Heralded the jewel of Southern Africa, Botswana is a treasure-trove of wonderful and diverse wildlife. With rich and varied ecosystems and vast landscapes waiting to be explored, there are myriad reasons to visit!

It’s the crème de la crème of wildlife destinations, and boasts a seriously impressive number of species to encounter. With countless wildlife photography workshops in Botswana readily available, you’ll find yourself totally spoilt for choice!

An exhaustive list to say the least! Botswana is home to a huge variety of species which dwell amongst its expansive lands and habitats. Colossal herds of elephants (sometimes reaching 100,000 strong!) stride the Okavango Delta, whilst crashes of hippos cool themselves in the shallows of the River Chobe. Lions, leopards, buffalo, wild dogs and beautiful birdlife are often sighted amongst the never-ending planes and magical water worlds. 

Rare species, such as the black-maned Kalahari lion, puku, sitatunga, red lechwe antelope and African skimmer are particularly worth looking out for! With an exciting variety of wildlife photography workshops to choose from, you’ll struggle to put your camera down in Botswana!

The Okavango Delta is an intricate water system of stunning palm-fringed canals, deep blue lagoons and scattered islands, which sustains a richness of flora and fauna; approximately 200,000 large mammals inhabit the area during the dry season, which runs from May to September. 

Here you can find the African Bush Elephant, African Buffalo, Cheetah, Hippopotamus, Nile crocodile, Lion, Leopard, Giraffe, Spotted Hyena, Greater Kudu, Sable Antelope, Black Rhinoceros, White Rhinoceros, Warthog and Chacma Baboon - and of course, so much more! Experienced local guides offer a fantastic range of wildlife photography workshops to choose from, so take time finding one that ticks all of your boxes! 

During the wet months, which runs from December to March, is the ideal time to visit the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Seasonal migratory species travel through the park, and during the wetter months animals congregate around the basins of the Deception Valley area. Large herds of gemsbok and springbok graze on the grasslands, amongst other creatures stalked upon by the famed black maned lions, which make for stunning photography! This isn’t the only big cat to roam the park; cheetahs can also be spotted, and if you’re particularly fortunate, leopards too!

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