Botswana is considered one of Africa's premier wildlife countries and is the first choice for many African wildlife safari connoisseurs. With a broad range of habitats Botswana offers varied safari experiences.
Through many years of guiding safaris through Botswana, animal behavior has been observed in detail, and after having studied a number of guide books, one realizes how little we know about the variances in animal behavior.
There is a general standard to our knowledge of animal facts, but when it comes to wildlife behavior, guide books are too small to record all the variations from the different wilderness areas of Africa. Even in Botswana, with its numerous eco-systems, the behavior within the same species varies from area to area.
The question is how did this individual feeding behavior develop - especially considering that the prides are so close together? Botswana has numerous behavioral differences between species in the various regions and this Botswana wildlife guide will discuss some of these.
This is by no means a scientific journal - it is merely a record of thoughts and observations during many years of guiding in Botswana. Having spent a number of years travelling and guiding in other African countries, Leigh Kemp has added some observations from these countries to enhance the guide. The Botswana Wildlife Species Guide is also a record of the experiences of the Siyabona staff on their travels through Botswana.The aim of this Botswana Wildlife Guide is not to provide a scientific paper on the wildlife of Botswana but to provide information on the fascinating world of Botswana's ecology, and to allow the reader to experience a little of what we at Siyabona have experienced over the years.