Tsodilo Hills

Tsodilo boasts the greatest concentration of San rock paintings in the world. Located in the extreme northwest of Botswana, the site consists of four quartzite hills rising 400m out of the surrounding landscape.

Revered by the San people as the resting place of their spirits, there are more than 3,500 paintings covering the rock faces of the hills which are known as “male, female, child and unborn” by the San. Archaeological discoveries from the area have provided evidence of continuous human occupation for the last 80-100,000 years. Most of the paintings depict animals in symbolic hunting designs.