Anthony Ham
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Anthony is a photographer and writer for travel magazines and Lonely Planet, including the guides to Kenya and Botswana & Namibia.

Category: Best Kept Safari Secrets

Night drives, fantastic wildlife, dramatic landscapes and a future as one of southern Africa’s most promising reserves make the southern Tuli Block Botswana’s best-kept secrets. 

The patchwork of private concessions and conservancies at the southern end of the Tuli Block in Botswana’s far east is an outstanding wildlife destination in waiting. The three big cats, wild dog, hyena, elephant and all manner of antelopes are abundant and, unlike most national parks and game reserves, night game drives are both possible and a highlight of any visit here, as is the intriguing landscape of kopjes, arid bushveld and Limpopo River frontage.

In the longer term, there are plans for these conservancies to link up with the Northern Tuli Game Reserve and other protected areas across the border in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Wild at Tuli and the Mashatu Game Reserve are excellent choices in the area.