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World Elephant Day: Elephants Abound on a Southern Summer Safari
Celebrate these majestic mammals during Botswana's green season, where mothers and babies abound in Chobe National Park, home of the largest surviving elephant population in the world.
Searching for the Lions of Botswana
Often times the excitement of the search is just as thrilling as spending time with wildlife on an African safari. Experience what it’s like to search for and see lions in the wild in this first-hand account!
Traveler Story: Giraffes in Botswana
More than anything, I wanted to see a giraffe. Yes, I wanted to encounter the “Big 5” and other wildlife as well, but I love giraffes, and that was the top animal I longed to see. Before we booked this safari, my sister asked our Nat Hab Adventure Specialist about whether we were guaranteed to see one. The Adventure Specialist, without hesitation, told her, “Oh yes. She will see giraffes.” I booked the trip right then.
Celebrate World Rhino Day Alongside Nat Hab Conservation Hero Richard de Gouveia
On September 22, conservation scientists and animal advocates join forces in recognition of our planet’s five species of rhino. Learn how Richard saves species as a Sony Ambassador and Expedition Leader for Nat Hab & WWF.
Why Botswana Is a Model for Ecotourism Around the World
Nat Hab has redefined the definition of a sustainable safari by focusing on the “4 Cs”: commerce, conservation, community and culture. Let’s take a closer look at ecotourism in Botswana and how it relates to your experiences in the heart of wildest Africa!Make a difference in Botswana when you choose a high-quality, in-depth, conservation-minded safari experience. Connect with the local community and appreciate the majestic landscapes and unfettered wildlife, coming away with a more positive outlook on the future of sustainable tourism.
Chasing Dreams and Wild Dogs in Botswana: A Safari Travel Story
“I felt a connection to Botswana that I really can’t explain—there’s just something about it,” Jan says. “There’s a certain kind of happiness when you’re in a place that touches you so deeply that you cry. It’s powerful.” “Every day was new and every day was great,” Dennis adds. “It was our dream trip.”
Nature: The Currency of a Life Worth Living
I traveled to Southern Africa on a Natural Habitat Adventures trip in October 2019, just a few months before COVID-19. I saw a pride of lions dozing in the shade of an acacia tree. An adult rhino squaring off with his child in a playful, even tender, shoving match. A herd of wild buffalo at magic hour, trailing a sepia-toned dust cloud behind them. I also met people whose lives and livelihoods directly benefited from local conservation efforts. The time I spent in Southern Africa seems like a dream now. But even though the memories may fade, they remain the gift that keeps on giving. That is what it means to be enriched by an experience. It stays with you. It changes you. It makes you a part of it. Forever.
Botswana Travel Etiquette—What You Need To Know Before Your Safari
Botswana safaris are evocative of a bygone