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Botswana the best place to visit, says international travel publisher


A world renowned travel publisher, Lonely Planet, says having been to various places in the world, they have found Botswana to be the best place to visit if one wants some relaxing natural beauty. In their report, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016, Botswan emerged at the top of the list followed closely by Japan and the USA.

Lonely Planet is the world’s most successful travel publisher, printing over 120 million books in eleven different languages. Along with guidebooks and eBooks to almost every destination on the planet, Lonely Planet also produces a range of gift and reference titles, award-winning magazine and a range of digital travel products and apps.

“Botswana is known for its rare combination of desert and delta, as well as its vast array of wildlife. A total of 17 per cent of the country is dedicated to national parks and in 2014 the Okavango Delta became Unesco’s 1,000th World Heritage Site,” says a follow-up story in the UK’s Independent puplication.

It adds that Japan on the other hand offers stunning landscapes and futuristic cities, while third-place USA is celebrating 100 years of its National Park Service in 2016. The top 10 list was compiled by a team of experts, who took into account special events going on next year, recent developments in each country, and new things for travellers to see or do. Botswana celebrates 50 years of independence next year and a lot of activities are expected to take place which could be of interest to the international community.

“At Lonely Planet we tell it like it is, without fear or favour. There’s a whole world of amazing sights, hotels, travel companies and gear manufacturers out there – and we want to tell you which ones we think are best. But we never compromise our opinions for commercial gain. If you read something written by a Lonely Planet author, you can guarantee they’ve been there, had a look for themselves and are telling you what they really think. It’s trusted advice from a trusted source,” they say in their website.

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016 also named Manchester as one of the world’s top 10 cities to visit in 2016. Dublin also made it onto the top 10 cities list, which was topped by Kotor in Montenegro.



Botswana is a place of sheer beauty and scenic sights


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