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Aardvark - Botswana Wildlife Guide
Ardvark – meaning 'earth pig' in Afrikaans is generally considered to be nocturnal although it is sometime seen foraging in the daytime...
African Elephant - Botswana Wildlife Guide
Botswana has the greatest elephant population in Africa with numbers exceeding 50 000. The highest concentration of elephants can be found in the Chobe National Park...
Baboon - Botswana Wildlife Guide
This Botswana Wildlife guide informs about baboons, which are found in the wilderness areas except for the arid central regions of Botswana...
Banded Mongoose - Botswana Wildlife Guide
Banded Mongooses are sociable creatures and are found in troops of up to fifty individuals. The sizes of the territories or home ranges depend greatly on...
Birds of Botswana - Botswana Wildlife Guide
The best time to view birds in Botswana is during the wet season. Great areas fir birding in Botswana are the Okavango Delta or Makgadikgadi Pans...
Black Backed Jackal Botswana Wildlife Guide
The Black-backed Jackal, or silver-backed Jackal as it is known in places, is one of the hardiest creatures of Africa, surviving in a wide range of...
Buffalo - Botswana Wildlife Guide
Buffalos in Botswana are grazers and they are found on the floodplains of the Chobe River and the Okavango Delta. They belong to the Big Five...
Cape Fox - Botswana Wildlife Guide
The Cape Fox is the only true fox occurring in southern Africa. They feed on a wide range of food from rodents to birds, insects and even at times fruit...
Cheetah - Botswana Wildlife Guide
This Botswana Species guide focuses on cheetahs, the fastest animals on land. But they are the lowest on the predator scale. Their kills get stolen...
Common Eland - Botswana Wildlife Guide
The world's largest antelope was once widespread across Africa but is now only found in protected areas. Eland herds vary in size although they are known...
Crocodile - Botswana Wildlife Guide
The Crocodile is one of the oldest species on earth, predating the dinosaurs, and the question is often asked as to why the species survived the fate of...
Duiker - Botswana Wildlife Guide
Predominantly a herbivore one of the most interesting facts about the Duiker is that it is known to feed on insects, small reptiles, birds and even...
Fish Eagle - Botswana Wildlife Guide
The Fish Eagle is the epitome of African pride and grandeur for many people, with its piercing call carrying across the wilderness. The call is also the...
Giraffe - Botswana Wildlife Guide
The Giraffe in Botswana live in the Okavango Delta and in wilderness areas in the central part of the country, including the Central Kalahari...
Hartebeest - Botswana Wildlife Guide
Hartebeest are sub-classified into numerous sub-species with particular ranges across Africa. The social structure involves herds of females moving...
Hippo - Botswana Wildlife Guide
The deep grunting of Hippo is one of Africa's characteristic sounds and most people who have been on an Botswana safari will have heard this...
Honey Badger - Botswana Wildlife Guide
Honey badgers are renowned for their ferociousness, attacking lions and buffalo if feeling threatened. The legend goes that the badger will go for the...
Hyena - Botswana Wildlife Guide
Hyenas in Botswana live in Linyanti, the south-western Delta and Savuti. They have been found to be very successful hunters amongst predators...
Impala - Botswana Wildlife Guide
The impala is the most widespread antelope in northern Botswana and due to its abundance this elegantly beautiful antelope is generally overlooked by...
Kudu - Botswana Wildlife Guide
The Kudu is one of the stateliest animals in Africa and in particular the male with its long spiral horns – which also make it a favourite target of...
Lechwe - Botswana Wildlife Guide
Lechwe antelope are reliant on water and are found in the south western floodplains of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. With the new flood the males...
Leopard - Botswana Wildlife Guide
Leopards are the most common cat in Africa. But they are of the most elusive and a Leopard sighting is always a highlight of a Botswana safari...
Lion - Botswana Wildlife Guide
The Lions of Botswana are commonly seen hunting in prides in most parts of the country, like the Central Kalahari or the Okavango Delta...
Oryx - Botswana Wildlife Guide
The Oryx or Gemsbok has adapted to life in the dry arid central regions of the Kalahari and can live without drinking water, instead getting all its...
Ostrich - Botswana Wildlife Guide
The world's largest living bird occurs throughout Botswana, from the wetlands of the Okavango to the arid reaches of the Central Kalahari. Many people...
Pels Fishing Owl - Botswana Wildlife Guide
The Pel's Fishing Owl is probably heard more than it is seen whilst on safari in the Okavango Delta or Linyanti Swamp, although most guests will mistake...
Porcupine - Botswana Wildlife Guide
The southern African porcupine [Hystrix africaeustralis] is found from the southern- most point of the continent up into Kenya. The north African or...
Roan Antelope - Botswana Wildlife Guide
The Roan is the largest African antelope after the Eland and could be confused with the regal Sable Antelope but it is more reddish in colour and the...
Sitatunga - Botswana Wildlife Guide
A water adapted species the Sitatunga is the most elusive antelope to spot on a Botswana safari in the permanent waters of the Okavango Delta...
Springbok - Botswana Wildlife Guide
Springbok are confined to game farms and reserves with the only numbers of substance being found in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Kgalagadi...
Steenbok - Botswana Wildlife Guide
The Steenbok is generally an arid-habitat species, but in Botswana they are found in the Okavango Delta. Known to survive without having to drink water...
Suricate - Botswana Wildlife Guide
Suricates are a highly sociable species living in troops of up to fifty individuals. They live in burrows which they excavate themselves. Suricates feed...
Tsessebe - Botswana Wildlife Guide
One of the most characteristic images of the plains of Africa is that of the Tsessebe and Topi standing on a termite mound vantage point. Once thought to...
Vervet Monkey - Botswana Wildlife Guide
The Vervet Monkey is one of the most endearing animals for guests to see on safari, but they are usually pests around lodges where they raid kitchens and...
Vultures - Botswana Wildlife Guide
There are eight species of vulture in Africa of which five are found in Botswana namely hooded, white-backed, lappet-faced, white headed and cape Griffon...
Warthog - Botswana Wildlife Guide
The Warthog is a fearless character, often standing up to predators like lion or hyena. Warthogs are widespread except in the arid regions of Botswana...
Waterbuck - Botswana Wildlife Guide
The Waterbuck was described by Earnest Hemingway as 'no more ruggedly handsome animal in all of Africa', and with its long forward-sweeping horns and...
Wild Dog - Botswana Wildlife Guide
Botswana is considered to have the largest population of wild dogs with more than 700 of the presumed 3000 left. They are found in Linyanti, Moremi...
Wildebeest - Botswana Wildlife Guide
During the Wildebeest migration in Botswana almost 500 000 wildebeest migrated between the wetlands of the north and the dry Central Kalahari...
Zebra - Botswana Wildlife Guide
From the three species of Zebra in Africa, in Botswana only the Burchell's Zebra occurs. It is is the national animal of Botswana living in...
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