​User Reviews – Botswana

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scotlandmac   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2015 Reviewed: Nov 14, 2015

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Overall rating

I was a bit frustrated by the National Park rules on off roading and night drives.Using private concessions would get over this but they seem phenomenally expensive.

Gauthier   –  
Hong Kong HK
Visited: August 2015 Reviewed: Aug 17, 2015

Email Gauthier  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating

I only visited Chobe National Park while in Botswana, hence the same rating as above.

johannekekroesbergen   –  
Zambia ZM
Visited: May 2015 Reviewed: Jul 9, 2015

Email johannekekroesbergen  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating

Botswana is probably more rugged than South Africa, and more tourist friendly than Zambia.

gfin   –  
Canada CA
Visited: May 2015 Reviewed: Jun 20, 2015

65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Overall rating

Outside of the Delta Botswana is a dry country of flat, bush-covered semi-arid terrain. We didn't travel the southern parts of the country that are pure desert, but I expect that the scenery there is equally stark. This kind of country has real beauty but can easily get monotonous because there is little variety.

C H   –  
Australia AU
Visited: April 2015 Reviewed: May 3, 2015

50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Overall rating

We were unable to see many cats during our visit. The meerkats in Makgadikgadi brought the best out in all of us. We were also lucky enough to see an African Lynx while we were there. We prefer private drivers and moving from camp to camp with different guides was not as special as East Africa. Drivers seemed to give the same schpiel.

Vivienne Visited: May 2011 Reviewed: Dec 23, 2013

Best time to visit Botswana
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Botswana is a beautiful country. If it's wildlife spotting you're after, try the Chobe National Park - it's the country's second-largest national park. Summer lasts between November and March so I would recommend going outside of those months as it can get extremely hot. Have a look here for more advice on the best time to visit - http://www.safaribookings.com/botswana/best-time

T Sharp Visited: October 2010 Reviewed: Jul 29, 2013

Deep in the Heart of the Chobi Reserve
Overall rating

I had to good fortune to spend two weeks in the Chobe National Park & the adjacent game reserve, and have never seen so many elephants in my life. It is a beautiful park, and is teeming with wildlife. It was also a nice respite to not have as many tsetse flies following you around. The local guides we were with were elephant experts, and had even names certain ones based on the tracks they left, and could tell elaborate stories of how they spent their days based on their comings and going. The weather was very mild for Africa standards, and the abundance of water at the time made for some great game viewing. I highly recommend this area, especially for people who don't have a lot of experience on safari, as this would be a great entry level safari. You're definitely going to see lots of wildlife.

Erik   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: February 2012 Reviewed: Jul 16, 2012

50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating

Botswana is expensive but you see game.

jouke schotel   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: May 2007 Reviewed: Jul 11, 2012

65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating

Fully recommended especially for the better situated tourists, less for "backpackers" may be. Ample opportunity for watching and photographing, adventurous and much variation.

QWie   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: May 2011 Reviewed: Jan 30, 2012

20-35 years of age

Overall rating

Great wildlife and bush experience but expensive and not as diverse as neighboring countries.

Average User Rating

  • 4.8/5
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