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A predator-filled Okavango Delta safari


Sighting after sighting on an incredible safari experience in Botswana.

9 things you probably don’t know about Africa

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Here are 9 things that we bet you didn’t know about Africa – an amazing, diverse continent!

Into Africa’s last Eden – the Okavango Delta


Explore the Okavango Delta in Botswana, the last Eden of Africa, with Christoph Tänzer, a creative director, photographer and filmmaker.

Wildebeest fight wild dogs off their calves


A pack of wild dogs use their hunting tactics to separate a herd of wildebeest from their calves.

An African safari in a nutshell


The ins and outs of an African safari.

Cheetah shenanigans in Botswana


From cubs to antelope cuisine, there have been cheetah sightings galore on safaris in Botswana with Liquid Giraffe.

Birding in Botswana


The abundance of birds in Botswana will have twitchers on the edge of their seat!

Botswana: A photo safari paradise


A dream photo safari to Botswana’s Okavango Delta with Africa Geographic Travel.

5 different ways to experience Africa on safari

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Some fantastic alternatives to game drives that will have you itching to head out to the great African wilderness.

Relocated rhino gives birth in Botswana

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One of the eight black rhino airlifted from southern Zimbabwe to Botswana’s Okavango Delta has given birth!

A hunting ban reportedly saps a village’s livelihood

Clockwise from top left, Cecil the lion; William Moalosi, a farmer and former hunting guide in Sankuyo, Botswana; an elephant in Botswana; and Othusitse Ndozi in Sankuyo, a village that used to get a steady income from hunting. Top left © Andy Loveridge/Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, via Associated Press; Other photographs © Joao Silva/The New York Times

Since Botswana banned trophy hunting two years ago, remote communities have been at the mercy of growing numbers of wild animals that are damaging livelihoods and terrifying villagers.

8 memories from 4 months travelling through Africa


Five friends + four months + 20,000 miles in a Land Rover Defender = a lot of adventures and great memories. And here are the highlights.

The magic of a family tented safari


A mobile tented safari is a totally magical way for the whole family to experience Botswana.

Planning a Botswana safari


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

An affordable family safari


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.

Video: Flying leopard chases monkey in trees

leopard in tree

Watch an agile young leopard leap through the trees hunting vervet monkeys in this amazing video!

Why Angolan crocodile nests are a big deal

Crocodile nests discovered in Angola

As if a three month canoe expedition down the Okavango River system wasn’t enough, Josh Iremonger and Dan Dugmore have also discovered crocodile nests in Angola and contributed to important research on the species.

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.

How hippo ended up living in the Okavango Delta


How the hippo came to be in the Okavango, as told by a mokoro poler.

Abandoned by mum on an Okavango evening

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Rachel speaks about her amazing mum and how she demonstrated one night that even the best mothers among us are human too!

Kudu bulls fight to the death

kudu fight

Two kudu bulls are found dead and locked together after what must have been an intense fight.

A water safari in the Okavango Delta


Why mokoro rides are the way to go in the Okavango!

Two men in one canoe, rowing for rhinos


Meet Dan and Josh traveling the length of the Okavango to raise money for rhinos!

Botswana’s top 5 unique travel experiences

Helicopter delta

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

An eco-friendly camp in the Okavango

A little island paradise of an eco-friendly camp in the Okavango Delta.

An Okavango Delta family vacation

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

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

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

Catch and release tiger fishing, and more, on the Okavango

The Okavango Delta is a fisherman’s dream but there is also so much more on offer.

The Delta by air, land and water

Chloe chats about her delightful experience in the Okavango

Leopard launches attack on rutting lechwes

A young female leopard launches an attack on a pair of rutting red lechwes in the Okavango Delta.

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.

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.

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.

50‌‌‌ | 50 Anniversary Season: Episode 17

Here is the line-up for the South African TV show 50‌‌‌ | 50, Anniversary Season, Episode 17 on 23 December 2013: Go deep into the heart of the Okavango Delta to research the delicate ecosystem, find out if the Natal Midlands is the new Franschhoek and learn all about cheetah conservation in the Kgalagadi.

The Forgotten Okavango Delta – the Panhandle

The myriad waterways, the plethora of wildlife and the lush vegetation in the Okavango Delta make it a sought-after safari destination. With its brazen sunsets, hazy landscapes and bronze-coloured waters teeming with animals, this is Botswana’s most prized possession. The

Bizarre lion behaviour in the Okavango Delta

Written by: Ole Friede “We were on a game drive on Chiefs Island out of Mombo Camp in the Okavango Delta when we heard lions fighting in the thickets. Upon investigation we came across four young male lions that had

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

Wild Dogs in the Delta

Wild dogs hunt in packs amongst the floodplains of the Okavango Delta with close coordination that is mind-blowing to watch. With smoke pouring out of our car bonnet we barely made it to Maun, limping into the gateway to the

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

Bachelor Bulls herd-up in Botswana’s Waterways

This year Botswana has experienced lower rainfall than usual and the natural waterholes are beginning to dry up… This forces the game population to congregate early at permanent water sources such as rivers. Normally big gatherings happen around August but

Elephant trunk-strokes my pregnant tummy

Image and text courtesy of Caitlin Carter I was at Baine’s Camp in Botswana with Sanctuary Retreats and had the pleasure of meeting Jabu, the patriarch of the Elephant Experience there. I stood chatting to ‘elephant expert’ Doug Groves, while Jabu meandered

Botswana in the green season

Most people wishing to visit Botswana will likely be advised to head to the country during the dry season which runs from April to October. The reason for this would be that it is cooler than the hot Nov – Mar period.  

Stuck in the Okavango Delta in a mini-skirt

By Jemima Middleton. Photos by Cayley Christos “Do we know where we’re going?” “Yep.” This sounded fairly confident, so we leapt into the Concession 4×4 in our clean white shirts and smart black skirts, and headed out into the bush.

An African adventure

Africa is a wondrous part of the world filled with wild places just waiting to be explored. In Swahili, safari means ‘journey’ and for the rest of this year we are travelling across eastern and southern Africa on a journey

Cause an Uproar!

In support of Lion conservation, the National Geographic Society has agreed to donate 10 cents to lion conservation in Botswana every time this YouTube video is viewed. Share it with your friends and Cause an Uproar! Also make sure to

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