Category: Botswana

Botswana: “Compact” involves local people in Okavango Basin conservation; Jean Marie Takouleu; Afrik 21

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announces the launch of the Community-Based Protected Area Management for Conservation (Compact) program in Botswana. This initiative puts local communities at the center of conservation in the Okavango Basin.

Source: BOTSWANA: “Compact” involves local people in Okavango Basin conservation | Afrik 21

Discovering the seven natural wonders of Africa; Times of India

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Africa, one of the most naturally diverse continents, has stretches of untouched nature and landscape brimming with rich wildlife and beautiful cultures. The land of beauty, Africa is home to some amazing natural wonders. Africa has the world’s largest free roaming wild animals and the largest collection of carnivores. The continent is home to the Big 7: lion, leopard, crocodile, elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, and the lowland gorilla.

Source: Discovering the seven natural wonders of Africa

Unmissable adventures around the world; Lonely Planet

Botswana – Tsodilo

Hike, climb, cycle, surf, canoe… there are countless ways to explore a country if you’ve got a taste for adventure. But which of these pulse-quickening experiences fall into the ‘don’t-leave-without’ category?

In this excerpt from Lonely Planet’s Atlas of Adventures, we look at some of the action-packed activities that define a destination, from kayaking through sea caves in Vietnam to paragliding over beaches in Turkey.

1. Don’t leave the USA without…

Hiking Zion National Park’s Angels Landing Trail – just 8km long, but utterly unforgettable. The last 100m traverses a ledgy via ferrata route to a pedestal smack in the middle of the canyon, 460m above the canyon floor and the Virgin River below. Not for the faint of heart or the acrophobic.

2. Don’t leave Australia without…

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Tsodilo Rock Art, Botswana; World Atlas

5. Description and History

The Tsodilo Rock Art is located in the Tsodilo Hills in the Ngamiland District in the country of Botswana in Africa. The Tsodilo Hills is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Tsodilo Hills area consists of four chief hills, of which three are known as the Male Hill, Female Hill, Child and Hill. The other hill does not have a name. The Tsodilo Hills is made up of rock shelters, caves and depressions, but what makes it a World Heritage Sites and an important locations is the ancient rock art located in the area. The ancient rock art paintings in the area are mostly in the caves, although some are out in the open air. The paintings are either done in white or red, the white paintings are attributed to the Bantu people, while the red paintings are attributed to the San people.

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