Wildlife in Africa is fantastic. During my stay in Botswana we went on two game drives each day, one in the early morning, and one in the late afternoon. In the Khwai region we extended the afternoon game drive into a night drive. Here are pictures of the animals that I saw.

Pictures of birds in Botswana and other nature pages are separate:

Birds in Botswana
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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Plants in Botswana

Ocimum gratissimum
Fruit stands of African Basil (Ocimum gratissimum, french: Faux basilic) at the left, and wild sage, green leaves on the right. (1408k)
Water Lily
Water lily. (626k)
Tangled Dead Tree
Tangled dead tree. (880k)
Lots Dead Trees Okavango
There are lots of dead trees in the Okavango Delta, they died in a flood a few years ago. Much of the green that you see is mistletoe in dead trees. (946k)
Croton sylvaticus
Fever Berry (Croton sylvaticus). According to my guide, it was used to incapacitate fish so they can be harvested. (1492k)
Colophospermum mopane
Mopane (Colophospermum mopane, german: Mopane, french: Mopane) Trees stunted by browsing elephants. (1088k)
Vachellia erioloba
Camel Thorn (Vachellia erioloba, german: Kameldorn). (918k)
Combretum imberbe
Leadwood (Combretum imberbe, german: Langfäden) Tree. (1187k)
Adansonia digitata
African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (855k)
Adansonia digitata
African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (1056k)

