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Archived entries for  Botswana

The permanent swamp and deep channels of the Okavango Delta offer perennial water activities. The highlight of any visit is usually a trip on a Mokoro in the Delta. Chobe National Park is best known for its massive elephant herds and vast array of wildlife that can be viewed by land or by water! Visit the botswana section on our website.

Where The Elephants Roam – A Chobe Safari

Adventures on the Chobe River

The Chobe River. My first encounter with her included the longest curtain of elephants I’d ever seen, elephants big and small crossing her width like proficient snorkellers seemingly unfettered by the crocodiles and hippos sticking their eyes out here and there. I thought my experience was unique. But such is the scene on the vast […]

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My Trip | From the Zambezi to “Ka-ka-na-ka”

Inside Africa

Meet Andy and Fran Browne, two retired American gringos (their words) living in the wild coastal reaches of Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Married for 38 years, the couple had often dreamed of coming to Africa, to explore a wilderness of a different kind. And so, late last year, they did just that. Planning and booking their trip through our senior consultant, Helen, […]

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My Trip| Lori explores Zimbabwe and Botswana

My-Trip: The Adventures of Lori

If the English-speaking population were to choose a single quote to attest to the virtues of travel and it came down to a popularity contest, it would be a landslide. I wouldn’t have to look at the results to tell you the winner. Mark Twain was, unarguably, a clever man. A wise soul who is […]

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Go On A Horseback Safari in Africa

Horse Safari

Giddyup! It was Winston Churchill who said that the back of a horse is the greatest seat you will ever have. This is useful to remember when you’re looking for a front row seat at one of the greatest shows on earth – your African safari. Riding:  The art of keeping a horse between you […]

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Let’s Go Birding in Africa – Birding Big Day 2012

Birding Big Day 2012

This Saturday is Birding Big Day 2012 in South Africa. We’re short on twitchers (committed bird watchers) in the Rhino Africa office, but we do have a few members who have more than a passing interest in spotted that elusive LBJ (Little Brown Job). So we thought we would strive to highlight Africa’s fascinating array […]

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Rhino Africa’s Top 10 Safari Lodges in Botswana 2012

Top 10 Safari Lodges - Botswana

After bringing you Rhino Africa’s Top 10 Safari Lodges in South Africa 2012, we’re spreading our wings and looking north towards the ruggedly beautiful landscape that is Botswana. From the majestic labyrinth of channels and lagoons that make up the Okavango Delta, to the spectacular array of wildlife in Chobe and its surrounding areas, Botswana […]

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The Botswana Files – Wild Dogs of Chobe

Wild Dogs of Chobe

Tales from the Great Botswana Expedition Dust rises up from under the tyres of our 4×4. I get a face full of it as I look down at the sand. We’re following wild dog tracks on our third day on safari in Botswana. Our andBeyond ranger Mompati calls them hunting dogs. Wild dogs, hunting dogs, […]

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Getting Wild on the Selinda Canoe Trail

Wild Water Adventures

From Cape Town To Victoria Falls It was with great excitement that 6 of us departed from a cold, rainy Cape Town and headed for Zambia. Flying over Victoria Falls was one of the most spectacular sights of my life.  Until that point.  Little did I know what the next few days had in store. […]

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Jubilee Safari Special – Cape Town, Delta, Vic Falls!

Jubilee Safari Special

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations are about to commence! Down here in the commonwealth outpost of South Africa, we didn’t want to feel left out from the Jubilee celebrations. So in order to pay our own homage to the anniversary, we’ve compiled a special Jubilee Safari Package. A holiday that evokes memories of the glorious days of the British Empire and captures the quintessential colonial splendor of Africa!

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Break Away to Botswana – Part 2

Enjoy great African sunsets

After great stays at Wilderness Safaris’ Botswana lodges (Read Part 1 Here), we moved on to explore a few andBeyond properties in Bots, which were just as great and offered some excellent game viewing. From Mombo Camp we flew for 10 minutes to Xanana Airstrip from where we drove to a boat crossing at Xaranna. From here we drove for 45 minutes to the first of our andBeyond stays – Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge.

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Break Away To Botswana – Part 1

Welcome to Botswana

A few of our travel consultants recently ventured off to Botswana to explore the country’s incredible Linyanti Wildlife Reserve and Okavango Delta. They stayed at and visited several properties – from both Wilderness Safaris and andBeyond Private Game Reserves. This is Part 1 of their story. And we’re sure that their pictures will speak a thousand words… Look out for Part 2 coming next!

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Challenge4aCause 2011 – Cycle Mashatu


Due to the success of Challenge4aCause in recent years, a second event was added to the 2011 calender – Cycle Mashatu 2011. As with C4AC Damaraland 2011, the cycle will raise money for Wildlife ACT, Good Work Foundation and Save the Rhino Trust. Today 18 intrepid cyclists set off for Mashatu.

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