sunset in Botswana

Life in Botswana’s bush is all about spontaneity. To successfully track elusive game requires experience, and our expert naturalist guides and custom-built 4WD safari vehicles give you the best gameviewing opportunities. At night, we retreat to our deluxe camps or the lagoon-side lodges in the Okavango. Recently, one of our adventurers came back with impressive photos of unique experiences—some that our guides have never witnessed before!  group safari in Botswana

My Botswana: Okavango Explorer adventure went beyond my expectations. Each park presented its own unique experience. In Moremi, the sunrise every morning from our private camp in Xakanaxa started the day in awe. We set out by safari vehicle each day, witnessing various wildlife—lions rushing a herd of buffalo that first morning was an unexpected surprise.
baby elephant in Botswana elephant herd in Botswana hippo with mouth open in Botswana

And the river cruises along the Delta through papyrus that soared overhead captured a very different landscape of Botswana.

standing near a temite mound in Botswana lilac breasted roller in Botswana

The variety of birds was astounding, like the beautiful lilac breasted roller that I captured in flight.

lion cub in Botswana
elephants in water in BotswanaChobe was a real highlight. With elephants swimming in the Chobe River (my personal favorite) followed by the sight of a lifetime – seeing a leopard 60 feet up perched on a fish eagle’s nest. Our Trip Leader said he never witnessed anything quite like this in all his years of guiding. Wow!

leopard in fish eagle nest in Botswana

This quote by author Edward Abby neatly summarizes my experience: “This is a landscape that has to be seen to be believed, and then…it strains credulity.”

—Text and photos by six-time WT adventurer Barb Chiarella, Botswana: Okavango Explorer.

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