism opportunities, including: jeep safaris, trekking and river canoeing are all available in various parts of the country. Chobe Park has one of the largest elephant populations on the continent, and Makgadikgadi Park has migrating zebras, as well as amazing landscapes of salt deserts. The famous Okavango National Park in Botswana is one of the most amazing and breathtaking places on the planet. The Okavango is one of the world’s largest inland deltas, formed by the river of the same name, which does not flow into the ocean, but is lost in the Kalahari Desert. This creates a unique environment for a diverse range of flora and fauna, making the Okavango Park one of the richest biodiversity places in the world. In the park, you can find elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, porcupines, cheetahs, many species of birds, reptiles and insects. In addition to its wealth of wildlife, the Okavango National Park is also a place to meet various cultural groups of Botswana’s peoples, such as the San, Herero and Tswana.


Botswana’s cultural heritage is truly impressive in its richness and diversity. Local tribes play a key role in preserving the country’s traditions and culture, and local markets offer unique crafts made with great skill and love. Visiting museums, galleries and cultural centers in Botswana allows guests to immerse themselves in the authentic atmosphere of the history and culture of this amazing country. Locals are happy to share their customs and traditions with visitors, which creates a special atmosphere of hospitality and friendliness.


Botswana is also known for its cozy cities, which are a unique combination of modern and ancient with nature and culture. Let’s introduce you to some of them! Gaborone is the capital and largest city of Botswana, a dynamic center of the country’s economic and cultural life. Here you can visit the National Museum of Botswana, which displays exhibitions on the history and culture of the country, and also stroll through the picturesque Botanical Garden.

Francistown, Botswana’s second-largest city, offers its visitors a unique colonial-era atmosphere. Kasane and Maun are towns located on the banks of the Chobe River and the outskirts of the Okavango, popular starting points for safaris and excursions to the reserves of Botswana.


Botswana - the pearl of Africa

Botswana’s cuisine is a unique combination of traditional African dishes and influences from European, Indian and Chinese cuisines. One of the most popular dishes in Botswana is a corn porridge called “samp”. This is a main dish, often served with meat, vegetables or sauces. Another popular dish is “seswaa” – fried minced meat, usually beef or venison – and vetkoek (fried dough). Botswana is famous for its local fruits and vegetables: passion fruit, papaya, bananas and sweet potatoes. Local spices and herbs like chilli, coriander and ginger, give Botswana dishes a special aroma and taste. In addition, local meats such as kudu, ostrich and crocodile are widely famous.


Botswana remains one of the most important players in the global gemstone market due to the variety and quality of its gemstones. Diamonds from Botswana are known for their quality and purity, making them highly valuable in the global market. Emeralds, sapphires, amethysts and tourmalines come in a variety of colours, from bright and rich to more subtle and pastel shades, making them especially attractive to jewellers. You can also find here padparadscha – a yellow-green sapphire is considered one of the most expensive and rare stones in the world.

Where to live?

Botswana offers a variety of accommodation options, from luxury hotels and lodges to secluded campsites and guest houses. Tourists can choose a suitable holiday option depending on their preferences and budget, and the AfricaBrut team will help you choose a place to your liking! However, for those who prefer to be close to nature, campsites are a great alternative. Many national parks offer camping services where you can pitch a tent or rent a treehouse and spend the night under the stars enjoying the sounds of the African wilderness.

Overall, Botswana offers a unique experience for tourists, combining natural beauty, rich cultural heritage and outdoor activities. This is a country that will leave an unforgettable impression for every traveler!