Kubu Island Botswana In The Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Kubu Island in Botswana derives its name from the Hippo. The word Kubu means hippopotamus in their local language (Tswana). People in the region consider the island with spiritual reverence and the whole of Kubu Island located in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is considered a national monument.
Tourist Attraction in Kubu Island
Remains of the prehistoric fossils, the remote location and unique geographical features of Kubu Island is what draws tourists to the place. You will find stone age tools and arrowheads along different parts of the island. Research has traced it back to the great Zimbabwe empire around Masvingo.
Another unique feature is the Baobabs Trees of Kubu Island. In fact this is the place on earth with the highest concentration of Baobabs in the world. They do look a bit creepy with no leaves and the branches looking like roots.
How to Reach Kubu Island
There are many routes, so here are some of the options you have. Make sure you ask a local guide for the transportation availabilities once you are in Botswana. We recommend the main Maun–Nata road is the easiet option. GPS comes in handy when on this road.
Camping in Kubu Island
There are many camping grounds. In total around 15. If you are interested in booking go here. The official Kubu Island site for camping. Make sure you follow the simple camping rules they have.