//African Wonders: Mamuno Monument (Kangumene Rock Engravings), Botswana

African Wonders: Mamuno Monument (Kangumene Rock Engravings), Botswana

Outside of visiting the Okavango Delta, which is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and the home of a variety of wildlife, the Kangumene Rock Engravings showcase the country’s rich cultural history with a variety of rock paintings from the Khoisan communities that inhabited the area. Engravings that visitors can see include animal and human footprints, handprints, geometric designs and weapons. The art found at the Mamuno sites is distinct from the Shamanistic form found in eastern Botswana, and the art has similar grooves to those created from sharpening knives and spears found at Olifanskloof Farm. The Kangumene Rock Engravings are located at the Ghanzi District, approximately 5 kilometres northwest of the Mamuno border post. Tours can be booked through travel agents.