Happy Birthday Botswana! An unspoiled land of romance and timeless beauty – wide-open spaces; cloudless skies; striking salt pans; diamond-rich desert; fertile flood plains; vast grasslands; and pristine wilderness. Here’s to 48 years of independence to beautiful Botswana!
Today is World Rhino Day! We celebrate their beauty, courage and power. However, poaching is killing more than 1,000 rhinos every year and up to 35,000 elephants. On October 4, 2014 in cities throughout the world, we will march as … Continue reading
The list of the natural world’s most extraordinary places, UNESCO’s World Heritage List, gained its 1,000th entry on June 22, 2014 with the addition of the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana. This is the world’s largest inland delta – vital, … Continue reading
For all you motorsport enthusiasts, it’s nearly time for the annual Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 (km) Desert Race. Part of the Dakar Challenge, this exciting 2-day event draws competitors and spectators from around the globe. Will you be there? Click … Continue reading
Will Botswana’s Okavango Delta, the world’s largest freshwater inland delta be designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site? We’ll know soon, as this month (June 2014) the committee meets to announce its status. So this jUne our blogs are all about the Okavango, the vast … Continue reading
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Surprise! Africa’s longest known animal migration is not located in the Serengeti. Rather it’s the migration of Burchell’s Zebra that stretches from Namibia to Botswana—a 300+ mile seasonal trek, according to WWF. The migration—which involves up to several thousand zebra traveling in … Continue reading
Did you know Botswana has the largest wild elephant population in the world? They roam freely throughout the land, especially in Northern Botswana. With such a large elephant population, even in remote, sparsely populated regions in Botswana it is inevitable … Continue reading
In November 2013 travel photojournalist Ellen Barone explored Botswana with the Botswana Tourism Organization and luxury safari experts, Extraordinary Journeys. In the photo essay that follows, Ellen shares 12 images from her adventures and the stories behind them. When I think … Continue reading
Cheeseheads on Safari. What kind of title is that? Well, if you are a fan of American football, you know the enthusiastic fans of the NFL team in Wisconsin, the Green Bay Packers, call themselves “cheeseheads” (Wisconsin is nicknamed the … Continue reading