It is estimated that more than 130,000 elephants call Botswana home, making the country home to approximately one-third of Africa’s total elephant population.
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Following the introduction of a hunting ban in 2014, elephant populations in Botswana have gradually increased, and the country’s efforts have won praise from conservationists all around the world.
However, the lifting of the ban has generated a lot of discussion and debate. Botswana is one of the elephants’ last strongholds, and it serves as a sort of talisman for Africa as a whole. If Botswana can’t protect its elephants, what hope is there for the species elsewhere on the continent?
Even though their numbers have risen to the extent that the government now claims that elephant populations are generating increasing human elephant conflicts, which lead to fights.
Botswana’s wildlife tourism sector is almost entirely reliant on wildlife viewing, and the more people who visit the country’s beautiful places, the more important those creatures become.
Botswana’s elephants are scattered across the country, but there are a few hotspots where your chances of seeing these gentle giants are particularly good. Here are some of the best places to see elephants in Botswana.