West to Botswana

Out in the open: The author says seeing the western expanse is key to seeing Botswana PIC: TIMESOFINDIA TRAVEL
Out in the open: The author says seeing the western expanse is key to seeing Botswana PIC: TIMESOFINDIA TRAVEL

Because the majority of people in this country live on its more habitable eastern side, reflexively, to them western Botswana is a far-flung place.

Again, to them, it is an area with extremes in both landscape and weather. It is a very high plateau of hamlets, villages, townships and ports of entry, built on land that has an average height of 1,000 meters above sea level.

Measuring 2.5 million square kilometres in size, the regional Kalahari Desert is huge, so much that a sliver of it covers more than 70% of Botswana. This sandy savanna which is sometimes labelled as the world’s largest surface covered by sand, is synonymous with western Botswana.

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