Discovering the Culture of Botswana

While Botswana may be well known for its wildlife reserves and safaris, don’t forget this southern African nation has a rich heritage and culture too that are equally enthralling.

A Great Place to Start

For those planning a holiday here, a great place to learn about the local culture is the National Museum and Art Gallery close to Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino. Those staying at such hotels in Gaborone, Botswana can easily visit this museum which features exhibits on history, arts and crafts, culture, wildlife, nature, paintings and more.

Diverse Local Tribes

The people of Botswana are made up of various tribes, though the majority are from the Tswana ethnic group; in fact, the country is named after the Tswana people. The Basarwa, Babirwa, Bayei and Kalanga are amongst the many other tribal groups in the country, each with a unique set of customs and traditions.

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Indigenous Music

Those on cultural tours in Botswana should also look to hear indigenous music which has its own identity. Passed along over generations, this form of traditional music incorporates rhythmic clapping and singing; also popular is folk music which features traditional lyrics and stringed instruments for a memorable auditory experience.

Traditional Dance

Very much a part of the local culture is the various traditions of dance to be found here too. These often expressive dances can vary from tribe to tribe and are performed at festivals and religious ceremonies or even for storytelling. Examples include the distinctive rain dance of the San people in Botswana.

Why Botswana is considered a unique travel destination

Botswana is the wildlife enthusiast’s every dream. With diverse landscapes across the country that host diverse ecosystems it is a great place to visit to learn more about animals. Here are the 6 top reasons why you should visit Botswana.

1. Unique and Very Diverse National Parks and Game Reserves

There are so many diverse and unique national parks and gaming reserves around Botswana. There are great places that you can explore close to hotels in Gaborone.

2. A Large Diversity of Wildlife

There is a diverse array of wildlife distributed among these national parks including lions, elephants and giraffes on the dry plains and crocodiles, buffalos and hippos close to the Chobe River.

3. Various Types of Safaris

You can ask at your hotel the likes of Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino about the various types of safaris available. There are boat cruises down the Chobe River, motorboating across the Okavango Delta, air safaris and a good hardy ride of a 4×4.

4. Has Stunning Sunsets

Because Botswana is so flat, you can be guaranteed a front-row seat to some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets in the world.

5. Is a Unique Travel Experience

It is a truly unique travel experience that will help you better understand nature. It is an adventure that will bring you close to the true beauty of the earth.