Botswana’s Elephants Living Peacefully

If you are interested in having an elephant experience on your holiday then Botswana is the country to visit. Sightings of Botswana’s elephants is a regular occurrence as Botswana is renowned for their elephant population.

According to Siyabona Africa Botswana’s elephant population is quite stable at the moment. There are various reasons why these African elephants have been able to live safely within Botswana’s borders. One of these reasons, given by Siyabona Africa, is that Botswana has formed a military task force with the specific aim of guarding the wildlife against poachers.

Botswana serves to be an absolute safe haven for these majestic animals. As a result, a stay at Camp Kuzuma means regular elephant encounters. As the elephants migrate past the lodge and play in the nearby waterhole they’ll give you an elephant experience to always remember.

Birding in Botswana

Birding in Botswana should be at the top of the list of every birder. Botswana has a very rich birdlife with beautiful birds revealing themselves daily. For this reason Camp Kuzuma makes it a priority to offer its guests very special birding safari activities.

According to Botswana Tourism the Chobe National Park alone is home to “over 460 bird species”. African birds that are commonly spotted is the Egyption Geese, Fish Eagle, Bearded Scrub-Robin and Slaty Egret to name a few. Exotic Birding and Botswana Tourism offers more information on which African bird species can be expected in the Chobe National Park. With a great variety bird species Camp Kuzuma’s bird watching tour is something that experienced birders and beginners will enjoy.

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Winter Botswana Safari

The winter season is Botswana’s dry season and also the perfect time for a safari holiday, especially in the Chobe National Park. A winter Botswana safari offers travellers the opportunity to see much more of Africa’s wildlife than they would during the summer.

During the winter, there are fewer shrubbery and bushes for the wild animals to conceal them from travellers’ eyes. Furthermore, the Chobe National Park is renowned for the Chobe river, an important water source for the African animals, that makes its way through this national park. As winter is a dry period the wild animals generally migrate to the Chobe Riverfront for water supply, providing our safari guides the ideal opportunity to take our Camp Kuzuma guests on a wildlife safari of a lifetime. According to Botswana Tourism one can see up to 15 different African wildlife species during this time.

Contact our luxury travel planners today to book your winter safari holiday.

Elephants mud wallowing

Our guests at Camp Kuzuma are often entertained by the fun the elephants have splashing in the waterhole in front of the campsite.

Rolling around in the mud is, however, more than just fun for elephants. Mud baths serve a critical purpose for elephants. Under the harsh African sun, the heat and UV radiation can be deadly and with their few hair and sweat glands they have to find other ways to cool off. Romping around in mud not only cools them down, but provides a protective layer to shield their body from the sun’s rays and it is also relief them from insect bites.

Elephants in abundance

Camp Kuzuma is situated in the busiest elephant corridor that joins two of the world’s greatest parks: The Chobe National Park in Botswana and the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.

Botswana is well-known for its large elephant population. In 2014 an estimate of 200,000 elephants roamed this area of Africa. Elephants are often poached for ivory, but with the help of the Botswana anti-poaching army unit, there have been very few poaching incidents here compared to elsewhere in the world.

Overlooking a regularly frequented waterhole and open plains of the Kazuma Pans, guests are sure to see elephants in abundance at Camp Kuzuma.

Read more about Botswana’s elephant population, here.