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The Origins of Mankind


‘When the time is right, you will want to explore the world again, go on adventures and meet new people. You can start by trekking back to where Human kind originates – the Makgadikgadi in Botswana’

Recent findings have revealed Botswana as the ‘cradle of human kind’. Scientists have identified northern Botswana as the place of origion for human kind, with researchers saying the ancestors of Homo sapiens began there 200 000 years ago. The study, published on 28th October 2019 revealed that ‘ancestors of modern humans thrived for 70 000 years in this region before climate change led them to migrate out of Africa and eventually span the globe’.

So, when the time is right, travel home, to Botswana, where it all began. Home of Mankind. Destination of opportunities.

Botswana. Our Pride, Your Destination

Botswana offers a unique and diverse experience, offering a great tourism experience with a wide range of safari offers, event tourism and adventure.

  • Welcoming environment and friendly people
  • Botswana offers a unique and diverse experience
  • Botswana offers a great tourism experience with a wide range of safari offers, event tourism and adventure.
  • Botswana is continuously rated as one of the best tourist destinations in the world
  • Botswana is home to 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites; The Tsodilo Hills and the Okavango Delta

PEOPLE

The people of Botswana are called Batswana (plural) and Motswana (singular). Batswana respect and cherish family and culturally Batswana are a close knit society. Family and togetherness among Batswana is a virtue in Setswana culture. Botswana is made up of diverse people, all driven by the value of Botho.

Batswana continue to make to make meaningful and marked contribution across all sectors, be it in the Arts, Sport, International relations, Politics etc. Batswana have excelled in different fields across the World, showing their skills, prowess and leadership qualities. The likes of Festus Mogae, Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba, Sanji Monageng, Mpule Kwelagobe, Nijel Amos, Kaone Kario, Thato 'Dj Fresh' Sikwane, Donald Molosi, Joseph Seeletso, Black Trash etc, have put Botswana on the world map through their varied exploits in Politics, Athletics, Fashion and Music etc.

CULTURE / HERITAGE

'A nation without a past is a lost nation, and a people without a past is a people without a soul' - These are the famous words of Botswana's first President Seretse Khama. Botswana indeed takes Pride in its past. Our heritage and Culture, which are the foundations of Botswana's interactions amongst Batswana and with the rest of the world, are held in high esteem. As a Nation, Botswana is grounded on strong cultural values of Botho and Therisanyo.

CULTURE / heritage

Basarwa

CULTURE / heritage

Three Chiefs Monument

CULTURE / heritage

Cultural Dance

CULTURE / heritage

AGRICULTURE

CULTURE / heritage

Traditional Cuisine

TOURISM

Botswana is home to great wildlife, cultural and event tourism, offering a blend of tourism options, resulting in a unique tourism adventure. Two UNESCO World Heritage sites can be found in Botswana, namely; the Tsodilo Hills and the world renowned Okavango Delta. These, among others, make Botswana a must visit tourism destination. The country's tourism industry is anchored on sustainable tourism development. Sustainability is paramount to Botswana's tourism. Botswana prides itself in promoting and upholding sustainable tourism. Botswana's Safari experience remains untainted, unique and refreshing. Tourism in Botswana has and continues to contribute immensely to upliftment of the lives of Batswana.

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TOURISM

BIRD WATCHING

TOURISM

MOKORO RIDE
OKAVANGO DELTA

SPORT TOURISM

KHAWA SAND DUNES

ADVENTURE TOURISM

MAKGADIKGADI SALT PANS

TOURISM

WILDLIFE

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