Botswana adventure

Botswana is one of the world’s last great wilderness destinations,  and we were lucky enough to have a trip of a lifetime this month.

We started our journey at Chobe.

Chobe National Park is home to one of the largest concentrations of elephants in Africa.

The highlight was watching them playing in the water .

elephants moving in single file across a waterway

Crossing the water to go home to bed

a herd of elephants with babies and teenagers

A family of all sizes


Ellie playtime

Hippos at Chobe

warthog at Chobe

Mr warthog –  loving a muddy puddle

Then onto our first camp in the Okavango Delta via a very small plane!

 The Okavango Delta is  the largest inland delta in the world and is renowned for its stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife.

We saw everything!   Lions, leopards, cheetahs, and wild dogs,  elephants, buffalo, hippos,  crocodiles,  giraffes, zebras, antelopes, and countless bird species. 

antelopes in Botswana

Impala herd

Impala antelopes botswana

Impala close ups

pride of lions in Botswana . cubs males and females

Lions  –  some rather full and sleepy after dinner!


Hippopotamus Chobe and okavango delta botswana


Five cheetahs Botswana Okavango Delta

Amazing to see five cheetahs together

zebras at a watering hole Botswana


African wild dogs, also known as painted wolves or painted dogs.     These for me were the highlight -  they are fascinating.A particular excitement was watching them hunt .

African wild dogs, also known as painted wolves or painted dogs.     These for me were the highlight –  they are fascinating. A particular excitement was watching them hunt .

an early morning sighting in Botswana

Hyenas –  early one morning.

Here are a few images of the wonderful bird life 

Botswana's national bird - the Kori Bustard

Botswana’s national bird – the Kori Bustard


Woodlands Kingfisher in Botswana

Woodlands Kingfisher

African jacana the Jesus bird

African Jacana –  huge feet for ‘walking on water’

beautiful red Carmine Bee eater in Botswana

Carmine Bee Eater

Little Bee Eater Botswana Africa two birds on a branch

Little Bee Eater

One of three hornbills in Botswana

Red billed hornbill


Birdlife in Botswana

Lilac Breasted Roller

Pied Kingfisher waiting to fish . Botswana safaris

Pied Kingfisher – Botswana

waiting to catch a fish

Malachite kingfisher

Lilac Breasted Roller - Botswana

Lilac Breasted Roller

Hornbills and starlings in Botswana safari birdlife

Hornbills and blue eared starlings

Flying over the river on Chobe - Botswana

White faced ducks

eagle in flight

African fish eagle



A big shout out to Love Travel Adventures  who organised our trip .   Nothing was too much trouble and the attention to detail was fantastic.