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  • Hi Rob, we had a wonderful trip! Lodges were all great, wildlife sightings and guiding/tracking were amazing and service was perfect as well. In more detail: Little Kwara – beautiful tranquil camp. Tent 1, which we had, is situated wonderfully. We loved the whole atmosphere of the camp! We had some good lion sightings and also came across a pack of wild dogs and two servals during a night drive. Most remarkably, we found a pangolin on our first evening drive. Very special! Lagoon – a little more busy than Little Kwara. However, tents were the nicest of all lodges. Very spacious and tasteful. Situation next to the river (and the “Hippo Highway”) was nice. Wildlife was least abundant around this lodge, however we had good sightings of the local hyaena den, with the cubs. Additionally, we had unusual sightings of honey badger (3 times!), a pair of bat-eared foxes and a small group of roan antelope. Sandibe – differs most from the other two camps, probably because of a different owner. The organization was a little bit more sophisticated in a way. Since we still had leopard and cheetah on our wish list when we arrived in Sandibe, we were quite eager to find them. Guide (Gift) and tracker (Hamole) did a great job. We found cheetah in two different afternoon drives, the second occassion being a mother with two “cubs” (already quite big). We also saw a female leopard in a morning drive. Additionally, we saw a diminished pack of four wild dogs and a big family of lions (including two small cubs). In general, we liked Sandibe most for its abundant wildlife in comparison with the other camps and for its very nice and variable scenery.

    Joost and Marijke enjoyed a big game safari through Botswana’s Linyanti and Okavango regions
Elephant bull, Linyanti Region, BotswanaLeopard with cubs, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana WSMakgadikgadi Pans quadbiking, BotswanaMalachite kingfisher in BotswanaMale lion, Botswana MMMashatu, Tuli Block, BotswanaOkavango Delta, BotswanaOryx, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, BotswanaRed Lechwe jumping, Okavango Delta, Botswana DASavuti-Channel, Botswana

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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