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  • Dear Frances, just to let you know that the trip went off without a hitch; it was a truly wonderful experience and will always be fondly remembered. The Letaka mobile safari was something of a highlight because our guide “Nkosi” was a true star. He was so passionate about the bush and all it has to offer. He was very considerate, a safe driver and had the most encyclopaedic knowledge of all the mammals and birds. He could answer every question going. He was also able to interpret the animal behaviour to track animals and find them. Quite outstanding. Our 7 days with him resulted in some emotional “goodbyes” when he saw us off from Xakanaxa airstrip for the finale at Vumbura Plains. That was a superlative end to the holiday and we agreed it was the best accommodation and “service” experience we have ever encountered anywhere in the world. Another highlight were the “Safari Brothers” – Grant and Brent Reed – turning up at Maun to greet us off our flight back from Vumbura. Rather beyond the call of duty but it was great to speak to them about our time in the Kalahari and the Moremi with Nkosi and how good the support team were led by Mousa the bush chef. Many thanks for putting together what will be remembered as a trip of a life time.

    David, Sarah, Nick and Rachel from Leicestershire travelled to South Africa and Botswana
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Botswana

Introduction

Welcome to the spectacular wilderness of Botswana.


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The wilderness and wildlife areas of Botswana are some of the most expansive and untamed lands in Africa. There may be few hills or mountains to speak of, and limited cultural opportunities, but what a Botswana safari offers in utter abundance is miles and miles of pristine, unspoilt African wilderness. It is a destination best suited to those seeking an in-depth experience of nature, from the smallest insects and most colourful birds to the largest herbivores and most elusive predators.

Botswana’s premier safari region is the famous Okavango Delta, an incredibly beautiful and game-rich region of waterways, lagoons, floodplains and open woodland. It is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife areas, and a truly magical wilderness to explore, whether by vehicle, horse-back, elephant-back, mokoro, motor-boat or on foot. The north of the country also boasts the Moremi Game Reserve (part of the Okavango), Linyanti region and Chobe National Park, all of which offer superb game-viewing and are sustained by the impressive Okavango, Kwando, Linyanti and Chobe rivers. To the south, where these waters rarely reach, the habitat changes into typical Kalahari scrub grassland, a vegetated desert that stretches for eternity, punctuated only by the vast Makgadikgadi salt pans and the occasional village or farming settlement.

Botswana is known as an exclusive and expensive safari destination, which on the whole is true. Unless you are prepared to self-drive and camp (only recommended for experienced Africa travellers), or join a group and camp, it is hard to visit Botswana on a ‘budget’. However, if you are looking to immerse yourself in the natural world, there are few places that can compete.

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