Botswana and its hidden gem Tuli Block
Posted on 19 December 2014 by Part of Africa
When you think of Africa, you probably think of Kenya, South Africa or Morocco. A lot has been penned about these countries and not without reason; all are amazing and unique. But Africa has so much more to offer; hidden treasures that will leave you in silence and stick with you for the rest of your life.
Botswana, the heart of Africa
Botswana is one of those treasures. It is a country that ranks among the wealthiest countries in Africa and yet is often forgotten. Not only does it rank among the top when it comes to wealth, it also scores high when it comes to protecting its wildlife and its unsurpassed biodiversity.
With 38 percent of its total land area devoted to wildlife management, national parks and reserves, travel through this country feels like moving through nature’s fairy tale. A tale that, unlike others, has not been read by many as it is free from mass-tourism.
Tuli Block; Africa at its purest
One of the chapters in this tale written by nature is certainly the Tuli Block, an area that covers more than 300.000 hectares hidden in the southeastern corner of Botswana. Savannah, mountains and bush come together in this area, creating a unique ecosystem that supports the incredible biodiversity.
The Limpopo River, which stretches over the complete width of the Tuli Block and separates South Africa and Botswana, symbolizes the circle of life in this part of Africa. Fully flowing it offers life and fertility to its surrounding, and during the dryer months it provides just enough for survival.
An oasis for wildlife
Along this amazing river all of Botswana’s wildlife can be found. From insects feasting on rare plants and flowers to impalas, kudus and waterbucks enjoying the cool of the river. From elephants sharing a morning drink to cheetahs and leopards trying to catch their much-needed dinner. The diverse habitats also contribute to a wonderful bird population with nearly 400 bird species to be spotted.
This, among many other reasons, is why Botswana, and its hidden gem Tuli Block, are truly breathtaking destinations for those who seek an escape from today’s often-hectic life.