​User Reviews – Botswana

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jingleby   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2006 Reviewed: Dec 19, 2011

Email jingleby  |  20-35 years of age

Overall rating

The goverment of Botswana seem to have aimed to have low volume tourism (at a slightly higher cost) which means you see more wildlife that seems less stressed with fewer tourists. Surely the perfect approach!

Csigabi   –  
Hungary HU
Visited: November 2011 Reviewed: Dec 18, 2011

Email Csigabi  |  50-65 years of age

Overall rating

Botswana is a large country with only 2 milllion people. The abundant wildlife is not affected by humans as much as in other countries. People are friendly. Tourists will have a great time.

Chris Lira   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2010 Reviewed: Dec 17, 2011

Email Chris Lira  |  35-50 years of age

Overall rating

Botswana is clean, safe, and has a very good policy on sustainable eco-tourism. English is very widely spoken and the people are friendly. It does not have the big herds like the Serengeti, but for me, the wildlife viewing was the best of my trip.

JaimitoFrog   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2011 Reviewed: Dec 11, 2011

35-50 years of age

Overall rating

Abundance of animals, relative low volume of tourists, and a political stable country.

===dre blog===   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2010 Reviewed: Dec 9, 2011

Email ===dre blog===  |  20-35 years of age

Overall rating

Abundant wildlife, kind people, unforgettable landscapes.

skogstad   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2011 Reviewed: Dec 9, 2011

20-35 years of age

Overall rating

Other places in Southern Africa are also great, but Botswana was where we saw the most, had the friendliest people and felt the safest.

William Bordini   –  
Italy IT
Visited: August 2011 Reviewed: Dec 5, 2011

Email William Bordini  |  35-50 years of age

Overall rating

I visited only Chobe NP. Amazing experience.

Caroline Castendijk   –  
Netherlands Antilles AN
Visited: May 2007 Reviewed: Dec 4, 2011

50-65 years of age

Overall rating

In comparison to other Southern African countries that we visited there was a little less wildlife. It has quite a different scenery, because there is a lot of water and you mostly get around by boat, which is very charming indeed!

richandger   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2011 Reviewed: Dec 3, 2011

Email richandger  |  50-65 years of age

Overall rating

Botswana is a really truly remote destination with an amazing diverse wildlife !

gsskimsing   –  
Australia AU
Visited: August 2009 Reviewed: Dec 3, 2011

Email gsskimsing  |  50-65 years of age

A land of rich grassland, varied wildlife and clear water but dusty houses.
Overall rating

I spent 5 days staying in the Okavango swamps and two days in Chobe. The Okavango swamps are more about relaxation, birds and river animals such as hippos and crocodiles. What land animals are about are hidden by the thick hedge of reeds that line the Okavango delta. We were entertained by a day's excursion into the swamps by being punted around in the local mekoros (dugout) and then led through the bush by a knowledgeable guide who taught us about the health or nutritional properties of the vegetation as well as visiting the giant Baobab tree. Afterwards we took a long refreshing dip in the clear waters of the Kavango.
From the lush vegetation of the Okavango, we drove south east into drier scrubland and were disappointed at seeing our next campsite in Chobe, a barren dustbowl with the basic of amenities. But we were rewarded later that day by a spectacular safari on riverboats as we got really close up to wildebeest, large herds of elephants, cape buffalo and a myriad of birds, all while sipping gin and tonics.

We saw a huge variety of wildlife while camping in well kept campgrounds.

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