March 17

Botswana in Pictures: A Land of Fascinating Contrasts

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By Marlin Clark on
March 17, 2023

In a landlocked country in southern Africa, bordered by Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa, lies a mysterious country packed with wildlife. Get a glimpse of this wonderland in our Botswana in pictures blog post...


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Birds eye view of the Okavango Delta - Botswana in pictures

Bird’s eye view of the Okavango Delta, Image Credit: Little Sable

In Botswana, you'll find the largest inland delta in the world. The Okavango Delta attracts many different species, including these lechwe antelopes. They are reliant on water, which is why they flock to the Delta's floodplains. 


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Game drives in the Okavango Delta

Game drives in the Okavango Delta promise exciting sightings, Image Credit: Wilderness Abu Camp

When you're not exploring Botswana on water-based safaris, your classic game drives will be just as action-packed. The Okavango Delta is home to the Big 5, which includes the majestic lion, and seeing these big cats will undoubtedly be one of your most memorable sightings.


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Botswana in pictures: Mokoro rides in Moremi Game Reserve

Mokoro rides in Moremi Game Reserve, Image Credit: Delta Camp

A mokoro is a traditional dugout canoe, best compared to Venice's gondolas. However, the difference is that you won't be staring at buildings! Instead, you'll glide silently along the water, all your senses on high alert, as you admire the landscapes and wildlife coming to the water for a drink or splash.


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Elephants crossing the Chobe River

Elephants crossing the Chobe River, Image Credit: Chobe Game Lodge

In Chobe National Park, you'll find herds of elephants as far as the eye can see! This pocket of Botswana is world famous for having the highest concentration of our beloved gentle giants in the world. And if you want to see them swim, you should visit the Chobe River! 


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Botswana in pictures - Scenic helicopter flips over the Okavango Delta

Scenic helicopter flips over Botswana's wilderness, Image Credit: Camp Okavango

A helicopter ride is one of our favourite ways to admire Botswana because the country is so vast that it can be difficult to comprehend its full magnificence when you're on land. However, when you take to the skies, you get a full bird's-eye view that will take your breath away!


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Walking with Meerkats in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana

Walking with meerkats in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Image Credit: Camp Kalahari

How cute? We love Botswana's meerkat colonies, and watching them go about their business is very entertaining! Your best bet to see them is in the Makgadikgadi Pans.


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The perfect horseback safari experience in Botswana

The perfect horseback safari experience in Botswana, Image Credit: Camp Kalahari

Another one of our favourite activities in Botswana is a horseback safari. Just imagine trotting along with wildlife, getting much closer when you join them at their eye level.


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Birds eye view of the Okavango Delta - a perfect example for Botswana in pictures

The magical Okavango Delta, Image Credit: Little Sable

Swap traffic commutes with fresh open air on a game drive through Botswana. The Okavango Delta is one of the country's biggest attractions. Known as "the river that never finds the sea", it has puzzled many with its flood reaching its peak in the dry winter season.


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leopard in the savannah botswana

Leopard lazing under a tree in Botswana, Image Credit: Khwai River Lodge

Leopards are famously elusive, camouflaged well in the African plains and hiding in tree branches. Therefore, this big cat is a treat to see on safari and in Botswana, you will encounter your fair share.


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Botswana in pictures: Game drive sunset drinks stop

Game drive sunset drinks stop, Image Credit: African Bush Camps, Khwai Leadwood

How dreamy is this setting for sipping sundowners as the sun goes down? And in the Okavango Delta, your guide will set everything up in the water for magical reflections all around you. You'll feel like you're floating among the clouds. 


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Marlin Clark

Marlin was born in Johannesburg, but moved to Cape Town at the age of five. Growing up, he's always been fascinated with colours and shapes - the Lego blocks he was obsessed with as a kid are now repurposed as stationary holders on his desk. Marlin is inspired by all things beautiful, has a positive outlook on life, and is driven by a desire to make things that matter. In his spare time he enjoys expanding his knowledge on all things design-related, loves to travel, and find opportunities to improve his outdoor photography. He'll never pass up a good cup of coffee.

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