The North East District of Botswana has a rich history. Some Middle and Late Stone Age tools have been found in the area and the rock paintings tell us stories about people's lives during these times.
The paintings also tell us a lot about the animals that were abundant in the area and the early inhabitant's hunting and gathering methods. In about 200 AD, farmers brought in livestock, crops, iron tools and pottery. They built more permanent homes out of poles and clay. There are about 25 Early Iron Age sites in the North East District. Historical places of interest are visited on some of our day trips into the surrounding areas.
Visit our local community village of Butale. Guests can see how the residents live and, if arranged in time, watch the traditional dancers and drummers perform.
A huge African Rock Fig Tree at Tshesebe. The circumference of its crown is measured at an impressive 52 meters. Well worth the visit.
Domboshaba Ruins and rock paintings are situated near Masunga about 43 kms from the Resort. These ruins date back to 1450 AD and artefacts from the Middle Stone Age and Early Iron Age have been found in the area.
For a full day's outing, visit the Nata Bird Sanctuary and Sowa Pan, one of three large pans within the Makgadikgadi region.
Tantabane Lodge at Tsamaya (32 km)
The Museum in Francistown offers interesting historical artefacts and information on Francistown. The Museum conducts guided walking tours of the town, covering most of the important historical sites.