Tsodilo Hills

Tsodilo Rock Paintings

Travel to Tsodilo Hills – Remarkable Rock Art of Tsodilo

Over many thousands of years the rocky hills of Tsodilo have been visited and settled by humans, who have left rich traces of their presence in the form of outstanding rock art. Although not on the normal safari circuits, a 6-7 hour drive from Maun will reward travellers with one of the highest concentrations of rock art in the world.

Inscribed by the World Heritage Committee in 2001, Tsodilo is located in the harsh landscape of the Kalahari Desert in the Ngamiland District of north-west Botswana, en-route to the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta.

Described by many as the ‘Louvre of the Desert’, some 4,500 paintings are protected in a relatively small part of the Kalahari. Home to a rich legacy of 100,000 years of human activity, Tsodilo is also revered as a spiritual place by present-day local people, visited by the souls of ancestors.

Fully equipped expedition-style 4WD vehicles are essential to get to Tsodilo Hills.

  • See one of the highest concentrations of rock art in the world
  • Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of its legacy
  • Include the diversity of a unique cultural highlight to a classic wildlife safari


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