UNESCO World Heritage for Botswana

UNESCO World Heritage Sites represent some of the best natural, cultural and historic attractions in world travel. Below are details of the 2 cultural, natural and mixed sites inscribed for Botswana to date (a red World Heritage symbol denotes a site currently regarded as endangered). For more details of these properties, click on the links to the UNESCO website and the photographic galleries of these sites from OurPlace (where available) or see our highlights of Botswana for descriptions. Also, check out UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage for Botswana below.

2001 - Tsodilo
2014 - Okavango Delta

Intangible Cultural Heritage

Recently UNESCO has begun to document the world's Intangible Cultural Heritage which includes "traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants, such as oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe or the knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts". The current listings for Botswana are shown below - click on the links for more details.

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

2012 - Earthenware pottery-making skills in Botswana’s Kgatleng District