Botswana, a politically stable and economically successful nation, is similar in size to France or Texas. It is home to vast deserts, impressive rivers, and the most important wetland area on the continent: the Okavango Delta. Iconic African mammals like Lion, Zebra, and Elephant concentrate at seasonally shrinking watering holes, while a fascinating array of birds put on a colorful show. Follow a schedule dictated only by nature’s rhythms, and immerse yourself in the powerful experience of an African safari.
A Botswana safari with Naturalist Journeys is an incredible experience. Enjoy reading one of our recent trip reports or explore the other Africa tours we offer.
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Important Bird Areas
Twelve Important Bird Areas have been designated in Botswana by BirdLife International and BirdLife Botswana.
World Heritage Site
The Okavango Delta, a rare intact interior wetland delta system, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to some of the most endangered species of large mammals including cheetah, white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, African wild dog, and lion.
The Coexist Project
More free-roaming elephants live in Botswana than in any other country (close to 200,000), and the Okavango Panhandle is of particular importance. The Ecoexist Project is a remarkable program that seeks to reduce conflict and foster coexistence between elephants and the local people who share their traditional land, water, and food.