I’ve just come back from a fabulous trip to Botswana staying in the Okavango Delta and Linyanti.  We saw a fantastic amount of game and for birders.

The beauty of an African safari in Botswana is that is it much more private and exclusive.  The lodges are mainly in private concessions which means only clients staying in these camps can traverse the area so you are not game viewing with countless other vehicles.  Often it is only your vehicle and maybe one other at any game sighting.  Also you are able to do night drives, bush walks, Mokoro boat trips and bush dinners – which are not possible if you are staying within National parks. Moving from camp to camp is by light aircraft – eliminating long drives between areas.  

The order of the day is early morning and late afternoon activities – leaving you free in the middle of the day to relax around the camp. However, this can be flexible.  My partner is a keen fisherman and he was able to include fishing trips during the siesta hours so not missing out on any game drives or boat activities.  

The standard of the camps were very luxurious.  Spacious tents with full bathroom facilities and flushing toilets.  The guides are extremely knowledgeable and friendly.  You learn so much from them. For anyone who loves wildlife, you will not be disappointed with a visit to Botswana– it’s a truly fabulous experience and one I hope to repeat.  We have two Botswana itineraries detailed in our brochure (based on selected departure dates) and are also able to tailor make an itinerary just for you.

Sarah – Jane Phelps

AfricaTravel Expert