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Southern Africa Safari Stories & Articles

Experience what it’s like to trek the desert dunes of Namibia and come face to face with a leopard lounging in a tree in Botswana. Discover the thrilling encounters of Nat Hab travelers and staff in these fascinating accounts of safaris in Southern Africa. The links below open each article in a new tab.
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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... 
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...
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...
When Conservation Helps Communities, Wildlife Prospers: Lessons from Namibia

When Conservation Helps Communities, Wildlife Prospers: Lessons from Namibia

—By Ted Martens 
The phrase, "We Will Live With Wildlife," now spoken extensively across Namibia's vast and beautiful rural...
Traveler Story: Kalahari Ferrari Safari

Traveler Story: Kalahari Ferrari Safari

—By Rick Whitson 
It was day seven of our 10-day Secluded Botswana Safari, and we were staying at a remote tent camp in the Okavango Delta that we had accessed via a bush...
Zambia: A Hidden Gem

Zambia: A Hidden Gem

—By Rick Guthke
The Busanga Plains within the remote Kafue National Park in Zambia is extremely remote and secluded. Getting there takes a 1.5-hour light aircraft flight...
Traveler Story: Fascinating Wildlife in Zimbabwe

Traveler Story: Fascinating Wildlife in Zimbabwe

—By Carolyn Knoll
"On an early morning in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, our guide took us to the spot where he had heard an update about the lion pride we had...
Five Can't-Miss Things to Do in Namibia

Five Can't-Miss Things to Do in Namibia

—By Matt Kareus
Namibia's popularity as a safari destination has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, thanks to its incomparable landscapes, fascinating people...
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...
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