January 13, 2016

Going on Safari in Botswana

Gannon and Wyatt in Botswana

Botswana has some of the most diverse wildlife in Africa. Almost 40% of the country is preserved just for the animals. They roam free on the uninhabited land and visitors come to experience them in their natural habitat without disturbing them while on safari in Botswana.

Elephants in Botswana

Hyenas in Botswana

  • There are about 200,000 elephants in Botswana, more than anywhere else in Africa.
  • Hyenas are known to be scavengers, but they are actually very good hunters, too.

African Lion

Botswana Buffalo

  • Lions prey on big animals like zebras, warthogs, and antelope. The larger males weigh over 500 pounds!
  • African buffalos travel in herds and prefer wet, grassy areas. Like their cow cousins, they eat lots and lots of greenery.

African Rhino

  • Rhinos have poor eyesight, but very good senses of smell and hearing. They are solitary, meaning they don’t travel in a group like other animals.
  • Zebras are social animals and don’t hide from predators, but will bark and snort to warn the rest of the group.

Africa Hippos


  • Hippos are semi-aquatic. They stay in bodies of water during the day to keep cool and come out onto the land at dusk to graze on grass.
  • African leopards have beautiful spotted coats that can vary in color. They are stealthy and fast, sneaking up on prey.

Sunset Safari

Have you seen any of these animals on a safari or at a zoo? Tell us about your favorite in the comments!