In June 2022, myself and my wife Francis Camstra were lucky enough to visit the intriguing country of Botswana. After putting our travel plans on hold for over two years. This was due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In April 2022 we decided to take the plunge and book our flights to Botswana.
After so long without travelling, we were on the lookout for one of Africa’s more relaxing holiday destinations. Hassle-free, corruption-free and stress free. After finding out from Google that Botswana is considered to be amongst the top three safest countries in Africa, we started planning our adventures.
I’d already been to other countries in Africa. Including Namibia, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa. And, to tell you the truth, Botswana was incredibly easy going compared to my previous experiences in Africa! As soon as we stepped off the plane, the country felt safe. We knew we’d have jam-packed weeks full of amazing experiences. Do you want to get out into the bush, go on a safari in Africa and see the wildlife? Go to Botswana! If you can read Dutch you might want te read my blog: reisfotografie in Afrika
On this page (below), you’ll find a selection of the images that I took in Botswana. Are you interested in seeing more images from Botswana? You’ll find an larger selection of images on other pages:
If you want to use any of the images you see here, please contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to give you a little more context to where these photos were taken. We had great experiences in Botswana, here’s a small overview of how we spent our time there:
Our trip began in the capital city of Gaborone. However, we choose not to spend too much time here, as we’d primarily come to Botswana for the spectacular wildlife and interesting places to hang out. Once we’d picked up our rental car, we were ready to hit the road.
Our first major destination was Maun, but we had to stop off at the village of Serowe, which was around halfway from the capital of Gaborone. Here, we stayed at the beautiful Lentswe Lodge. Perched on a hill, overlooking the idyllic landscape, we had two lovely and welcoming hosts; Adair and Nora, along with their two boys. In the evening we enjoyed delicious braai and in the morning we woke to breakfast served on our very own balcony, all whilst admiring the stunning view over Serowe.
Just a 30-minute drive from the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, it makes for the perfect stop over if you’re heading to the reserves in northern Botswana. Below (on this page), you’ll find pictures of the views we enjoyed from our room.
After our whirlwind stopover in Sorowe, we headed just down the road to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary to spend the night. This was a truly magical place, and I ended up taking so many pictures here that I’ve dedicated a whole page to the sanctuary which you can find here: Photos of the Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
Once we’d experienced the wonders of the Kham Rhino Sanctuary, we headed to Maun where we stayed at the Old Bridge Backpackers. As well as accommodation, these guys can help you book a tour, so we organised a Mokoro Safari trip via them. Most hotels and hostels in Maun offer this kind of helpful service. All of the photos that I took in Maun are on this page.
Our Mokoro Safari trip into the Okavango Delta was, by far, the highlight of our trip to Botswana. You’ll find more about this awesome trip and plenty of images on this page: Stock travel images of a mokoro safari trip in the Okavango Delta. Can you read Dutch? Than you can read a travel story on this page: https://www.reishonger.nl/reisverslagen/okavango-delta/
Another highlight of our trip was sleeping next to elephants at the Elephants Sands Lodge. This was truly a remarkable experience, and if you ever want to get up, close and personal with wild elephants from the safety of a luxury tent, then I’d recommend heading here. For my photos, check out this page: Elephant Sands photography.
After our fantastic experience with the elephants, we drove north to Kasane and, the next day, went on a day trip to witness the largest waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side. For a glimpse into what we saw, you’ll find my photographs on this page: Zimbabwe Victoria Falls travel stock photos.
We’d already manged to fit so much into our trip, but there was more to come as we’d decided to book ourselves onto a two-day two-night safari. During the trip, we experienced the Chobe National Park from a boat, along the Chobe River, and then from the view of a 4WD. I always find it fascinating to see wildlife from two different perspectives, so this variety was fantastic. That’s especially true for the photos I took which you’ll find here: Chobe National Park stock photos and River Safari.
Our last stop was Francistown. Of course, we had to go there as it was the namesake town of my wife, and this opportunity doesn’t come around too often! These images are shown at the bottom of this page.