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Budget Botswana safaris do exist

A Botswana safari does not have to break the bank!

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A day on the Chobe River

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

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Botswana president Ian Khama

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.

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Tuli – an unexpectedly floral kingdom

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

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© Francis Garrard.

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.

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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.

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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.

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© Chloe Cooper

Cruising the Savuti

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

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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.

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© Anton Kruger

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.

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© Kevin MacLaughlin

The Delta by air, land and water

Chloe chats about her delightful experience in the Okavango

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The matriarch leads a breeding herd of elephants to rich feeding grounds in the Chobe River © Peter Chadwick

Elephants of the Chobe

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

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BLiNG at the nest site near Bela-Bela.

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.

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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.

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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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5 highlights of Botswana

Sean Messham guides Africa Geographic Travel’s walking tour of Chief’s Island along with some game viewing at Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve.

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© Beverly Joubert

YOU can save these rhinos

Rhinos Without Borders is on a mission to move rhinos to safe havens in Botswana in order to save them from the poaching crisis and they need your help!

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Hippo versus lion on the Chobe River

Some fascinating interaction took place on the Chobe River in northern Botswana recently, between two of the bigger species that are found there.

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Frogs, frogs and more frogs

Through the lily pads of Sanctuary Stanley’s camp in the Okavango Delta the are wide variety of amphibians to be seen and heard.

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Okavango Delta (Botswana) © Department of Wildlife and National Parks / Ian Johnson

Okavango Delta listed as 1000th World Heritage Site

Botswana’s Okavango Delta became the 1000th site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Discover Botswana’s hidden secrets

Finding a part of the great Botswana that is remote, unfrequented by camera-happy humans, and somewhat hidden from sight could be one of the most rewarding safari experiences of one’s life.

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Securing a future for rhinos

Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a land dedicated to the preservation of rhinos. The long-term goal of the sanctuary is to let the rhinos safely breed within its borders and re-introduce them into their natural wild habitats.

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Fences and wildlife

The plains adjacent to the Boteti River, which flows into the Makgadikgadi salt pans, in Botswana, are home to some of the most amazing wildlife in Africa and conservation tourism is helping to preserve this wild area and its animals.

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Botswana says NO to canned hunting!

In a statement recently published on the official website of the Republic of Botswana Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism the country declares its position on the practice of canned hunting and its plans to ban the practice.

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How dung beetles give birth to baobab trees

Scott Ramsay realises that despite our remarkable achievements, humans are not the only impressive life forces. That title also belongs to any number of other living things such as the impressive baobab tree or the humble dung beetle.

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Rhino games

Holiday-maker and photographer, Rory Bruins, talks about an uplifting and wonderful encounter with some of Botswana’s beautiful rhinos.

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Baines’ baobabs: Botswana’s ancient oasis

Baines’ baobabs; a cluster of millennia-old baobab trees in the Nxai Pan National Park in Botswana are a sight sought by many travellers venturing into the untamed terrain of Botswana.

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Baines’ baobabs: Botswana’s ancient oasis

Baines’ baobabs; a cluster of millennia-old baobab trees in the Nxai Pan National Park in Botswana are a sight sought by many travellers venturing into the untamed terrain of Botswana.

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Co-existence between cheetah and farmers

Cheetah Conservation Botswana, situated among farmlands in the Ghanzi area, has been studying and working to assure a secure future for the nation’s cheetah. The coexistence between livestock farmers and the cheetahs is really the key to their survival.

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Brave lioness takes on croc to protect cubs

Amazing images of a mother lion taking on a deadly crocodile to give her cubs a safe swim across a river in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

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100 rhino to be moved to Botswana for safekeeping

South African safari operators and conservation groups have said they plan to move up to 100 rhino to Botswana for safekeeping, as poaching levels spike to new highs.

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Botswana’s rhino sanctuary leading the fight against poachers

We go inside the Botswanan rhino sanctuary where not a single animal has been poached in 24 years.

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Botswana hunting ban takes effect

The Botswana Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism’s ban on wildlife hunting commenced at the beginning of the year, says ministry spokesperson, Ms Caroline Bogale-Jaiyoba.

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Only 6 signatures – how successful was the Botswana Elephant Conference?

In the wake of the Elephant Summit held in Botswana in early December where urgent measures to halt the rampant illegal ivory trade were adopted one is left asking if it is enough?

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Botswana minister in lion trade scandal

Botswana’s Minister of Agriculture, Christian de Graaff, is under fire after he exported a large shipment of lions to a canned hunting outfit in South Africa last month.

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Meet the birds of the Kalahari Basin

Situated in central Botswana, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is home to impression landscapes and a great variety of wildlife. In this blog, meet and learn more about some of the beautiful bird species that call it home…

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My road trip through Africa

This blogger embarks on a month long adventure in Northern Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia and tells us about his adventures.

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Brown hyena awesomeness at Limpopo-Lipadi

Anton Kruger visits Limpopo-Lipadi Private Game and Wilderness Reserve in the Tuli-block in South Eastern Botswana and experiences some great wildlife encounters.

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Thanks Botswana, you’ve been awesome

A few weeks ago we were in Namibia, and tomorrow we drive onto Zim. Time seems to have flown in Botswana. But we’ll remember these last 19 days for a very long time. We’re writing this post from a place

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Overlanding through Africa

Meet Patrick and Chloe – two new bloggers to join the Africa Geographic online community! This soon-to-be-wed couple departed in June 2013 to follow their dream of overlanding through Africa. They have so far travelled 9802 kilometres through Namibia and Botswana

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African Four Corners

Original source: The African four corners is a name given to the approximate meeting place of four nations: Namibia;,Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. The Caprivi Strip of Namibia, which has long been a disputed region is kind of a dividing

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Walking in the Footsteps of Giants

Walking with elephants in the wilds of Botswana made us feel more closely connected than ever before to these majestic creatures. Deep in the heart of the Botswana bush, Doug and Sandi Groves live in a rustic bush camp with

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Ethiopia, Zambia, Botswana – A photo exploration continued

Below you will find the remainder of photographs taken whilst on safari in Ethiopia, Zambia and Botswana. If you missed the first part to this blog post, which contains a collection of portrait photographs, you can read it here. All photos

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Ethiopia, Zambia, Botswana – A photo exploration

I’d like to share some pictures from my recent trip to Africa. It was an amazing experience. I had no phone or internet connection for most of the trip! At times I’d put down my camera and just immerse myself

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A Bush Pilot in Botswana

Flying above the watery wonderland of the Okavango Delta is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but for a lucky few it is a daily adventure. We flew into the heart of the Okavango with bush pilot Ben Jordaan to Sanctuary Baines’ Camp

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New 50|50 Episode, 4 February 2013

Nastia rescued Last year we featured a story on the plight of Ukrainian brown bears living in harsh and cruel conditions. Bears that would under normal circumstances walk hundreds of kilometres daily are spending their entire lives in tiny cages

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