Botswana

The permanent swamp and deep channels of the Okavango Delta offer perennial water activities. The highlight of any visit is usually a trip on a Mokoro in the Delta. Chobe National Park is best known for its massive elephant herds and vast array of wildlife that can be viewed by land or by water! Visit the botswana section on our website.

  • Our photographer went to Botswana and all we got were these amazing wildlife photos

    By Matthew Sterne |

    Our media team recently returned from Botswana and came back with a treasure trove of breathtaking photos and videos. This 360 video (Click here) is truly unlike any video I’ve ever seen. This beautiful video about Botswana (below) gives you a good understanding of the allure of this unique and wild country. Videos inevitably get the oohs and ahs but of course photos also carry their own stirring beauty. In the 14 days the team was in Botswana, they visited seven lodges in the Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi Pans. Simon, our in-house photographer who recently contributed to the blog 5 Pro Tips for Composition in Wildlife Photography, flexed his creative muscles and outdid himself with this collection of photos. Here they are for your visual satisfaction and admiration - and feel free...

  • So you’ve heard of the Great Migration… but what about the zebra migration?

    By Ali Findlay |

    The Great Migration, often called ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth’, is one of Africa’s most renowned attractions — consisting of over a million wildebeest along with huge numbers of gazelle and zebra, it’s not hard to see why. But wildebeest are not the only mammals that make such an incredible annual trek… Recently, researchers have discovered that zebras make an impressive journey of their own in Botswana. The details of this epic trip aren’t clear, but we do know that it’s the second largest land-based migration in Africa, one of the greatest natural spectacles on the continent. Here’s everything you need to know about Botswana's zebra migration, one of Africa’s best-kept secrets. The migration is made up of between 25,000 and 30,000 plains zebra. their epic journey b...

  • Step back in time with the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen of Botswana

    By Matthew Sterne |

    The Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana is one of the most remote wilderness destinations in Africa, a land hidden from civilisation and forgotten by time. This sense of isolation and insulation from the outside world is best exemplified by the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen. Unchartered Africa's Jack's Camp offers guests the opportunity to spend some time with the tribe learning about their culture and traditions, and offers a window into the past. The bushmen teach visitors how they have survived in the harshest of environments using their vast and ancient knowledge of plants, animal behaviour and survival skills. They share their traditional hunting and food-gathering skills as well as how to make jewellery and hunting equipment. Visitors can walk with them, watch them make fire and see them perfor...

  • Four Must-see Owls of the Okavango

    By Samantha Corbett |

    Before I went to Botswana I’d never have imagined myself as an aspiring ornithologist. Not even as a bird nerd. I was a fair feather kind of enthusiast – I could appreciate pretty things in flight but I had trouble identifying a common pigeon. After my first trip to the Okavango, everything changed, and I discovered that owl one really needs is a face-to-face encounter with the teddy bear-like Pel's to get the twitch for life. The Okavango is one of those special, humbling kinds of places that remind you that in the greater scheme of things, you are infinitely and wondrously small. Wonderfully fragile, and inherently connected to the wild. The first night I was in the Delta, I heard the call of the scops owl echoing and that was the moment where my obsession with the owls of the Okav...

  • My Trip|A Photographic Journey through Botswana and Namibia

    By Matthew Sterne |

    Jeremy Instone, from Woking in the UK, says he used to have mundane holidays but the travel bug bit about ten years ago and since then he has been to a range of exciting destinations. He first travelled to Botswana and Namibia in 2015. "I had an extended holiday and hopped around from place to place with the help of Rhino Africa’s guidance. I had asked for a holiday based almost entirely around photography and the strong factor that I did not want to put up or take down my own tent. "After my 2015 experience, I decided that I would go again and definitely with Rhino Africa. I originally thought I’d return three to four years after my first trip. A few months later I reckoned I might struggle to do this after I retired so I’d better do it again quick," so 2016 saw Jeremy pack his b...

  • An inside look at this year's top destination: Botswana

    By Matthew Sterne |

    According to the granddaddy of travel guidebooks, the Lonely Planet, Botswana is the place to be this year and has named it the top destination for 2016. We’re well aware of Botswana’s allure, so it’s nice to see the rest of the world start to take notice too. As the Lonely Planet says; “Botswana is a unique destination with an unusual combination of desert and delta that draws an immense concentration of wildlife. It is wild, pristine and expansive... Despite their embarrassment of accolades, Botswana remains off the radar for most people. The impression is: it’s too difficult to get to, it doesn’t cater for families. But we’re here to tell you that’s all nonsense. Go now! Go by plane, car or mokoro (canoe). Go in the green season or the dry season – it’s all great.” Recently, some o...