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The Beauty of Botswana by Golden Africa Safaris
With over 40% of Botswana’s land under protection of one kind or another, this country in Southern Africa is a torch-bearer for how natural resource management can bring significant contributions.
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“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Dear Mindful Travellers,
Is an African safari on your bucket list? Do you dream of a place where lions, leopards and some of Africa’s largest herds of elephants roam free, where you are immersed in Africa’s raw wilderness and the rich culture of ancient tribes?
Botswana is calling you.
Join us this week as we explore the beauty of Botswana through the Postcard stories of Golden Africa Safaris. We’ll travel deep into the heart of this diverse country and learn why it’s one of the best places for game viewing in Africa.
You’ll also be inspired by the stories of Rob Barber, the founder of Golden Africa Safaris, in this week’s featured podcast. Join him as he shares his passion for Botswana, its majestic wildlife, rich cultures and hauntingly beautiful vistas.
Enjoy the journey!
Editor, Postcard Travel Club
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Golden Africa Safaris
Welcome to Botswana!
In this wildlife-rich country in Southern Africa, more than 40 percent of the land is protected. It’s a land that captivates with its astonishing diversity, where ancient traditions of hunter-gatherer tribes and the grandeur of Africa's largest elephant herds coexist against breathtaking backdrops.
Imagine embarking on curated journeys that delve beneath the surface, revealing the hidden narratives of wildlife, history and culture. Venture deep into the wilderness staying in a luxury roving camp. Feel the pulse of exploration as you discover untold stories and plant the seeds for your return visit.
Discover the magic and beauty of Botswana with Golden Africa Safaris.
Your Safari Begins . . .
Get Up Close and Personal with Lions on a Game Drive
Hop aboard an open-sided 4WD vehicle and come face to face with Africa’s largest predator. Few things in life are more exhilarating.
Each lion pride tells a unique tale. In the Okavango, watch in awe as lions move with fluid grace through water channels, a testament to their remarkable adaptability. Venture into the Kalahari, where the iconic black-maned lions command the golden plains with an aura of regal authority.
Botswana's lions are not mere animals; they are the living embodiment of the wild's untamed spirit. Their presence ignites a fire within you, connecting you to the heartbeat of Africa.
Witness Africa’s Largest Herds of Elephants
Botswana has the world's largest elephant population. In the heart of the wilderness, an encounter with the soulful gaze of African elephants awaits. As they roam freely through landscapes ranging from the Okavango Delta to the Linyanti Swamps, you'll witness their majestic presence, forging a connection that transcends words.
Track Leopards, Africa's Most Elusive Predators
You might not see leopards often, but they will be watching you.
These secretive animals thrive in diverse habitats, from the Kalahari to the Okavango Delta. But they are among the most elusive of Africa’s big cats. Golden Africa Safaris’ guides are experts in tracking them.
When you do see a leopard, it’s a rare and breathtaking sight. Its unique spotted pattern camouflaged in the dappled light and its piercing gaze will forever be etched in your memory.
Glide Down the Okavango Delta on a Mokoro
Exploring the Okavango Delta in a traditional mokoro offers a unique game-viewing experience. It’s also the ultimate relaxation therapy.
Carved from indigenous trees, like the sausage tree and African mangosteen, mokoros take you deep into the maze of waterways.
You will drift gently through the crystal-clear waters, embraced by the quiet rustle of reeds, the slosh of the paddle slapping the surface and the gentle tales of your poler.
Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife along the banks and in the water as you take a sensorial journey into Botswana's heart.
Discover the Ancient Skills of the World's Oldest Bloodline
Embark on a captivating journey with the Ju!hoasi nomads, learning their unparalleled survival skills in Botswana's challenging landscapes. Through their nomadic lifestyle, you'll witness their deep wisdom in using limited resources sustainably. You’ll learn how they craft tools and forage for food, unveiling a remarkable way of life shaped by a profound connection with nature.
Rob Barber, Golden Africa Safaris
Unlock the essence of adventure by listening to the captivating stories of Rob Barber, founder of Golden Africa Safaris. His customized African safaris take you on journeys that will forever stir your soul.
In this week’s featured podcast, you’ll hear about his heartfelt African experiences, from his bond with ancient hunter-gatherer tribes to his kindred connection with Botswana’s mesmerizing wildlife, notably the elusive leopards of the Okavango Delta.
Can Lions Co-Exist with People in the Parched Kgalagadi?
Travel to Botswana's wild heart, a realm where vast landscapes cradle a treasure trove of wildlife, including lions. While lion populations seem robust, the Lion Recovery Fund's recent experience in Botswana uncovers a deeper story — one of humanity's growing footprint and the delicate dance between humans and lions. Dr. Peter Lindsey, Director of the Lion Recovery Fund imagines a future where both people and Africa's renowned Kalahari lions thrive side by side.
Where in the World Are We?
This week we journeyed through Botswana’s Okavango Delta. This ever-changing expanse ebbs and flows from 6,000 to 15,000 square kilometers, swelling almost threefold from March to August.
A testament to its remarkable ecological significance, the Okavango Delta attained the esteemed recognition of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014, and stands as one of the globe's premier destinations for observing wildlife, including, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, hippos, antelope, leopards, hyenas, zebras, and crocodiles and more than 530 species of birds.
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