User Reviews – Botswana
Email Nikolay Landzhev | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Chobe National Park is a spectacular place that is a must.
We had a wonderful day trip to Chobe National Park. We saw many animals on the shore and in the Chobe river. From the early morning to late in the evening we saw: Elephants, Giraffes, Hippos, Buffalos, Antelopes, Warthogs, African Wild Dogs, Squirrels, and many many birds.
Our guide and all the local people that we met were very polite.
Email Eunice Horne | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
A dream achieved
Absolutely amazing so close I could have touched them!
Email Alexander Elbert | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
A wonderfully organized trip by Ines from Indigo Safari
A wonderful trip to the wilderness of Botswana! Great logistic, great accommodations, beautiful scenery. Ines from Indigo was amazing as an organizer!
Email Alyssa Lee | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Perfect first time safari experience!
Botswana was a magical place. I have never been anywhere else in the world that was as transformative, inspiring or life changing as the trip to Botswana was. I was also there during shoulder season, and it felt like I had the whole of the Okavango Delta to myself. We saw lions, elephants, buffalo, wildebeest, and so much more. I urge everyone to go!
Email Tess S | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
We visited 3 different camps in Botswana. As such experienced the rivers, plains & delta. Every experience was different but always magnificent. The people are warm and welcoming, the food high quality and the accommodations were excellent. Game viewing was phenomenal, not a boring day spent while visiting. We came away having seen up close and personal; crocodiles, hippo, vast amounts of hippo, wild dogs, hyena, lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, elephant, giraffe and lots of different antelope, but to name some of our favorites.
Our guides were personable and knowledgeable with a good amount of humor thrown in as a bonus!
We cannot wait to return to Botswana to do it all over again.
Email Jasmin Sauer | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
It was wonderful!
We had a three day trip to Chobe NP. Our Guide LT collect us at the boder and guided us through immigration.
We liked his quit and friendly way.
He was a great game spotrter: we`ve seen all the big five of Chobe and also all the small ones and birds.
Even it was not the high season for game drives, we had a great experience and feel lucky with Waterburg Safaris and the team of LT, Victor and Sydney.
Email Chris | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Botswana is a magical place
We made a trip to the Okavango Delta and Chobe. Both are magnificent places. This was an experience of a lifetime for us which we will never forget. If you go to Okavango go to a camp that provides hiking safaris. This is the best part of all.
Email Anita | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
First safari was an amazing experience
Our guide Captain was amazing (we could definitely see why he got that nickname). He was so knowledgeable about the animals and the park itself and always seemed to be first on the scene when there was a lion or leopard in sight. We felt very safe knowing he was in charge.
We did have torrential rain on our first day which made a very cold afternoon but on the plus side it brought out all the termites so there were lots of wildlife out feeding.
The camping facilities were great, fully waterproof/good quality tents and the food was delicious.
The tour was run well and professional although the additional boat cruise on the last day was not really necessary for us as we didn't really get to see anything (that of course depends on the day as you never know what you see!).
Words cannot describe the experience we had in Botswana. My family and I loved every minute of it.
Such a beautiful country and beautiful wildlife.
1st stay was in Elephant Lodge, Kasane. From here we did Safaris in Chobe National Park. So many animals we saw in their Natural environment. Elephants galore.
The staff at Elephant lodge were great. We were vegeterian and they catered to our needs.
Next we went to Kidizora Camp, Okavango Delta. Flew in a small plane and landed on a private air strip.
This was my favourite place. The hospitality from Jon and his team was outstanding. Its just a different feeling been in the middle of nowhere. Amazing set up of the campsite and the luxury rents were great. Sitting around the fire in the evening, it was something. Vegeterian food was wonderful. We definitely didnt go hungry.
The Safari each day was wonderful. We saw everything we wanted to see close up. Leopards, chetah, lions, hyena.
I see botswana as untouched, and not so commercial.
Lifetime of memories
Email Michael Nissen | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Botswana provided the trip of my lifetime, and I've been around the world twice.
My trip was an amazing adventure. Perfect weather, fine accommodations, good food and wildlife viewing that exceeded my wildest expectations. I would give you my evaluation of all the camps I visited.
Nxai Pan and Lebala were amazing in every way, the game drives, the food, the accommodations were all excellent, but the staffs at both camps were what truly stands out as outstanding. In particular the guides (Chester at Nxai Pan and Rodgers at Lebala) and trackers (Shoes at Nxai Pan and Seemo at Lebala) did an amazing job every day of finding animals and getting us up close. Should I decide to return to Botswana a stay at these 2 camps will be a requirement for the trip.
Kwara. There is nothing specifically negative about my stay in Kwara, it just wasn't quite up to the standards of the Nxai Pan and Lebala overall satisfaction with the staff and accommodations. The game drives were fine.
Bakwena. My least favorite of the camps, while I would give our guide Roni an A for his efforts, the rest of this camp,(accommodations, food , and camp staff) would at best receive a C. I would definitely rule this camp out on any future trip.
Botswana is definitely at the top of my must visit again list!!