Botswana lions

Spanning over 2,300 square kilometres in Botswana's far north, the Kwando Reserve presents a vast, pristine, and lesser-visited wilderness.

The region is dominated by the Kwando River which nurtures a diverse landscape of wetlands, grasslands, mopane forests, and riverine woodlands. The river is flanked by lush vegetation, in which lurks the full cornucopia of aquatic species, including hippos and crocodiles.

This is an exceptional safari destination. The reserve is home to herds of elephant, buffalo, and zebra grazing in the open plains, while predators such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs roam the grasslands in search of prey.

The reserve is also a birdwatcher's paradise, with over 400 species of birds recorded in the area. Spot African fish eagles, kingfishers, and bee-eaters, as well as raptors such as martial eagles and bateleurs.

Safari in Botswana

An expert guide to Botswana's best safari reserves, camps and experiences

My favourite time to visit Botswana is during the dry season, June to September. During this time, most 4WD tracks are open, water levels in the Delta are ideal for mokoro trips and wildlife watching. This period also corresponds with the high tourism season (which usually starts in June or July), so it’s also the busiest (and most expensive) time of more

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