Botswana: Of rooftop tents & dusty roads!

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Botswana, a land like no other! From it’s bustling wildlife to the salt pans of Makadikadi to the Kalahari desert, the country has something for everyone.

Simran, OneLatitude’s co-founder, shared her experience of driving through the sandy terrains of it’s National Parks and setting up a rooftop tent under a star-studded sky, only to be woken up by the trumpeting of elephants right outside her tent. Yes, you read that right – Botswana offers camping experiences like no other!

One of the most awe-inspiring aspects of camping in Botswana is the magical encounters with elephants. Picture this: you’re nestled in your rooftop tent, snug and cozy, when suddenly you hear a gentle rustling outside. And there they are, majestic giants on a moonlit stroll, meandering through the campsite. It’s an experience that will send shivers down your spine and leave you in awe of nature’s wonders.

To truly appreciate the wildlife that Botswana has to offer, a boat cruise through the Chobe river is an absolute must. Hop aboard and sail through the serene waters, witnessing a spectacle of wildlife along the riverbanks. From hippos basking in the sun to crocodiles stealthily gliding through the water, every moment will be etched in your memory forever. Not to forget the elephants! Big and small, playfully enjoying the waters.

Chobe National Park and Moremi National Park are two gems in Botswana’s wildlife crown. Chobe is famous for its massive elephant herds, while Moremi boasts an incredible diversity of animals and birdlife. In these national parks, you’ll embark on thrilling game drives that will bring you face-to-face with lions, leopards, giraffes, and countless other fascinating creatures.

But that’s not all – the Okavango Delta awaits with its unique mode of transportation, the mokoro. Glide through the narrow channels and reed beds on a traditional canoe-like vessel, steered by experienced local guides. As you navigate the winding waterways, keep your eyes peeled for graceful antelopes, colourful bird species, hippos and perhaps even a shy crocodile hidden among the aquatic vegetation.

Driving on sandy roads in a sturdy Land Cruiser adds a whole new level of excitement to your adventure. Feel the adrenaline rush as you tackle the challenging terrains, conquering sandy dunes and traversing rugged landscapes.

When it’s time to rest, setting up a rooftop tent becomes your ticket to comfort in the heart of nature. It’s a simple process that transforms your Land Cruiser into a cozy haven. As you unfold the tent and secure it on top of your vehicle, you can’t help but feel a sense of accomplishment and anticipation for the night ahead.


Cooking outdoors is an integral part of the camping experience, and Botswana offers the perfect backdrop for culinary adventures. Gather around a crackling campfire, prepare delicious meals using traditional techniques, and relish the flavours under the starlit sky. There’s something truly magical about savouring a meal while surrounded by the untamed beauty of the African wilderness.

In Botswana, remote campsites are your gateway to tranquillity and seclusion. Imagine waking up in the morning, stepping out of your tent, and being greeted by nothing but untouched nature stretching as far as the eye can see. These remote campsites provide a sense of exclusivity and the opportunity to connect with nature in its purest form.

The excitement of camping in Botswana is unlike any other. It’s a journey that combines adrenaline-pumping adventures, breath-taking encounters with wildlife, and a deep connection with the natural world. So, pack your sense of wonder, your adventurous spirit, and join us on an unforgettable expedition through the heart of Botswana.

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