Here, we have put together some helpful guides on Botswana and what experiences you could enjoy when visiting. These have been written by our knowledgeable Southern Africa experts.
Unforgettable Camp Dining Experiences in Africa
Here we share some of the best dining experiences safari Africa has to offer, from private candle-lit dinners to surprise bush breakfasts in unforgettable destinations.
14 February 2023
Africa’s Most Instagramable Tubs: The YZ Top 27 Open-Air Baths
You might think it ludicrous to travel all the way to Africa for a bath but just take a look at these amazing outdoor tubs!
By Shona | 13 February 2023
What's hot for 2023
Here’s our guide to Safari Africa’s most exciting developments in 2023.
By Julian | 13 January 2023
We categorise our types of safari into three budgets: best-value safaris, classic safaris, and luxury safaris.
09 August 2022
The wildlife of Botswana
If you’re asking yourself, ‘What wildlife will I see in Botswana?’, then this is the guide for you. Here, we outline the mammals and birds that you can expect to see during a safari to this amazing destination.
27 June 2022
The best activities to try in the Okavango Delta
Here’s YZ Wies’s guide to activities, besides a traditional game drive, that you could try in the Okavango Delta, looking at both water- and land-based adventures:
By Wies | 27 June 2022
Should you travel to Botswana’s Okavango Delta or Tanzania’s Serengeti for your safari?
Are you confused as to whether you should travel to the Okavango Delta or the Serengeti? Here, YZ expert Wies outlines the differences between the reserves, to help you decide which is better for your safari to Africa.
By Wies | 01 June 2022
Visa requirements for UK and USA passport holders
We've outlined the visa requirements for UK & USA passport holders travelling to Africa. Other nationalities should check the current entry requirements.
24 February 2022
Travel Insurance - Don't travel without it!
Travel insurance is often viewed by clients as an extra cost that can be avoided. At Yellow Zebra however we insist that all travellers are fully insured for their trip. This blog covers the major reasons why travel insurance is essential.
24 February 2022
Luggage weight limits when travelling to Africa
Here, we answer your questions on luggage limits and bag sizes when travelling to Africa. Airlines can be very strict on baggage limits, so it’s important to double-check your limit before you travel.
24 February 2022
Top most romantic sleep-outs and star beds
Here's our top best star beds and sleep-outs in Africa. With large beds and mosquito nets, you can experience a night under the stars without sacrificing any of your favourite luxuries.
By Kirsten | 14 February 2022
Namibia and Botswana: A Trip for the Safari Connoisseur
Choosing the right safari destination can be a real challenge with so many amazing experiences on offer. For this reason many people opt to combine countries, cherry-picking the most unique experiences from each, to create a truly bespoke trip.
09 February 2022
Animal Migration in Africa
One of the most awe-inspiring sights in nature is large numbers of animals moving together with a collective purpose.
03 November 2021
Best five places to see the African wild dog on safari
The majority of people on their first or second safari will most likely centre their attention on ticking off the Big Five; however, we feel that sometimes nothing beats watching the Africa wild dog in action. Here's our top 5 places to see them:
By James | 22 April 2021
What to Consider When Planning Your Trip
Planning a safari can be very hard and it is difficult to get your head around everything you need to do. These 10 points should help you get the exact trip that you want, at a price that you like and with the best itinerary!
By James | 08 March 2021
The YZ 'Top 5' safaris in Africa
Choosing where to go on safari can be somewhat daunting! With so many first-class countries to consider, and so many different environments, species, sights, and activities to choose from, planning a trip can leave you feeling completely confused!
By James | 17 November 2020
Going alone to Africa: my solo holiday to Botswana and Zimbabwe
YZ’s Angela has just returned from a solo safari to Zimbabwe and Botswana. She explains why Africa is such a great destination for a solo holiday.
By Angela | 07 July 2020
East Africa or Southern Africa – where to safari?
Can’t decide whether you should go to East Africa or Southern Africa for your safari? Here we take a look at both areas, so you can work out which is the right destination for you:
14 April 2020
Africa’s Big Five and where to see them on your Safari Holiday
A Big Five safari holiday to Africa will include sightings of lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant, and rhino! Here’s our guide to where you can see Africa’s Big Five on a safari:
31 March 2020
Best places to see rhinos in Africa
Below, we’ve selected our top places in Africa to see rhinos, from walking safaris in remote Zimbabwe to conservation excursions with the ‘Save the Rhino’ trackers in Namibia.
25 March 2020
The best places to see buffalo in Africa
Seeing buffalo on an African safari is probably the easiest of the Big Five members to spot. However, just because they are prevalent and move in large, obvious herds, doesn’t make them any less fascinating. Here’s our favourite places to spot them:
25 March 2020
Top places to see elephants in Africa
Here, you’ll find the YZ top 12 places to see elephants as well as our recommended safari camp or lodge. We reckon there’s something to suit all types of travellers here!
24 March 2020
The 5 best places to see leopard in Africa
The most elusive of the Big Five members, leopards can be tricky to spot. Here’s our guide to the best places to observe leopards, to increase your chances of encountering all the Big Five during your Africa safari.
