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We dream of Africa

We dream of Africa frequently, even those living in Africa can dream of an Africa that is molded from a picture, a book or a dream. Africa is a place where one can develop ambitions; craft out personal stories and fulfill desires. The above scenarios were all sculptured from our own experiences and from what we have stored deep in our brain that is locked and saved forever.

Botswana: A first in a lifetime safari experience!

I now know what all those people meant when they told me that Botswana is “something else”. They couldn’t explain it in words and neither can I. Come and visit this beautiful country to see for yourself, there are very few places of such natural, pristine beauty left in the world and Botswana is definitely one of them.

Okavango Delta: experiencing the views from the water, land and air

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I was with my family on a 3-week African tour last winter and after Day 6, we were a bit exhausted from traveling and safari touring. Little did I know that the next two days were going to be equally relaxing and exhilarating. We observed the Okavango Delta from the water, on land and up in the air. These three different perspectives gave me the welcoming feeling of actually belonging there.

Botswana on a budget – is it possible?

When you think of Botswana you probably picture spectacular vast landscapes, impressive wildlife and a luxury safari lodge offering ultimate exclusivity. You also might imagine sky high prices, and for the budget conscious traveller it is a destination out of reach. Well, Botswana Holidays are here to tell you that you’re wrong! Botswana on a budget can be one of the most rewarding trips you’ll ever do.

The predators of the Okavango Delta

The sheer magnificence of the area is enough to warrant a trip alone, however, there’s something special about seeing the wildlife in the delta. Elephants spraying each other, water-loving lions swimming across channels, and more hippos than one could imagine. There’s always something spectacular to be witnessed.

Acclaimed filmmakers gored by buffalo in Botswana

Award-winning filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert were gored by a buffalo on Thursday night in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Three destinations in Botswana off the beaten track

Botswana Holidays take a look at three lesser known destinations in Botswana and why you should visit them.

Travelling with a conscience in the Selinda Reserve

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The Selinda Reserve in Botswana is a great example of effective practices in sustainable, eco-conscious travel.

Botswana – the most romantic holiday destination

Consider Botswana as the ultimate destination for your next romantic getaway.

A trip to the eden of the Okavango Delta

There is no better way, I believe, to conquer a fear of flying, than to visit the Okavango Delta! Of course, I knew that this piece of paradise was well visited and had much to offer – but nothing prepared me for the immense beauty of this country they call “Botswana”.

Botswana’s unique approach to tourism

Botswana gained independence in 1966 and the discovery of diamonds came shortly after. However, while diamonds were to be an industry to nurture, the Botswana government looked long term and decided to focus attention on its wildlife and places of natural beauty as well.

Book Review: Wildlife of the Okavango

Wildlife of the Okavango is a wonderful compact field guide to the animals, birds, reptiles, insects, trees and plants of the Okavango area.

Photographing giant kingfishers in Botswana

A giant kingfisher doesn’t quite get what he bargained for in Botswana!

Walking Chief’s Island, Okavango Delta, Botswana

A trip of a lifetime in the Okavango Delta – buffalo on foot, elephants playing in the water and a birdwatchers’ paradise.

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

A water safari in the Okavango Delta

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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

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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.

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