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Tsodilo Hills
Tsodilo Hills
At 1,395 metres, the hills are Botswana's highest point and a sacred landmark that has been attracting people to trade, visit and live there for thousands of years There are more than 4,500 paintings at 400 sites, most of these dating between 850 and 1100 C.E. Apart from that, Tsodilo is rich in archaeological finds. Three rock shelters namely White Painting Shelter, Depression Shelter and Rhino Cave, have been excavated. More than twenty mines and the remains of two villages, Divuyu and Ngoma, dating back to 800C.E. have been uncovered. Bolts, metal spearheads, stone tools, glass beads and fish bones have been found and help to form a picture of ancient life at Tsodilo. The hills are home to the diminutive Tsodilo rock gecko that is found nowhere else. These are some of the features of Tsodilo that resulted with it being listed as a world heritage site in December 2001.Others are healing waters, offering and prayer sites, rainmaking places and pilgrimages by people of several religious denominations. The place is also good for archaeological, rock art, geological, seismic, zoological, botanical, paleo-environmental and anthropological research. The monument's inaccessibility has helped to conserve it.

Driving Directions:

Tsodilo is in Ngamiland in northwestern Botswana. Item 2: To get there Drive northwest along the Maun-Shakawe road for 360 Kilometers. Then join the Nxamasere /Tsodilo gravel road for 40 kilometers. This road is suitable for 2x4 vehicles. However, some of the sand around Tsodilo is only negotiable by 4x4 vehicles.
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