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Tsodilo Hills: A UNESCO World Heritage Site with ancient rock paintings.

Join us for a thrilling adventure to the wonderful area in Botswana that is listed by UNESCO and holds the secrets of ancient history. Embedded in the Kalahari, these rocks are filled with historical information about the past and people from those days. See the mysterious pseudo-Romantic view of hills and thousands of petroglyphs, created thousands of years ago. Ponder at the era of splendid arts of ancient realms as they are preserved on the vast and barren lands painted in rich colors. While crossing the rough landscape, let yourself follow history: every single displayed painting is a history of people’s struggles and sufferings, beliefs, and people’s unity. Sankwālī & Albert, 2006 have described one of the attractive sites for those who love to climb hills and enjoy the historical discoveries, Tsodilo Hills.


This itinerary offers a comprehensive exploration of Tsodilo Hills, combining archaeological, cultural, and natural experiences for a memorable visit.

Day 1: Arrival and Initial Exploration

Arrive in Maun, Botswana, and transfer to Tsodilo Hills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its ancient rock art. The drive takes approximately 5-6 hours through scenic landscapes. Upon arrival, check in at your campsite or lodge near the hills. After settling in, take a short introductory walk to get acquainted with the area and its significance. Enjoy dinner at the camp and prepare for a day of exploration ahead. Overnight stay at the campsite or lodge.

Day 2: Full-Day Exploration of Rock Art and Sacred Sites

Start the day with an early breakfast before heading out on a guided tour of Tsodilo Hills. Spend the day exploring the four main hills: Male, Female, Child, and Grandchild, each with its own unique rock paintings and spiritual significance. Your guide will share the history and stories behind the thousands of rock art images, some dating back over 20,000 years. Enjoy a packed lunch amidst the stunning natural scenery. In the afternoon, visit the Tsodilo Hills Museum to gain deeper insights into the site’s archaeological and cultural importance. Return to the camp for dinner and an evening under the stars, reflecting on the day’s discoveries. Overnight stay at the campsite or lodge.

Day 3: Cultural and Natural Exploration

After breakfast, take a guided hike to explore some of the lesser-known trails around Tsodilo Hills, offering spectacular views and a chance to see local wildlife. Learn about the San people, the area’s original inhabitants, and their connection to the hills. Enjoy a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon visiting a nearby San village to experience their traditional way of life and crafts. In the late afternoon, return to the camp for a relaxing evening. Have dinner and spend your final night at the campsite or lodge.

Day 4: Departure

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before packing up. Depending on your schedule, you may have time for a final short walk or visit a nearby attraction. Transfer back to Maun, where you can catch your onward flight or continue your journey in Botswana.

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Important Information

Packing Tips:

  • Lightweight and breathable clothing for daytime.
  • Sturdy hiking shoes for exploring the hills.
  • Warm layers for cool mornings and evenings.
  • Hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses for sun protection.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Camera and binoculars.

Additional Notes:

  • Carry enough water and snacks for hikes.
  • Respect the cultural significance of the rock art and sites.
  • A knowledgeable guide is essential for understanding the rich history and culture.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are “from”, per person, based on 2 adults and 2 children (under the age of 12) sharing, and include all taxes. Subject to availability. 4 nights’ accommodation in an aparthotel in London. Breakfast daily. Day touring as per the itinerary.

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