​User Reviews – Botswana

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lesliel   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: August 2010 Reviewed: Oct 4, 2011

Email lesliel  |  35-50 years of age

A Spectacular, personal and close nature experience that touches the soul!
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This was a first visit to Botswanna and lasted a glorious 18 days! Much thought into which season resulted in August being chosen as the least risky in terms of mud and making ones way over tough roads - the result was excellent with no travelling hassles. The Savuti River came down from Angola for the first time in years and this supplemented the experience in the Chobe!

We travelled in two 4 x 4 vehicles and it is excellent to be in a team of at least two for mutual support because you are generally miles and miles from any form of support. Research well and go self contained and ready for any eventuality.

Wildlife including birds are plentiful and the experience is from the barren dessert ot the Okovango Delta with all the water species. No game fences exist and on crossing the border from South Africa we encountered a Cheetha on the tar road and outside an nature reserve area! Elephant are everywhere! The campsites are not fenced and nature surrounds you at all times. We had elephant, jackal, hyena and even kudu wandering through our campsites at various locations that really brought the SAFARI TO YOU!

A flight over the Okavango is a must - withjout that it is impossible to appreciate the vastness of the delta and to really acomprehend the splendour! Boat trips on the swamps and rivers are a must to really get close to the water environment and the birds.

The spectacular Kubu Island is a must see! The majestic Baobabs that tare clsutered on a small island surrounded by a dry pan is so unreal and otherworldy that it really takes your breath away!

As a final statement - take more time and spend more time per venue than you think necessary! Travelling takes time on the dirt roads and you need time at each stop to enjoy the splendid sights! DO NOT RUSH!

lfostvedt   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2011 Reviewed: Oct 2, 2011

20-35 years of age

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My impression is the delta is hit or miss. It will either be the most amazing safari in africa or a real disappointment. It all depends on the wildlife that is on the islands you visit for your nature walks.

Simon G Visited: May 2010 Reviewed: Sep 27, 2011

A Magical Location for a Wild Bush Safari
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We stayed in a couple of "posh tent" lodges in the middle of the park. It was very exciting because we flew in on a light aircraft and were picked up by a 4x4 to take us to the lodge. Both lodges we stayed in were fantastic and very atmospheric - we got woken up at 3am one night by an elephant eating the tree outside out tent!

The guides were all very professional and had great knowledge of the area and the wildlife. We liked the concept of setting up a table in a clearing and stopping for tea and cakes for the morning and a cocktail for sunset.

Due to the time of the year the big animals were a little patchy - we could go for 30-60 mins and only see antelope - we did see everything we wanted to see with the exception of a leopard (notoriously shy).

We loved it and are currently saving up to go again!

Scott and Mark   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2011 Reviewed: Sep 27, 2011

Email Scott and Mark  |  50-65 years of age

Overall rating

In my review of Chobe National Park you will see why I rate Botswana so highly as a Safari destination. Overall, the people are remarkably friendly and proud of their country, its history and leaders. Even through areas of extreme poverty, there was a consistent expression of pride. The scenic beauty, isolation, and unspoiled expanses of land are worth the trip.

Martin   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: May 2011 Reviewed: Sep 27, 2011

Email Martin  |  20-35 years of age

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Lots of animals - both on land, in water and in the air. Botswana is a beautiful country.

A.Meyer   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2007 Reviewed: Aug 30, 2011

20-35 years of age

The highlight for wildlife in southern Africa
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Botswana has an amazing amount of wildlife. From the Okovango Delta to the Chobe River, and the savannahs in between, I have never been so astounded! There were so many amazing experiences on the trip - from being charged by an elephant to seeing lions on my birthday, it really was a trip of a lifetime, we even had a juvenile leopard come into our camp one night! The country is safe, the people are friendly, and the weather was perfect - cool nights and warm days. Bring your camera because you can't take a bad photo there! I loved the trip and can't wait to get back over!

Marco   –  
Italy IT
Visited: August 2011 Reviewed: Aug 21, 2011

Email Marco  |  20-35 years of age

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If you like safaris, Botswana is the place for you. Kilometers and kilometers of untouched land, where the big animals roam free. Moreover, Botswana has a good economical and political status, so it is a very safe destination for your safari.

Patricia   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2011 Reviewed: Aug 17, 2011

50-65 years of age

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It's a beautiful place with great scenery, animals, and birds.

Linda Hoernke   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2007 Reviewed: Jul 29, 2011

Email Linda Hoernke  |  50-65 years of age

Overall rating

Botswana "is" Africa!

TjibbeD   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: August 2009 Reviewed: Jul 28, 2011

Email TjibbeD  |  20-35 years of age

Overall rating

Botswana has some very beautiful areas, such as Makgadikgadi, Chobe, Moremi and Okavango Delta, with loads of wildlife. However, it's close proximity to South Africa makes it a busy place. Many campsites in National Parks need to be booked more than a year in advance. This pre-arrangement doesn't give the country a real 'bush-vibe', although some gems, such as Makgadikgadi still feel very much like the real deal.

Average User Rating

  • 4.8/5
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