Explore a variety of habitats on this comprehensive itinerary as you travel in open 4x4 vehicles to search for the symbols of this untamed territory—lions, elephants, hippos, and vast herds of plains antelopes.
Discover a variety of birdlife, with over 380 recorded species, such as the scarce black egret, rufous-bellied heron, pygmy goose, and wattled crane.
Glide through the ecologically-unique Okavango Delta in a mokoro (dugout canoe) to seek out the elusive sitatunga, a delta antelope.
Photograph the stunning scenery of diverse habitats, from the stark beauty of the Kalahari Desert to the lushly vegetated oasis of the Okavango Delta.
I’ve been a nature-lover my whole life, but I began traveling specifically to see animals in the wild back in the early ’90s. Still in my early 20s then, I was fascinated by watching wildlife. My passion grew exponentially as I took up photography and became more adept at spotting hidden animals.
Botswana offers one of Africa’s greatest safari experiences, as wildlife viewing is good year-round. Really, the best time to visit simply depends on your interests. In general, there are two main seasons—the Dry Season and the Wet, or Green, Season. Below, find out the differences between the two, and be sure to read on for more details regarding specific months.
While much attention is rightly paid to Africa’s Big Five, we believe the continent’s smaller wildlife deserve their due, as well. Enter Africa’s Little Five. These tiny fellas often get overlooked—and not simply because of their minuscule size. Yet they play a vital role in maintaining the diverse and delicate African eco-system. So, let’s take a closer look these half pints.