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Whether you're preparing for your upcoming safari or just want to learn more about Botswana, be sure to check out these useful resources. Learn about African animals and habitats, browse helpful packing tips and read inspirational travel stories that will bring the wilds of Africa close to your heart. The links below open each article in a new tab.
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Wildlife Guide

Wildlife Guide

Discover fascinating facts about elephant herds, lounging leopards and the other wildlife you may encounter on your Southern Africa safari.
Botswana Conservation & Community

Botswana Conservation & Community

Read on to learn how our initiatives in Botswana help protect African wildlife, preserve culture and support community development.
African Wildlife Trivia Quiz

African Wildlife Trivia Quiz

Take our African safari wildlife quiz to put your knowledge to the test, then share it with your family and friends to see who knows the most about life on the savanna!
Botswana Weather & Climate

Botswana Weather & Climate

Find out Botswana's weather conditions during the dry and green seasons.
Packing List

Packing List

We’ve made a comprehensive list of all the clothing and gear you’ll want to pack so you'll be well prepared for your Southern Africa safari.
Travel Stories & Articles
Botswana Travel Etiquette—What You Need To Know Before Your Safari

Botswana Travel Etiquette—What You Need To Know Before Your Safari

—By Peter Davis Krahenbuhl
Botswana safaris are evocative of a bygone era, when the African wilderness was uncrowded and...
10 Things to Take On Your Africa Safari

10 Things to Take On Your Africa Safari

—By Wendy Worrall Redal
Are you planning an African safari? You’ll no doubt be consulting detailed packing lists that advise you to bring various essentials such as binoculars...
Avid Photographer? Put Your Camera Down (Sometimes)!

Avid Photographer? Put Your Camera Down (Sometimes)!

—By Wendy Worrall Redal
Most serious adventure travelers take pleasure and pride in documenting their exploits through...
Travels Through the Okavango Delta and Gomoti

Travels Through the Okavango Delta and Gomoti

—By John Holahan
I awoke in the morning refreshed and ready to explore on a Botswana safari. As the sun peeked through my tent and I completed the normal...
Why a Great Safari Guide Makes All the Difference

Why a Great Safari Guide Makes All the Difference

—By Wendy Worrall Redal
As afternoon edged toward sunset in Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve, our guide slowed the Land Rover to a halt as he studied the ground on the side... 
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