Sacred Site: A Trip To Kubu Island, Botswana

Written by Joe Kennedy

Kubu Island is a granite island in Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pan, the largest salt flats in the world. The entire island is a national monument, and considered a sacred site by the indigenous people. Kubu is accessible by four wheel drive and has basic camping facilities run by the local population. It’s “just about the most astonishing place I’ve ever been,” British TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson said in a “TopGear” episode. Thought to be an old outpost of the Zimbabwean empire, Kubu has amazing wildlife, unusual rock formations and archaeological treasures from the Stone Age.

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