Welcome to Northwestern Botswana
The far northwest of Botswana, outside of the Okavango Delta, is a wild and remote border space of small towns and cattle posts separated by long, windy stretches of yellow grass and bleached thornbush. You make your own adventures out here. Elsewhere are marshy outflows wrapped in reeds, the latter used in the construction of some of the country’s prettiest crafts. Scattered throughout are rocky outcrops, their sides daubed with pigments and ancient paintings from the San and their relatives. The San, many of them still living traditional lives unlike elsewhere in the Kalahari, inhabit the area, with plenty of villages here and across the border in Namibia.
Tourism infrastructure remains essentially undeveloped and very few visitors make it out here – you may have the ‘desert Louvre’ of the Tsodilo Hills, for example, almost completely to yourself.