User Reviews – Botswana

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Amazing but now the government has reinstated elephant killing - tragic
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We chose Botswana as a destination worthy of the additional expense due to their conservation and reputation. Safari Bookings and Desert and Delta were both top notch with excellent service. Tragically however the government has just reinstated elephant killings. These are smart and emotionally intelligent animals that understand who is attacking them. This is a safety issue in addition to the vulnerable status of African elephants. We will not return or support the decision to reinstate elephant killing.

Chobe National Park is a spectacular place that is a must.
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We had a wonderful day trip to Chobe National Park. We saw many animals on the shore and in the Chobe river. From the early morning to late in the evening we saw: Elephants, Giraffes, Hippos, Buffalos, Antelopes, Warthogs, African Wild Dogs, Squirrels, and many many birds.
Our guide and all the local people that we met were very polite.

A dream achieved
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Absolutely amazing so close I could have touched them!

A wonderfully organized trip by Ines from Indigo Safari
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A wonderful trip to the wilderness of Botswana! Great logistic, great accommodations, beautiful scenery. Ines from Indigo was amazing as an organizer!

Perfect first time safari experience!
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Botswana was a magical place. I have never been anywhere else in the world that was as transformative, inspiring or life changing as the trip to Botswana was. I was also there during shoulder season, and it felt like I had the whole of the Okavango Delta to myself. We saw lions, elephants, buffalo, wildebeest, and so much more. I urge everyone to go!

Breathtakingly Beautiful!
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We visited 3 different camps in Botswana. As such experienced the rivers, plains & delta. Every experience was different but always magnificent. The people are warm and welcoming, the food high quality and the accommodations were excellent. Game viewing was phenomenal, not a boring day spent while visiting. We came away having seen up close and personal; crocodiles, hippo, vast amounts of hippo, wild dogs, hyena, lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, elephant, giraffe and lots of different antelope, but to name some of our favorites.
Our guides were personable and knowledgeable with a good amount of humor thrown in as a bonus!
We cannot wait to return to Botswana to do it all over again.

It was wonderful!
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We had a three day trip to Chobe NP. Our Guide LT collect us at the boder and guided us through immigration.
We liked his quit and friendly way.
He was a great game spotrter: we`ve seen all the big five of Chobe and also all the small ones and birds.
Even it was not the high season for game drives, we had a great experience and feel lucky with Waterburg Safaris and the team of LT, Victor and Sydney.

Botswana is a magical place
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We made a trip to the Okavango Delta and Chobe. Both are magnificent places. This was an experience of a lifetime for us which we will never forget. If you go to Okavango go to a camp that provides hiking safaris. This is the best part of all.

First safari was an amazing experience
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Our guide Captain was amazing (we could definitely see why he got that nickname). He was so knowledgeable about the animals and the park itself and always seemed to be first on the scene when there was a lion or leopard in sight. We felt very safe knowing he was in charge.
We did have torrential rain on our first day which made a very cold afternoon but on the plus side it brought out all the termites so there were lots of wildlife out feeding.
The camping facilities were great, fully waterproof/good quality tents and the food was delicious.
The tour was run well and professional although the additional boat cruise on the last day was not really necessary for us as we didn't really get to see anything (that of course depends on the day as you never know what you see!).

Adventure time
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Firstly, Moonstroll is a booking agency, it subcontracts the actual safari operators. We had a wild week with our experienced guide and his friendly and efficient crew, saw a massive amount of animals up close. Maybe a bit too close: on included Chobe boat tour the boat operator said many tourists want to see animals react, eg. do mock attacks. In my opinion you're already too close if that happens - especially on purpose. But yeah we saw lots! A couple of incidents we could have done without and also we did not have satellite or vhf communications backup which caused needless anxiety but other than that a fun and definitely memorable trip. Food and camp equipment were good. Suggest discussing matters thoroughly beforehand so you know who and what you will be going into the bush with. Weather was great but very hot.

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