​User Reviews – Botswana

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Griselda Woo Gonzalez   –  
Mexico MX
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Sep 24, 2019

Email Griselda Woo Gonzalez  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

I fell that I was filming a marvelous Botswana film
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Botswana was marvelous. Everything: transportation, accomodations, the guides ( excellents ), wildlife ( very exciting ), the staff ( really with a big warm heart ), only the weather is a litlle bit unpredictable !

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
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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!

Kirstie Bankslyon   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2018 Reviewed: Nov 5, 2018

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

Blown away by Botswana
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Booked a 10 day mobile Safari from Maun to Kasane.
First night was spent in Maun before a 3 day 2 night camping trip on the Okavango Delta. Fantastic experience to be poled through the reeds. Great walking safaris enjoyed. We then had one night back in Maun before embarking on the next leg - Moremi, Kwai, Savuti and Chobe NP
We were on a private trip - just my husband and I with a guide, camp chef and camp hand. Basic facilities added to the magical experience of being one with nature. The highlight had to be sitting with the Marsh Pride of Lions in Savuti at sunset - with no other game viewers present. Other top sights were the leopards in Kwai and the herds of buffalo and elephants at Chobe.
My top tip would be to take a buff to cover your face from the dust when travelling plus loads of moisturiser and lip balm!
We were amazed at the food our Chef rustled up on the open fire and enjoyed fantastic evenings at the campfire listening to music and learning more about Botswana.
Our trip was a budget experience - no air conditioning, no en suite etc as we were in tents on camp beds with bush toilet and shower! It was very hot and in the afternoons especially all you could do was sit in the shade but it was an amazing time - one that would be difficult to beat.

Louise   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2018 Reviewed: Sep 24, 2018

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

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What a beautiful, friendly, extraordinary place. We had very cold mornings but hot days. Xakanaxa Tented Camp was beautiful and very friendly with a lovely deck overlooking the river and a fire pit for evening get together to chat over the days sightings.TS was a fabulous guide - very knowledgable and keen to show us all the wildlife from elephant to beautiful birds. Having a sundowner whilst elephant were wandering past at the end of a hot dusty game drive is something very special. Khwai Tented Camp was small and intimate and as it was in the concession we were able to have night game drives and a wonderful Mokoro trip. We saw 2 leopards on the hunt and were able to follow them off-road. Chobe lodge is more like an hotel so much bigger and less intimate. The food was amazing. The wildlife is concentrated around the river and there were amazing sightings of elephant, beautiful sunsets and we had a brief sight of a pack of wild dogs. We asked to do full morning game drivers rather that split the morning into game and river safaris which gave us more time out though by about 11 am most of the game is seeking shade from the heat. So many fabulous memories of a beautiful country.

deepchi1   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2017 Reviewed: Jan 13, 2018

Email deepchi1  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Go during the dry season!
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My first recommendation would be to go during the mid dry season. Too early and the vegetation is too thick and the grass is too high for optimal game viewing. Also with lots of water around, the game doesn’t concentrate at watering holes. This made for interesting tracking but less prolific game. Botswana is great. The accommodations were very nice, the guides were fantastic (pick a good company to travel with). The scenery was pure Africa. We had some cold weather because we went too early. Don’t forget to try to visit with some of the indigenous people like the Bushmen. Overall excellent experience.

Joe   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: September 2016 Reviewed: Jul 10, 2017

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

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the best safari destination in the whole of Africa

Kristin Martl   –  
Germany DE
Visited: April 2017 Reviewed: Jun 23, 2017

Email Kristin Martl

So adventureous...
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Peaceful country, beautiful and a lot of wildlife, people are welcoming, the game parks are well fenced, the accomodation is world class, the culture is rich and the wildlife is plaentiful.

Its cold in winter between March and August, the safari vehicles were well perfect, the guides and chefs , the food also was perfect.

Karin   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: October 2016 Reviewed: Dec 3, 2016

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

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The nature, away from civilization, close to the animals and yet a very safe feeling. Very nice people, it was great

Judith   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2016 Reviewed: Nov 29, 2016

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

Five days of sightings with a surprise every day and great variety between bush and delta
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Although we only spotted 2 of the 5 big game, we saw enough variety of wildlife from wild dogs and elephants to red kites and the famous busturd to keep us satisfied. We enjoyed both the game viewer, the boats and the light aircraft as modes of transport. All of the guides were fantastic, food plentiful and well prepared. The bush dinner made us feel like VIP's. Lots of welcome and farewell singing from the staff at both lodges.

Brecht NL   –  
Germany DE
Visited: October 2016 Reviewed: Oct 22, 2016

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

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Great variations in wildlife and scenary. From green wet deltas and river at Okavango and Linyanto to arid dry desserts in the Kalahari.

Average User Rating

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