Thursday, February 6, 2014

8 Great things to see in Botswana

Botswana has about 2 million people and 150,000 elephants. Seretse Khama Ian Khama, the president of this calm, landlocked country, is an avid conservationist and recently decided to ban hunting and promote eco-tourism. This fairly non-corrupt country also happens to have the largest diamond mine in the world, as well as the one of world's largest inland deltas, the Okavango. Here are 8 great things to see in Bots:

1. The gigantic baobab trees

2. The elephants of Chobe National Park

3. ...and the crocs in the Chobe River

4. The Okavango Delta (ride a mokoro!)

5. The (overly) friendly vervet monkeys

6. The cute town of Maun

7. and last but not least, the birds (593 species)!