Experience Botswana Through the Eyes of Our Travel Writers

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Reading about the travel experiences of others is always the best way to familiarize yourself with any new country you are about to visit.

our  contributing writers have travelled on in Botswana, and one has even worked as a lodge manager in Okavango and Moremi.

An African Safari

The History of Safari

From somewhat wild and bloody beginnings the safari industry in Botswana today is taking the lead in the popularity stakes, with a variety of activities and varying degrees of luxury to choose …
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Recommended Reading

Although relatively quiet on the day to day news front Botswana nonetheless has a wealth of literature of many genres coming from the country, with fiction and image rich publications celebrating the …
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Origins of the Names of Places in Botswana

Many visitors to Botswana have struggled to pronounce the names of the parks and lodges in the country, what with all the clicks and strange spellings, making for very interesting conversations.By Leigh …
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An African Safari

Okavango Ecosystems

Botswana’s Okavango Delta is a haven for wildlife but it is more than a big game safari experience, with pristine habitats and fascinating landscapes.Open grass plains that become lakes, permanent channels flanked …
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Lodges Designed for Romance

Such places can be found in Botswana, a country that is tailor-made for romance. But what is different about Botswana that makes it a perfect place for romance.Take some legendary African rivers …
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Essence of Botswana

Botswana is unique when it comes to African safaris, with fascinating landscapes unlike anywhere else on the continent and beautiful ecosystems supporting a myriad of wildlife. This is truly the place for …
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Elephant Back Safaris

You don’t know you are holding your breath as the elephant, on whose back you are roosted, gradually peruses through the shrub, forgetting about lesser trees and transcending adjacent to a gathering …
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Desert and Delta on a Dime

For the independent traveller who looks beyond the National Parks, there are ways to experience Botswana’s two biggest attractions, the desert and the delta, without having to take out a second mortgage!Intended …
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Changing Eco-system of Savuti

Savuti is a dynamic eco-system, known to change dramatically from time to time. The Savuti of today is a lush wetland that attracts large numbers of animals to its life-giving waters during …
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Caviar and French Champagne

Caviar and French Champagne – The Origins of Camp Okavango.By Leigh KempCamp Okavango is a luxury lodge situated on an Island in the permanent water area of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. It is …
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Botswana Notes

Botswana is a country of stark, yet enticing, contrasts that add to the attractions of the pristine wilderness and incredible wildlife.Botswana is a place of desert and delta, a place where the …
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Botswana Ideals

Botswana is a country of contrasts and many highlights, and there are many facets to the country, from desert to delta and from lush floodplains to arid savannah.Botswana is a place that …
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Botswana from the Air

Game viewing is the reason most people visit Africa, but in a country such as Botswana the landscapes can be just as intriguing, especially when viewed from the air.Even Your Journey between …
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Award-Winning Documentaries

The wilderness areas of Botswana are well documented in award-winning documentaries by some of the best know film makers in the business, with many of the documentaries becoming classics of their time.From …
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A Time of Heat

October is the hottest time of the year in Botswana, and many visitors stay away because of this, but it arguably the best time, with the most dramatic wildlife interactions… a time …
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A Country of Superlatives

Botswana is a country of superlatives – with is deserts, Deltas, spectacular wildlife and game parks that are pristine and well-managed. Botswana is a country sought after by tourists around the world, …
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Birding Safari Tour

This 13 day Botswana Birding Safari Tour presents the greatest bird safari in Africa with some of the best birding guides in Botswana accompanying you. The tour departs only in January, February …
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A Birders Experience

Birders can be categorized in as many sections as you can think of. For simplicity I have condensed them into three categories based on data collected from my own experience. There are …
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