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Botswana Safari News, Black Rhino

Botswana_mombo_rhinoGood news from Botswana! Boundless Journeys’ Botswana safari guests now have even more to look forward to… on September 26th, wildlife monitors reported the birth of a Black Rhino in the wild; an unusual occurrence for the species that was only reintroduced to Botswana in 2003. In 1992, Black Rhinos where sadly considered “locally extinct” in Botswana. Efforts by Boundless Journeys’ partner, Wilderness Safaris, have seen the species reintroduced to Chiefs Island in the renowned Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. The birth of this rhino baby in the wild bodes very well for their continued success in reclaiming a place in the amazing Okavango Delta ecosystem.

While rhinos remain difficult to spot, and a sighting is considered very lucky, there are many species one can easily expect to see on an African safari, including the remaining four of the Big Five of African wildlife: lions, elephants, leopard, and buffalo. Boundless Journeys offers both scheduled Botswana safaris, as well as private and customized trips. Not sure which African safari is right for you? Consider these tips in making your choice:

Tanzania: Migration Safari; Tanzania offers a wonderful blend of culture and wildlife, all amid some of the most epic landscapes on earth. Tanzania is also the perfect choice if you are interested in doing some camping but would also enjoy the comforts of a lodge, as our Tanzania safaris offer a nice mix of accommodation style. Choose a summer departure if you have particular interest in elephants, or go in February or March to see thousands of wildebeest babies.

Botswana: Wilderness Safari; Choose Botswana for its diverse wildlife and luxurious camps, connected by bush flights. Being in the Okavango Delta allows for a variety of activities in addition to traditional game drives, including mokoro canoeing, game tracking walks, and boat trips on the mighty Zambezi River.

Namibia: Desert Flying Safari; While not as prolific for game as Botswana or Tanzania, Namibia offers unusual wildlife (desert-adapted elephants and rhino, and remarkable insect and bird life) and unusual geology, with expansive deserts and salt pans, as well as the unique culture of the Himba people. Namibia makes a wonderful extension to Botswana safaris, or a great stand-alone destination for the true safari lover.

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