23 March 2020
The best places to see lions in Africa
A member of the Big Five, for good reason is the lion considered King of Beasts! Here’s the YZ guide to the best places to see lions in the wild in Africa.
20 March 2020
Questions to ask before you go on a safari
So you've booked your safari, you're very excited, you’re looking forward to the adventure of a lifetime… however, you have some questions! We've compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions plus answers!
By Julian | 12 March 2020
How much does an African Safari Cost?
The most common question we get asked at Yellow Zebra is, ‘How much does a safari cost?’ Here we explain what factors go into determining the cost of your ideal safari, and how we can help make your budget go further:
27 February 2020
South Africa vs Botswana: how to choose the right safari destination
YZ expert Antonina explains what you should take into consideration when it comes to planning a safari to Southern Africa’s leading safari destinations, South Africa and Botswana. Here’s her guide to picking the safari best suited to you:
By Antonina | 11 February 2020
YZ’s Favourite Photographic Hides in Africa
A photographic hide gives you the unique opportunity to view wildlife, unbeknown to the animals, at an angle you don’t get from bumping around in a vehicle or trying to approach on foot.
By Emma | 30 January 2020
Your Digital Detox: Africa Lodges Without WiFi
For those who need to go full ‘cold turkey’ on the internet, our experts have provided their top picks where you can unplug and enjoy the Digital Detox.
24 January 2020
Best Africa Safari Lodges for Solo Travellers
Our experts have divulged their favourite properties in Safari Africa that waive the single supplement. There has really never been a better time for a self-discovery adventure to Africa!
By Shona | 13 January 2020
Top 10 Safari Tips
We've rounded up our top 10 safari tips on how to get the most out of a safari in Africa:
By Wies | 13 January 2020
Best Camera Equipment for an African Safari
Below, along with YZ co-founder Julian Carter-Manning, professional photographers Will Burrard-Lucas and Marc Muench talk through their recommendations and offer a few tricks on how to snap that perfect safari photograph:
08 January 2020
Where to go for a first-time safari
Choosing where to go on your first safari can be somewhat daunting!
By Julian | 06 January 2020
Over $8,000 Per Night – Find Out Why This Lodge Is Worth The Expense
The sky-high rates of Botswana’s top lodges have been a contentious issue in the travel industry for years. As a number of properties cruise into the multi-thousands per night, YZ co-founder Julian explains why it’s worth paying those prices:
By Julian | 02 September 2019
The Battle of Botswana
YZ expert Emma has just returned from an epic adventure to Botswana’s Okavango Delta, where she witnessed her very own ‘Battle of the Beasts’.
By Emma | 02 February 2019
The Top 5 Unique Trees in Botswana
Northern Botswana is home to some of the most striking and magnificent trees found in Africa! Our Botswana safari expert James H reveals the top 5 unique trees and where to find them.
26 November 2018
An Interview with Female Guides in Southern Africa
The best part of being on safari is without doubt the incredible wildlife! However, to find that exceptional encounter, you need a skilful guide who knows the area and everything within it, to help create that once-in-a-lifetime experience.
24 October 2018
Visiting the Linyanti During Green Season
The green season marks the start of the rains in the Linyanti, but don't let that put you off, as the region is transformed from a dry and thirsty region to a lush emerald bounty bursting with colour.
By Lauren | 14 September 2018
Safari Purist at Heart: Africa's Most Authentic Camps
YZ co-founder Julian has picked Safari Africa’s most authentic camps, from his absolute favourite lodges in Zambia to some exquisitely intimate camps in Tanzania.
By Julian | 04 September 2018
Top 10 Exclusive-Use Properties for Groups & Families
We list our top 10 favourite properties in Safari Africa, ranging from a show-stopping and epically luxurious five-star house to an activity-focused getaway pad.
By Shona | 25 May 2018
Some Like It Hot: How Animals Deal With the October Heat
With possibly one more month to go until the welcoming relief of the African rains, the question is, how do animals deal with the dry heat? Below, we highlight some of the sophisticated ways in which they cope:
By Shona | 12 October 2017
Helicopters in Southern Africa
Of all the modes of transport, I do think travelling by helicopter is one of the most spectacular! From hovering over the Okavango Delta in Botswana to scenic transfers over the ocean in Mozambique, here's my top helicopter experiences:
By Kirsten | 31 August 2016
Where to Go Fly Camping in Africa
Fly camping takes sleep-outs to a whole new level. Think camp fire, think bush dinner, think lying under a four-poster bed mosquito net or in a boma-type enclosure seeing the Milky Way like you've never seen it before!
By Emma | 29 June 2016
A Day on Safari - A Client's Perspective
We've heard about a day on safari from a guide's perspective and from one of our team's perspective, but we wanted to hear from a client's perspective.
10 December 2015
The Ultimate African Bucket List
With some many incredible destinations in Safari Africa, our bucket list is never-ending. However, there are a few things that we think make up the ultimate African bucket list:
By Julian | 29 October 2015
9 Alternative Ways to Experience The Bush
If you have been on safari before, you will know how addictive it is – so here are nine other ways to build on your safari to make it extraordinary!
By Kirsten | 30 September 2015