Botswana in Pictures

Before you scroll through our Botswana in pictures blog, we must warn you: you'll want to book your flights ASAP! Like most countries across Africa, Botswana is a vast, largely undiscovered portion of land with great beauty and diversity. From the lush Okavango Delta waterways to the dry Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Botswana offers a variety of landscapes and experiences to beguile visitors from far and wide.

A Botswana safari is a moving experience that will create lasting memories and awaken a deep passion for Africa within you. We hope you're ready!


Elephants roaming wetlands Elephants in the wetlands of Botswana

With the biggest elephant population in Africa, Botswana is sure to provide elephant admirers and wildlife lovers with plenty of activity and memorable sightings. These majestic animals are often found on the Delta's seasonal fringes, especially in the Moremi Game Reserve, which forms part of the Okavango.


Aerial view of Okavango Delta Bird’s eye view of the Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta, sometimes called "the river that never finds the sea", is a bucket-list destination for anyone fuelled by a love of Africa and its fabulous array of wildlife.


Leopard in tree Leopard sitting in a tree at Mombo Camp in Botswana

The classic leopard image, and one of Africa's abiding sights, features this beautiful animal sitting on a branch in a tall tree. However, they are actually some of the most elusive creatures, so you can count yourself lucky when you’ve seen this sight in real life!


Hippo stare down Hippo stare down

One of the Okavango Delta's most iconic animals must be the hippo. In areas undisturbed by human activity, they often laze around in the morning sunshine. Ah, la dolce vita!


Gaborone capital of Botswana The capital of Botswana, Gaborone

Gaborone might just be another city. However, on the outskirts of its winding roads and city life, you step into what feels like a different world of wilderness and silence.


Native bushman in Botswana Traditionally dressed bushman in Botswana

The indigenous San bushmen have been residing in the Kalahari for 20,000+ years. Although they now live sedentary lifestyles in towns, some still live on the fringes of the desert.


Meerkat on the lookout Cute little meerkat on the lookout

How adorable is the meerkat?! In Botswana, you'll find the southern African or slender-tailed meerkat. In our expert opinion, the best place to see these cute creatures up close is in the Makgadikgadi Pans.


Horseback riding in Botswana Horseback safaris in Botswana

Galloping along on a horseback safari in Botswana is the best way to experience its landscapes and wildlife! It gives you a unique perspective and enables you to immerse yourself in the vast wilderness this country is renowned for.


African fish eagle on tree African fish eagle sitting on the top of a tree

One of Botswana's iconic birds is the African fish eagle, which can be seen and heard across the country's waterways. If you're a birder, plan your visit during the wet season, when the migrant species are in town.


Boat cruise at sunset Boat cruise at sunset in Botswana – Okavango Delta

One of Africa's bucket list experiences, a sunset cruise, involves world-class game-viewing from the boat while elephants, buffalo, lions and warthogs visit the river for an evening drink (while you get to sip on your own tipple, too!). And the kaleidoscopic sunsets will leave you gushing!


Aerial view of buffalo herd Aerial view of buffalo

The buffalo often migrate between the seasonal savannahs of the Chobe region and the Okavango. Your best bet for spotting them is in the Chobe/Linyanti areas and the Khwai regions of the Delta.


African wild dog at Kings Pool African wild dogs at Kings Pool in Botswana

Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango is considered one of the best places in Botswana to see African wild dogs. They are highly endangered, and the Okavango region is home to one of the most stable populations in Africa.


Rhino walking in Botswana Rhino walking in the bush of Botswana

Ah, the rhino! We just love these real-life unicorns. If you want to see them, we suggest you visit the eastern regions of the Moremi Game Reserve.


Lion cubs in Botswana Two lion cubs in Botswana

The king of the bush, the majestic lion, is commonly seen in Botswana. However, if you want almost guaranteed sightings, we suggest you visit Savuti Chobe National Park. Although they don't like water (they are cats, after all!), you can also see them in the northern Okavango Delta.


Red lechwe in wetland, Okavango Delta Red lechwe in wetland, Okavango Delta, Botswana

The red lechwe is the most common antelope in the Okavango. You can see them in herds of dazzling numbers, grazing on the short grasses of the seasonal floodplains in many areas of the Delta.


Birds flying at sunset Flock of bee-eaters taking flight at sunset

Botswana is a birder's paradise. There are impressive concentrations of multiple bird species. Furthermore, in the arid Kalahari, birds flock to the limited water sources.

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Whether relaxing in a beachside paradise, gliding over the Delta's glassy waters on a traditional mokoro, or exploring the leopard-rich land of the Greater Kruger National Park, you'll find that Africa holds an endless list of experiences to discover.

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