Moremi and Savute are renowned for their abundance of predators. Following in the footsteps of the grazing herbivores, guests can see lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, and spotted and brown hyena. The great Nile crocodiles lurk in the waters and generally prey on fish.
Elephants walk the earth in Botswana in such great numbers and can be seen bathing in rivers and crossing the Okavango waterways or walking the dry Savute plains en masse. Other mammals to look out for are Cape buffalo, hippo, lechwe, tsessebe, sitatunga, blue wildebeest, giraffe, springbok, kudu, sable, warthog, and baboon.
The varying habitats all for a complete smorgasbord of birder’s delights. Water bird species are abundant in the Delta and at lagoons, waterways, and rivers throughout Botswana, while summer brings in the migrant species, which fleck colour through the trees. Birds of prey, and grassland birds are seen and heard throughout the day.
It was a miracle our Afrika Ecco guide saw the first lion lying low in the grass, never mind the other three!
This is possibly the rarest big cat one is lucky enough to see in the wild given its endangered status.
The Kalahari is a place where some of the most interesting relationships between different species is revealed.