22 Stunning Wildlife Photos from Botswana

Derek Ward April 13, 2015 2

If you’ve never considered a wildlife safari in Botswana, these photographs are sure to convince you! Botswana’s vast wilderness is home to a mosaic of healthy ecosystems that have sustained healthy wildlife populations since explorers first visited the African bush decades ago.

Botswana is truly Africa as it used to be, boasting an extraordinary amount and diversity of wildlife. Herds of wild elephants roam the plains while antelope, giraffe and buffalo gather at watering holes. While lions mosey in the shade beneath mopane trees, leopards dangle from the large branches above. Nearby, spotted hyenas and packs of wild dogs scurry through the wetlands of the Okavango Delta in search of prey. The variety of rare wildlife species in Botswana will amaze even the most experienced safari-goers!

Enjoy this photo round-up, 22 of our favorite Botswana wildlife images taken by Nat Hab Expedition Leaders and staff members.

Kudu, Okavanto Delta, Botswana, Tubu Tree Camp

A kudu in motion, photographed during a morning game drive in the Okavango Delta at Tubu Tree Camp, on a Nat Hab Secluded Botswana trip. (c) NHA Expedition Leader Thuto Moutloatse

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Lounging leopard, spotted during Nat Hab’s Secluded Botswana safari. (c) NHA Expedition Leader Thuto Moutloatse

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African wild dog, photographed during Botswana’s Green Season. (c)  NHA guide Brad Josephs

elephants, Botswana

Mighty African elephants. (c) Alek Komarnitsky

African fish eagle, Botswana

African fish eagle in flight at Little Vumburu Camp. (c) NHA Expedition Leader Brad Josephs

Lions, antelope, Botswana, Kalahari Desert

Image from an early morning game drive in Deception Vally during Nat Hab’s Kalahari, The Delta & Beyond trip. (c) NHA guide Thuto Moutloatse

Rhino, Botswana, Cobe River

Rhino spotted while on a boat trip along northern Botswana’s Chobe River during Nat Hab’s Secluded Botswana trip. (c) Thuto Moutloatse

Springbok, Botswana

Plenty of springbok sightings during Nat Hab’s Botswana Explorer Safari. (c) NHA Expedition Leader  Thuto Moutloatse

Hippo, King's Pool, Botswana

Hippo taking a dip at sunset near King’s Pool in Botswana’s Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. (c) NHA guide Brad Josephs

Baboon, Botswana

Baboon watching guests from a tree. (c) NHA guide Brad Josephs

Giraffes, Botswana

Giraffes in the open grasslands of Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. (c) Matt and Maggie Kareus

Kingfisher, Botswana

A colorful kingfisher. (c) Matt Kareus

Wildebeest, Botswana

Wildebeest photographed during Nat Hab’s Botswana Explorer safari. (c) NHA guide Thuto Moutloatse

Lions, Botswana, Okavango Delta

These lions were photographed during a morning game drive at Tubu Tree Camp in the Okavango Delta, while on Nat Hab’s Secluded Botswana Safari. (c) NHA Expedition Leader Thuto Moutloatse

Giraffes, Botswana

Giraffes at sunset, photographed during an evening game drive. (c) NHA guide Thuto Moutloatse

Blacksmith Lapwing stretching its wings. (c) NHA Expedition Leader Eric Rock

Elephant, Botswana, Green Season

Beautiful elephant sighting, photographed during Botswana’s Green Season. (c) NHA Expedition Leader Brad Josephs

Leopard, Botswana, grass

Leopard intently watching its prey, spotted during NHA’s Secluded Botswana Photo Safari. (c) NHA guide Eric Rock

African wild dogs in Botswana

African wild dogs spotted during Nat Hab’s Kalahari, The Delta & Beyond trip. (c) Court Whelan

Antelope, Botswana

Leaping antelope image from Nat Hab’s Secluded Botswana Photo Safari. (c) NHA Expedition Leader Eric Rock

Cape buffalo, Botswana

Cape buffalo enjoying the cool water. (c) Don Martinson

Lions, lion cub, Kalahri Desert, Botswana

Female lion with cub, photographed in the Kalahari Desert during Nat Hab’s Kalahari, the Delta & Beyond trip. (c) Richard Avilino

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Rhinos, wildlife photography, Botswana

Photographing rhinos on a Nat Hab Botswana safari. (c) Court Whelan

2 Comments »

  1. sinnadurai sripadmanaban April 16, 2015 at 8:58 am - Reply

    UN should protect this land as well others like Amazon from destruction by rich people and certain governments including poachers,hunters etc

  2. David Sherman April 14, 2015 at 5:08 am - Reply

    Great trip.

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