Wildlife in Botswana

Wood Spider Nest
Wood spider nest. (1233k)
Termite Mound
Termite mound. (1.5M)
Varanus niloticus
Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus, german: Nilwaran, french: Varan du Nil). (1.7M)
Paraxerus cepapi
Smith's Bush Squirrel (Paraxerus cepapi, german: Smith-Buschhörnchen). (812k)
Lepus saxatilis
Scrub Hare (Lepus saxatilis, german: Buschhase, french: Lièvre des buissons). It is endemic to Southern Africa. (711k)
Helogale parvula
Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula, german: Südliche Zwergmanguste, french: Mangouste naine du Sud). (1026k)
Galerella sanguinea
Slender Mongoose (Galerella sanguinea, german: Schlankmanguste, french: Mangouste rouge). (1107k)
Mungos mungo
Banded Mongoose (Mungos mungo, german: Zebramanguste, french: Mangouste rayée). (1261k)
Mungos mungo
Banded Mongoose (Mungos mungo, german: Zebramanguste, french: Mangouste rayée). (1366k)
Mungos mungo
Banded Mongoose (Mungos mungo, german: Zebramanguste, french: Mangouste rayée). (940k)
Chlorocebus pygerythrus pygerythrus
Southern Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus pygerythrus, german: Südliche Grünmeerkatze). (964k)
Papio ursinus griseipes
Grayfoot Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus griseipes, german: Bärenpavian, french: Chacma). (788k)
Vulpes chama
Cape Fox (Vulpes chama, german: Kapfuchs, french: Renard du Cap). (846k)
Felis lybica cafra
Southern African Wildcat (Felis lybica cafra, german: Wildkatze, french: Chat sauvage d'Afrique subsaharienne). (907k)
Canis mesomelas mesomelas
Southern Black-backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas mesomelas, german: Schabrackenschakal, french: Chacal à chabraque). (885k)
Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii
Group of Southern Warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). (937k)
Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii
Southern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). (859k)
Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii
Grazing Southern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). Since their necks are short, they go down on their knees when grazing. (991k)
Raphicerus campestris campestris
Southern Steenbuck (Raphicerus campestris campestris, german: Steinböckchen). (824k)
Raphicerus campestris campestris
Southern Steenbuck (Raphicerus campestris campestris, german: Steinböckchen). (1081k)
Aepyceros melampus melampus
Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus, german: Schwarzfersenantilope, french: Impala) harem, the male on the left. (1107k)
Aepyceros melampus melampus
Male and female Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus, german: Schwarzfersenantilope, french: Impala). (893k)
Aepyceros melampus melampus
Young male Common Impalas (Aepyceros melampus melampus, german: Schwarzfersenantilope, french: Impala). (646k)
Aepyceros melampus melampus
Male Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus, german: Schwarzfersenantilope, french: Impala). (870k)
Redunca arundinum arundinum
Female Common Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum arundinum, german: Großriedbock). (818k)
Redunca arundinum arundinum
Male Common Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum arundinum, german: Großriedbock). (729k)
Kobus leche leche
Red Lechwe (Kobus leche leche, german: Letschwe). (934k)
Kobus leche leche
Female Red Lechwe (Kobus leche leche, german: Letschwe). (961k)
Kobus leche leche
Young male Red Lechwe (Kobus leche leche, german: Letschwe). (1024k)
Kobus leche leche
Male Red Lechwe (Kobus leche leche, german: Letschwe). (1.8M)
Kobus leche leche
Male Red Lechwe (Kobus leche leche, german: Letschwe). (995k)
Damaliscus lunatus lunatus
Common Tsessebe ssp. lunatus (Damaliscus lunatus lunatus, french: Sassabi). (1131k)
Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus
Female Ringed Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant). (1084k)
Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus
Male Ringed Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant). You can clearly see the iconic "toilet seat" white ring around the tail. (844k)
Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus
Male Ringed Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant). (977k)
Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus
Close-up of a male Ringed Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant). (651k)
Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros
Female Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (1317k)
Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros
Male Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou) with giraffe in the background. (1007k)
Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros
Male Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (954k)
Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros
Close-up of male Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (670k)
Hippotragus niger niger
Southern Sable Antelope (Hippotragus niger niger, german: Rappenantilope, french: Hippotrague noir). (677k)
Equus quagga chapmani
Chapman's Zebras (Equus quagga chapmani, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Chapman). (1262k)
Equus quagga chapmani
Chapman's Zebra (Equus quagga chapmani, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Chapman). (909k)
Baby Zebra
Baby Zebra. (800k)
Equus quagga chapmani
Close-up of Chapman's Zebra (Equus quagga chapmani, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Chapman). (790k)
Connochaetes taurinus taurinus
A herd of Blue Wildebeest ssp. taurinuss (Connochaetes taurinus taurinus, german: Streifengnu, french: Gnou bleu). (1197k)
Connochaetes taurinus taurinus
Blue Wildebeest ssp. taurinus (Connochaetes taurinus taurinus, german: Streifengnu, french: Gnou bleu). (818k)
Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis
Angolan Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis, french: Girafe d'Angola). (702k)
Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis
Angolan Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis, french: Girafe d'Angola) standing in the shade. (785k)
Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis
Resting Angolan Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis, french: Girafe d'Angola). (1060k)
Angolan Giraffe Baby
Angolan Giraffe with baby. (842k)
Buffaloes Giraffe African Savanna
Buffaloes and Giraffe in the African savanna. (524k)
Syncerus caffer caffer
Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer, german: Kaffernbüffel, french: Buffle d'Afrique). (1111k)
Hippo Pool
Hippo pool. (1166k)
Hippos Water Quite Crowded
Hippos in the water. It is quite crowded there. (857k)
Hippopotamus amphibius
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie) with Red-billed Oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus, german: Rotschnabel-Madenhacker, french: Piquebœuf à bec rouge). (1301k)
Hippopotamus amphibius
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie) with baby hippo and African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus, german: Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana à poitrine dorée). (671k)
Hippopotamus amphibius
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie) and Southern African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus cowiei, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (947k)
Hippo Skull
Hippo skull. (932k)
Loxodonta africana
African Bush Elephants (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique) at sunset. (658k)
Loxodonta africana
African Bush Elephants (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique) at a watering hole. (904k)
Loxodonta africana
African Bush Elephants (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique) with baby. (875k)
Loxodonta africana
Drinking African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (1026k)
Loxodonta africana
Feeding African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (1007k)
Loxodonta africana
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique) throwing mud. (1332k)
Loxodonta africana
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique) throwing dust. (741k)
Loxodonta africana
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique) rolling in mud. (1150k)
Elephant Agitated Trumpeted Stomped
This elephant was agitated. He trumpeted, stomped, and waved his ears. Later he made a mock charge at us to intimidate us. (822k)
Baby Elephant
Baby elephant. (769k)
Elephant Seeking Shade
Elephant seeking shade. (686k)
Elephant Sunset
Elephant at sunset. (653k)
Elephant Skull
Elephant skull. (901k)
Elephant Trail
Elephant trail. (695k)
Crocodylus niloticus cowiei
Southern African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus cowiei, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (1.9M)
Crocodylus niloticus cowiei
Close-up of a Southern African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus cowiei, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (1222k)
Lycaon pictus pictus
Pack of Cape Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus pictus, german: Afrikanischer Wildhund). (1257k)
Lycaon pictus pictus
Resting Cape Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus pictus, german: Afrikanischer Wildhund). (1034k)
Two Cape Wild Dogs
Two Cape Wild Dogs watching. (1202k)
Cape Wild Dog
Cape Wild Dog. (880k)
Cape Wild Dog Cub
Cape Wild Dog cub. (1090k)
Close-up Cape Wild Dog
Close-up of Cape Wild Dog. (471k)
Cape Wild Dogs Walked
Cape Wild Dogs walked right by the vehicles. (803k)
Crocuta crocuta
Spotted Hyenas (Crocuta crocuta, german: Tüpfelhyäne, french: Hyène tachetée). (1179k)
Crocuta crocuta
Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta, german: Tüpfelhyäne, french: Hyène tachetée). (910k)
Crocuta crocuta
Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta, german: Tüpfelhyäne, french: Hyène tachetée). (982k)
Panthera pardus pardus
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard d'Afrique). (1198k)
Panthera pardus pardus
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard d'Afrique). (1096k)
Panthera pardus pardus
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard d'Afrique). (979k)
Leopard Very Well Camouflaged
The leopard is very well camouflaged. (1219k)
Close-up Leopard
Close-up of the leopard. (953k)
Leopard Walked Right Our
The leopard walked right by our vehicles. (1064k)
Panthera leo melanochaita
Elephants and a male Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (834k)
Southern Lions African Savanna
Southern Lions in the African savanna. (873k)
Panthera leo melanochaita
Resting female Southern Lions (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (834k)
Panthera leo melanochaita
Resting male Southern Lions (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (1229k)
Grooming Lions
Grooming lions. (1026k)
Panthera leo melanochaita
Female Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (852k)
Panthera leo melanochaita
Male Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (945k)
Panthera leo melanochaita
Baby Southern Lions (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (1100k)
Close-up Female Lion
Close-up of a female lion. (788k)
Close-up Male Lion
Close-up of a male lion. (832k)
Female Lion Staring Something
Female lion staring at something. (724k)
Panthera leo melanochaita
Yawning Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (984k)
Baby Lion Cuddling Mother
Baby lion cuddling with his mother. (694k)
Baby Lion Playing Mother
Baby lion playing with his mother. (970k)
Baby Lion Cuddling Male
Baby lion cuddling with a male lion. (826k)
Bird Too Close Lions
A bird got too close to one of the lions. The lion jumped on it, caught it and ate it. That was the only kill by a predator that I saw. (661k)
Crowded Buffalo Carcass But
It got crowded on the buffalo carcass, but there was so much to eat that there were no squabbles. (1031k)
Lion Crawled Inside Carcass
This lion crawled inside the carcass to feed. (868k)
Baby Lion Resting Food
Baby lion resting on their food. (690k)
Canis mesomelas mesomelas
The Southern Black-backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas mesomelas, german: Schabrackenschakal, french: Chacal à chabraque) circled around the lion kill, hoping to snag a bite. (1086k)
Lions Really Close
The lions got really close. (838k)

Videos of Botswana Wildlife

Lycaon pictus pictus
Cape Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus pictus, german: Afrikanischer Wildhund). (7M)
Panthera pardus pardus
African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard d'Afrique). (9.7M)
Panthera leo melanochaita
Female Southern Lion and babies (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (9.7M)
Southern Lions Eating Buffalo
Southern Lions eating a buffalo. (10.2M)
Panthera leo melanochaita
Male Southern Lion (Panthera leo melanochaita, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (11.8M)

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