​User Reviews – Botswana

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Barbara   –  
Germany DE
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Sep 12, 2019

Email Barbara  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Expectation met
Overall rating
4/5

Thank you SafariBookings Team for arranging the trip for us. We enjoyed it a lot.

We had wonderful wild life. Game drives were better than boat trips.
Kubu lodge where we stayed was very good - very friendly staff, good accomodation, all fine.

We would do it again!

Dragos M.   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Sep 1, 2019

Email Dragos M.  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing First Experience in Africa
Overall rating
5/5

We did both the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve and they were both spectacular. The delta had more birds while the reserve had more mammals. The two really complement each other, but, if I had to pick, I would pick the Game Reserve. Accommodations were great in both places. Keep in mind that the camps have tents. High end tents, but still tents. That means that it can get really cold at night, so bring a hat for sleeping. Flying the small airplanes between camps and landing on dirt airstrips was a blast (unless you're afraid of flying). The guides were super knowledgeable and some had great driving skills. The sunsets were amazing. The best part was the people of Botswana. Probably some of the friendliest I've met throughout the world.

Vidyasagar Premkumar   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Aug 31, 2019

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

Overall rating
5/5

Great for safari - having been to safari over 11 countries, botswana provided us with a true sense of wilderness, great bush vibe and the viewing of wildlife (predators or plains animals) was awesome - the animals had great space and as a result we were able to see behaviors every day rather than once or twice in the whole safari.

With fewer vehicles, the predator sightings were great with no overcrowding, jostling and intrusion into the wildlife movements

M.Cristina Basili   –  
Italy IT
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Aug 30, 2019

Email M.Cristina Basili  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Excellent
Overall rating
3/5

We had appreciate very much all regarding our trip, nature, landscape, wilde animals ecc. We would like is better for tourist more restaurant when enjoy dinner. Our guide ( Gomez) was also an excellent driver other a very good guide.

Daniel Seco   –  
Spain ES
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Aug 24, 2019

Email Daniel Seco  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Fun but professional guides make a lot and Chobe is wonderful
Overall rating
5/5

Transportation between places is the main issue: due to the lack of population it becomes very complicated to move from town to town.
The landscape is beautiful and the people are nice and welcoming, and proud of being a very inclusive and open minded society.
About the safaris, the Okavango delta is fantastic and wild, but I enjoyed Chobe the most, seeing thousands of elephants and many other nice animals. Perhaps the best was that the guides managed to be nice and fun but at the same time very professional. Kalahari tours 3 days 2 night Chobe experience booked via Indigo Safaris, both companies 10 points out of 10. Thiza, our guide, look for him!

Robert Peter   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Aug 4, 2019

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

Walking in pure nature in a beautiful scene with a lot of wildlife was un unforgettable experience!
Overall rating
5/5

We stayed three nights with our guide Charles and his crew in the Okavango delta in a bush camp (very well organized by Walking Stick Travel & Tours). It was an experience we will never forget! Every day we were traveling by walking and by mekoros. In this way we were part of nature (and not only observer like in game drives). We have seen a lot of animals (elephants, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, hyenas, impalas, waterbucks, lechwes, kudus, bushbucks, warthogs, etc and many different birds, we only missed the cats) and we learned a lot about animal tracks and animal behavior. We can really recommend this trip!

Karen   –  
Canada CA
Visited: June 2019 Reviewed: Aug 1, 2019

Email Karen  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Botswana provided an authentic safari experience.
Overall rating
5/5

Botswana was a wonderful experience both for Safari and visiting the country. We had 2 nights in the Okavango delta, comfort camping. It was exceptional for wildlife, scenery, accommodations, food, transportation and our guide. We really enjoyed the bush walks. The next part of our trip involved travelling into Moremi and Savute parks. All was good until our guide destroyed two vehicles. The vehicles were old to begin with but he got one stuck in the mud. There was no radio, no shovel and no tow rope. We got saved by another guide but the vehicle didn’t work well after that. A second vehicle was brought in and it had issues but would have been ok if our guide hadn’t run out of petrol. After that it lost power and backfired regularly, never exceeding 20 km/hr. Everything went off the rails after that. My advise is make sure your tour operator has decent vehicles. We still loved Botswana and would go back. Compared to Kruger, Kruger seemed like a amusement park with too many self drives and too many people without respect for animals.

Paul Mark Oakley   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Jul 30, 2019

Email Paul Mark Oakley  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

There is nothing in the world like the Okavango!!!
Overall rating
5/5

This trip was so well put together and worked seamlessly even though we had quite a few internal flights to get to the different camps. The accommodations were marvelous and the food was fantastic. Just make sure you bring some warm gear in July because driving in an open vehicle in the morning can chill you to the bone. If there is just one regret it would be that there were no Rhinos anywhere in the Okavango or Savuti areas but we saw everything else and the bird life is absolutely phenomenal. I was born and grew up in Zimbabwe and I have seen some great safari destinations from Kenya to Kruger, but nothing can compare to the Okavango!!!

Claudia Hart   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Jul 29, 2019

Email Claudia Hart

Knowledgeable guide, chef and assistant were able to find so many interesting things for us!
Overall rating
5/5

Wildlife was great, food was plentiful and tasty, and accommodations better than I would expect for the remoteness of the area. We were comfortable and well cared for. Guides (1 for each part of the trip) knew the areas very well and passed on their knowledge all along the way. I learned a lot and saw a lot.

Nikki   –  
New Zealand NZ
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Jul 27, 2019

Email Nikki  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Wildtracks Eco Lodge
Overall rating
5/5

We felt very spoiled at Wildtracks, the staff were amazing, all of them! The setting in the bush in Botswana was just beautiful, we loved our venture into Chobe and enjoyed the lovely waterhole on site. The accommodation was spectacular, truly lovely, and the food was also really good, especially the breakfasts!

Average User Rating

  • 4.8/5
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