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Botswana Safari

edited January 2010 in - Southern Africa
We are going on a safari holiday to Botswana and I need to know which is the best game reserve/camp to stay at with regards to price, game viewing, accommodation, food etc. Friends have suggested the & Beyond camps (Choebe, Sandibe, Nxabega) - are these any good? Thanks


  • edited 11:24PM
    Hi Steve

    Have you set your dates for Botswana yet? This will help to determine the areas you visit to maximise your game viewing experience. Depending on your budget, there are a number of companies operating in Botswana, and often they have several camps all across the country. It's usually a good idea to use one company, such as &Beyond, as they coordinate all your transfers between each camp. You can also receive discounted rates by using the same company, as they entice travellers with discounts based on the number of nights you spend with them.
    &Beyond is a brilliant safari company with lodges throughout Southern and East Africa. They have a good reputation for offering quality safaris, good accommodation, and personalised service. I use them frequently when booking safaris in Southern Africa.

    I hope this helps, and feel free to post another comment if you need more help.

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    Mahubasehube / Kgalagadi National park - Unforgettable - South West. Need a 4x4

    In the norht east Chobe & Moremi - Expensive, but worth it
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    This is a useful resource about what to see and do in Botswana.
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    Hi Steve, & Beyond has nice camps, it depends on your budget and luxury you require. You can self-drive with a rental vehicle and camp, or get charter flights and stay in luxury camps. The game viewing is stunning in the Okavango Delta (Moremi Game Reserve), Savute and Chobe National Park. All these has cheaper camping options and a luxury lodges, you can self-drive or fly in. Chief's Island is a stunning fly-in option. The Savute channel is flowing for the first time in 30 years after heavy rains last year and the game is especially prolific in the Savate swamp area. Be aware that June - September the water in the Delta is extremely high, roads are wet, muddy and often under water. In the "green season" (Nov to March) it is extremely hot and humid, roads again are wet due to continuous rain. If you are driving it is not recommended to travel in one vehicle, always have a gps with Tracks for Africa loaded (focus on off-road trails not tar roads), and even if you are two or more vehicles, it is highly recommended you make use of a guide if you are not an experienced off-road traveller that is familiar with the area and the dangers you could face. Lizette
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