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Planning a Botswana safari

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10 tips of what to bring and what to expect on your Botswana safari!

Tourists key witnesses in Botswana ivory trial

Outside the court after the first trial: investigating police officer, Detective Constable Kagiso M (middle), and two colleagues with the four ivory tusks as evidence.

Hopeful that two ivory dealers will get the punishment that they deserve, a witness describes his experience in a court case regarding illegal ivory possession in Botswana.

An affordable family safari

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The Harkins family had such a good time on a trip with Lelobu Safaris, that they’ve decided to turn it into a biannual event. They’ve also got 5 tips on how to do this kind of holiday on a budget.

Meerkats and quad biking in Makgadikgadi National Park

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From getting up close and personal with meerkats to experiencing the tranquility of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans on a quadbike, a trip to Botswana is one you’ll never forget.

Elephant ivory sculpture unveiled at Botswana airport

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Botswana unveils a sculpture made up of elephant ivory tusks on display at the international airport.

Pied kingfisher becomes python pie

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An African rock python has a sundowner snack of pied kingfisher…

Video: Relocating rhinos to safety!

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Rhinos Without Borders shares a message of hope – a short video diary of the first ten rhinos captured, relocated and released into safe havens in Botswana.

Making the most of a Botswana horse safari

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Tales from a horse safari in Botswana, and five top tips to help those planning an equestrian adventure.

Elephants lead the way in the Okavango

Elephant guide in the Okavango

Nothing beats having three African elephants lead you to the secret spots in the Okavango Delta.

Family friendly safari in Botswana

Catering for everyone

Taking small children on safari is not always easy but this family found a solution in the Okavango.

Time flies when you’re on safari

Sighting elephants in Chobe

A fantastic full day spent on safari in Chobe National Park.

The magic of Chobe

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A photographic journey to illustrate the allure of Chobe National Park.

Proceeds from photograph will go towards preventing poaching

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Percentage of auctioned photograph to be donated for the protection of rhinos.

Canoe for conservation

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Join part of a three month canoe expedition to raise funds for rhino relocation.

5 top Botswana wildlife experiences

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Five wildlife experiences that make Botswana so special.

9 romantic safari destinations in southern Africa

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9 safari destinations you should consider for your honeymoon!

Botswana safari lodge choir on iTunes

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Tuli Safari Lodge is renowned for its staff choir – their songs are even available for download on iTunes!

Botswana’s marauding elephants trigger hunting debate

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Botswana’s villagers wish for the return of elephant hunting.

An African safari in the Kalahari

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A safari in the Kalahari with lions, brown hyenas and a host of other wild animals.

Botswana’s top 5 unique travel experiences

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Look beyond the traditional game drive or boat cruise and be rewarded with these five unique Botswana experiences.

Chinese delegate at Elephant Summit asks about buying elephant penis

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A summary of the recent African Elephant Summit where a Chinese delegate asked about buying elephant parts including the trunk and penis.

A Kgalagadi safari in pictures

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Photos of a three week safari in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Packing tips for your Botswana safari

Your off on an African safari! Now what to pack?

Cape Town to Chobe on a budget

A camping safari makes Botswana’s Chobe National Park an ideal destination for the budget-conscious traveller.

Ivory dealers busted thanks to German travellers

On Monday the 16th of March 2015, two German travellers, Martin and Christin Kotthoff, led to the arrest of two ivory dealers near Kasane, Botswana.

Botswana MPs want wildlife hunting ban lifted

A week before Botswana hosts two key wildlife conservation conferences, a small group of lawmakers are seeking a review of a 2014 commercial hunting ban designed to reverse a decline in wildlife.

An Okavango Delta family vacation

A teenager’s account of his family vacation on a houseboat in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

A guide to planning your Botswana safari

Some tips for making the most out of a Botswana safari.

Lions lay claim at Limpopo-Lipadi

Three wild lions that have been roaming the Tuli area in southern Botswana have entered the Limpopo-Lipadi Private Game Reserve and settled down to claim their territory.

Planning a family-friendly safari in Botswana

Here is what you need to know for planning a safari with children.

More people have climbed Mount Everest than have traversed the Okavango Delta

Find out what makes traversing Botswana’s Okavango Delta so hard.

Budget Botswana safaris do exist

A Botswana safari does not have to break the bank!

A day on the Chobe River

Photographs from the Chobe River by Africa Albida Tourism’s in-house photographer Claire Write.

Botswana president urges people to shun poaching

Speaking during the reopening of the Khama Rhino Sanctuary Trust restaurant, President Ian Khama urged Botswana to shun poaching.

Tuli – an unexpectedly floral kingdom

After some good rains, the Northern Tuli Game Reserve is transformed into an astonishing floral kingdom.

Wandering elephants headed home

Two wandering bull elephants which have been at large in the Lephalale region of Limpopo appear to be heading home to Botswana.

Conservationists move to save wandering bull elephants

Two bulls elephants have crossed over to South Africa from Botswana, into an area where elephants haven’t been seen for about 80 years. The elephants are peaceful but have broken a number of fences and farmers have urged Limpopo’s Department of Economic Development, Environment & Tourism to destroy the elephants.

Black mamba kills Botswana boy

An 11-year-old boy has been killed by a black mamba snake in the Selibi-Phikwe district in central Botswana.

Cruising the Savuti

The deeper and deeper into Botswana Chloe ventures, the more she sings the praises of the Savuti Marsh.

Strategies in place to manage Botswana’s elephants

Minister Khama talks about the strategies that have been put in place to minimise conflicts surrounding Botswana’s elephant population.

Wild dog heaven at Limpopo-Lipadi

Gorgeous images of a pack of wild dogs at play near a waterhole within Limpopo-Lipadi Private Game Reserve in Tuli block, Botswana.

The Delta by air, land and water

Chloe chats about her delightful experience in the Okavango

Elephants of the Chobe

Botswana’s Chobe River is one of the best places to view and photograph magnificent African elephants.

Secretarybird dies, leaving behind valuable conservation information

BLiNG, the famed secretarybird that was fitted with a GPS tracking device, has died but he leaves behind valuable conservation information for BirdLife South Africa.

From South Africa to Botswana by cable car

There are many examples of interesting border crossings in the world but few can be as exciting as gliding between South Africa and Botswana across the legendary Limpopo River by cable car.

How to celebrate World Rhino Day

Dereck Joubert is the co–creator of the extraordinary Rhinos without Borders campaign. He explains how everyone can join the campaign and help save the rhino this World Rhino Day.

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