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
Botswana Bird Page
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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, german: Basilikum, 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, german: Croton (Gattung)). 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 tortilis
Umbrella Thorn (Vachellia tortilis, german: Schirmakazie, french: Acacia faux-gommier). (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 salvator
Water Monitor (Varanus salvator, german: Bindenwaran, french: Varan malais). (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
Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus, german: Südliche Grünmeerkatze, french: Vervet bleu). (964k)
Papio ursinus
Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus, 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
Black-backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas, german: Schabrackenschakal, french: Chacal à chabraque). (885k)
Phacochoerus africanus
Group of Warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). (937k)
Phacochoerus africanus
Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). (859k)
Phacochoerus africanus
Grazing Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). Since their necks are short, they go down on their knees when grazing. (991k)
Raphicerus campestris
Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris, german: Steinböckchen, french: Steenbok). (824k)
Raphicerus campestris
Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris, german: Steinböckchen, french: Steenbok). (1081k)
Aepyceros melampus
Impala (Aepyceros melampus, german: Schwarzfersenantilope, french: Impala) harem, the male on the left. (1107k)
Aepyceros melampus
Male and female Impala (Aepyceros melampus, german: Schwarzfersenantilope, french: Impala). (893k)
Aepyceros melampus
Young male Impalas (Aepyceros melampus, german: Schwarzfersenantilope, french: Impala). (646k)
Aepyceros melampus
Male Impala (Aepyceros melampus, german: Schwarzfersenantilope, french: Impala). (870k)
Redunca arundinum
Female Southern Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum, german: Großriedbock, french: Grand cobe des roseaux). (818k)
Redunca arundinum
Male Southern Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum, german: Großriedbock, french: Grand cobe des roseaux). (729k)
Kobus leche
Red Lechwe (Kobus leche, german: Letschwe, french: Cobe de Lechwe). (934k)
Kobus leche
Female Red Lechwe (Kobus leche, german: Letschwe, french: Cobe de Lechwe). (961k)
Kobus leche
Young male Red Lechwe (Kobus leche, german: Letschwe, french: Cobe de Lechwe). (1024k)
Kobus leche
Male Red Lechwe (Kobus leche, german: Letschwe, french: Cobe de Lechwe). (1.8M)
Kobus leche
Male Red Lechwe (Kobus leche, german: Letschwe, french: Cobe de Lechwe). (995k)
Damaliscus lunatus lunatus
Tsessebe (Damaliscus lunatus lunatus, german: Leierantilope, french: Sassabi). (1131k)
Kobus ellipsiprymnus
Female Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant). (1084k)
Kobus ellipsiprymnus
Male Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant). You can clearly see the iconic "toilet seat" white ring around the tail. (844k)
Kobus ellipsiprymnus
Male Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant). (977k)
Kobus ellipsiprymnus
Close-up of a male Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus, german: Ellipsen-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant). (651k)
Tragelaphus strepsiceros
Female Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (1317k)
Tragelaphus strepsiceros
Male Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou) with giraffe in the background. (1007k)
Tragelaphus strepsiceros
Male Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (954k)
Tragelaphus strepsiceros
Close-up of male Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (670k)
Hippotragus niger
Sable Antelope (Hippotragus niger, german: Rappenantilope, french: Hippotrague noir). (677k)
Equus quagga burchellii
Burchell's Zebras (Equus quagga burchellii, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Burchell (sous-espèce)). (1262k)
Equus quagga burchellii
Burchell's Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Burchell (sous-espèce)). You can clearly see the light brown stripes between the main black stripes. This distinguishes the Burchell's Zebra from other Plains Zebras. (909k)
Baby Zebra
Baby Zebra. (800k)
Equus quagga burchellii
Close-up of Burchell's Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Burchell (sous-espèce)). (790k)
Connochaetes taurinus
A herd of Blue Wildebeests (Connochaetes taurinus, german: Streifengnu, french: Gnou bleu). (1197k)
Connochaetes taurinus
Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus, german: Streifengnu, french: Gnou bleu). (818k)
Giraffa angolensis
Angolan Giraffe (Giraffa angolensis, german: Giraffen, french: Girafe d'Angola). (702k)
Giraffa angolensis
Angolan Giraffe (Giraffa angolensis, german: Giraffen, french: Girafe d'Angola) standing in the shade. (785k)
Giraffa angolensis
Resting Angolan Giraffe (Giraffa angolensis, german: Giraffen, 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
African Buffalo (Syncerus 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 Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus, 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
Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (1.9M)
Crocodylus niloticus
Close-up of a Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (1222k)
Lycaon pictus
Pack of African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus, german: Afrikanischer Wildhund, french: Chien sauvage d'Afrique). (1257k)
Lycaon pictus
Resting African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus, german: Afrikanischer Wildhund, french: Chien sauvage d'Afrique). (1034k)
Two African Wild Dogs
Two African Wild Dogs watching. (1202k)
African Wild Dog
African Wild Dog. (880k)
African Wild Dog Cub
African Wild Dog cub. (1090k)
Close-up African Wild Dog
Close-up of African Wild Dog. (471k)
African Wild Dogs Walked
African 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
Leopard (Panthera pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard). (1198k)
Panthera pardus
Leopard (Panthera pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard). (1096k)
Panthera pardus
Leopard (Panthera pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard). (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
Elephants and a male Lion (Panthera leo, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (834k)
Lions African Savanna
Lions in the African savanna. (873k)
Panthera leo
Resting female Lions (Panthera leo, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (834k)
Panthera leo
Resting male Lions (Panthera leo, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (1229k)
Grooming Lions
Grooming lions. (1026k)
Panthera leo
Female Lion (Panthera leo, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (852k)
Panthera leo
Male Lion (Panthera leo, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (945k)
Panthera leo
Baby Lions (Panthera leo, 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
Yawning Lion (Panthera leo, 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
The Black-backed Jackal (Canis 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
African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus, german: Afrikanischer Wildhund, french: Chien sauvage d'Afrique). (7M)
Panthera pardus
Leopard (Panthera pardus, german: Leopard, french: Léopard). (9.7M)
Panthera leo
Female Lion and babies (Panthera leo, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (9.7M)
Lions Eating Buffalo
Lions eating a buffalo. (10.2M)
Panthera leo
Male Lion (Panthera leo, german: Löwe, french: Lion). (11.8M)

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