Category Archives: Botswana


If you are a seasoned traveler in southern Africa, you probably know whether you want to go to Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, or South Africa.

Okavango Delta at sunset.

If you have decided upon Botswana, you may have already chosen between Chobe, Savute, Khwai, Moremi, Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi Pans, Nata bird sanctuary, Elephant Sands, Tshildo Hills or the Kalahari.

Chobe lower gate entrance

You also probably know whether you want to go to the lodges, take a riverboat trip, kayak solo, do a guide-driven mobile safari or self-drive.


If you’re on a budget, you need to have an answer to these questions because it could get expensive. If you haven’t got an answer, read on.


June 2018

Understanding Botswana’s wildlife is synonymous with understanding its hydrologyRains from Angola’s highlands flood Botswana’s low areas.

Animals, both big and small roam everywhere. You just have to be patient and look.
During the dry season, animals beat down paths to waterholes that look like craters on a lunar landscape from the sky.

Elephants head in for water at remaining water holes, such as a Elephant Sands.

Where there is no longer water, lakes dry up and form salt pans.

Where there is a little water, life still survives.