Experience Botswana
Through the Eyes of Our Travel Writers

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Reading about the travel experiences of others is always the best way to familiarize yourself with any new country you are about to visit. Siyabona's contributing writers have travelled on in Botswana, and one has even worked as a lodge manager in Okavango and Moremi.

A Birders Guide to Botswana

Birders can be categorized in as many sections as you can think of. For simplicity I have condensed them into three categories based on ....more

A Romanticised History of the Botswana Safari

From somewhat wild and bloody beginnings the safari industry in Botswana today is taking the lead in the popularity stakes, with a variety o...more

A Time of Heat - Botswana Seasons Guide

October is the hottest time of the year in Botswana, and many visitors stay away because of this, but it arguably the best time, with the mo...more

Award Winning Documentaries on Botswana

The wilderness areas of Botswana are well documented in award-winning documentaries by some of the best know film makers in the business, wi...more

Botswana From The Air

Game viewing is the reason most people visit Africa, but in a country such as Botswana the landscapes can be just as intriguing, especially ...more

Botswana Ideals

Botswana is a country of contrasts and many highlights, and there are many facets to the country, from desert to delta and from lush floodpl...more

Botswana Notes

Botswana is a country of stark, yet enticing, contrasts that add to the attractions of the pristine wilderness and incredible wildlife...more

Botswana Self Drive Adventure

Organising one's own safari to Botswana in a four-wheel-drive vehicle reawakens a sense of adventure one may have lost in the grind of daily...more

Botswana Travel Guide

Botswana is unique when it comes to African safaris, with fascinating landscapes unlike anywhere else on the continent and beautiful ecosyst...more

Caviar and French Champagne at Camp Okavango

Camp Okavango is a luxury lodge situated on an island in the permanent waters of Botswana's Okavango Delta. It's pure luxury catering for vi...more

Desert & Delta on a Dime

Intended to protect the environment, Botswana's high-value, low-volume tourism policy has made it an expensive destination for self-drive So...more

Okavango Eco-systems

Botswana's Okavango Delta is a haven for wildlife but it is more than a big game safari experience, with pristine habitats and fascinating l...more

Origins of the Names of Places in Botswana

Setswana names are difficult enough for outsiders to pronounce but when the origin is from the San dialects then the task become impossible...more

Recommended Books on Botswana

Although relatively quiet on the day to day news front Botswana nonetheless has a wealth of literature of many genres coming from the countr...more

Romantic Escapes into the Eden of Botswana

Botswana is the top African destination for an intimate and romantic safari, providing privacy amongst some of the most beautiful scenery on...more

Savutis Changing Eco-system - Botswana Seasons Guide

Savuti is a dynamic eco-system, known to change dramatically from time to time. The Savuti of today is a lush wetland that attracts large nu...more

The Natural Heritage of Botswana

Botswana is a country of superlatives, with is deserts, Deltas, spectacular wildlife and game parks that are pristine and well-managed. Bots...more

Waterways of the Okavango Delta

Water cannot flow backward, or uphill! noted the famous African missionary-explorer David Livingstone when he reached the enigmatic Okavango...more

Why Safari in Botswana

There are as many reasons to travel to Botswana as there are reasons to travel on safari in Africa such is the diversity of landscapes and w...more
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