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Tsodilo Hills, Shakawe

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World heritage site · Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Bask in the tranquil ambiance of Tsodilo Hills, a mystical place considered sacred by local communities. In ancient times, the ancestors of the San people performed religious rituals on the hills--believed to be among the longest-inhabited places in the world--to ask the gods for prosperity and rain. Today, you can see rock paintings that still puzzle researchers, who continue to try to decipher them. Walk one of the several trails in the area with a guide, who'll inform you about the history of the site. To visit Tsodilo Hills and other attractions in Shakawe, use our Shakawe planning app.
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  • This is a stunning area and a UNESCO world heritage site. There is plenty of parking and trails to follow which are interesting in their own right but lead to the ancient cave paintings. It's worth...  more »
  • I love ancient cave and rock art. The 3+ hour drive from Maun was worth it. The paintings are easily accessible from the footpath and as clear as if they had been painted last week. The guide was...  more »

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