From the sprawling Okavango Delta to the great Kalahari Desert, beautiful Botswana is the ideal location for nature photographers. The country hosts Africa’s largest elephant population, providing plenty of chances for you to get some shots of one of the Big Five. It’s also home to some stunning game reserves and many cultural displays that offer the chance to get some unique shots. Here are just a few of the many reasons why you should visit Botswana.

The Okavango Delta

The huge Okavango Delta is often regarded as one of the last true areas of unspoiled wilderness on the planet. Home to zebra, giraffes, crocodiles, rhinos, cheetahs, and many more, this sprawling mixture of grasslands and swamps is a sight to behold. Operators also provide guided tours and safaris, ensuring you increase your chances of snapping the best possible shots.

The Kalahari Game Reserve

One of three parks in the Kalahari Desert, the Kalahari Game Reserve is the second-largest nature reserve on the planet. With stunning blood-red sunsets and plenty of wildlife– including big game like gemsbok and springboks– the reserve shows that the Kalahari Desert can be a photographer’s dream. If you’re really lucky, you may even catch sight of the rare black-maned lion.


If you’d like to capture a slice of true Botswanan culture, the village of Gabana is a fantastic location. Surrounded by lush hills that provide plenty of opportunities for great snaps, the village is ideal for hikers. It is also home to a unique pottery factory that allows you to get up close and personal with stunning handcrafted items.

Chobe River

The “land of the giants”, Chobe River is where you need to go if you want to capture some shots of enormous herds of elephants. While they’re the biggest attraction, in more ways than one, the elephants are not the only thing to see here– the Chobe River is home to over 440 species of bird as well as several antelope and their predators.

Book a Trip to Botswana

Home to some of the most unique cultural and natural experiences you could ever hope to enjoy, Botswana is the perfect location for photographers. Schedule your trip today and start planning a vacation that will change your life.

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