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Reviewed 4 July 2016

When it comes to safaris, Botswana offers the best of the best. (And I’m comparing it to my experiences in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa.) The only challenging thing is stomaching the high price point of the lodges and safari companies. Let’s just say Botswana is not known for its budget-friendly options.

Luckily we stumbled upon Okavango Expedition’s Botswana Adventurer Safari – a 7D/6N group participation safari which takes you to the choicest animal viewing parks and most unique landscapes in the country, including Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta and Makgadigadi Salt Pans. Admittedly, the tour was fast paced to be able to pack that much into one week. But having seen as much as we did, we now know where we want to revisit and we will definitely be back.

Game viewing in Chobe National Park was especially spectacular with the lions stealing the show - we saw lions mating, sparing as well as 9 baby cubs. Instead of visiting Moremi Game Reserve, our guide opted for nearby Khwai. While we didn’t see as much in the park on our day game drive, the campsite was unreal. We had elephants walk meters from our tent and over dinner could hear the guttural roar of two male lions who must have been no more than 10 meters away. In the morning our guide found tracks of leopards and hyenas.

Of course to make this awesome safari affordable you do have to put in a little work. In terms of what a participation safari means, you pitch and tear down your own tent, help pack up the trailer, set up the ablutions and take turns with the dishes. It is not a lot of work but this safari isn’t a free ride. We had a 77 year-old on our safari who was doing chores and hoping in and out of the truck with the best of us which was motivation enough to do our part. The best part of being on a group safari like this, though, was the diverse group of travelers we became friends with over the course of the week; our tour included people from South Africa, Australia, Japan, Norway and Peru. The food was pretty good for camping and made by the super friendly Gift. We also had the option of showers almost every day.

As a word of advice, definitely bring warmer clothes including something to cover your face. You will be in an open-air truck for the entirety of the tour and during Botswana’s winter months (May – September), which is also the best time to visit, it is very cold in the morning and at night, especially when you are driving.

If you are looking for luxury this may not be the tour for you. But if you want a true adventure that lets you see the real, wild Botswana at a reasonable price we highly recommend Botswana Adventurer Safari. We booked direct through the Okavango Expeditions website but apparently the company goes by the trade name Lewis Safaris as well and promotes this tour through a number of different travel agents including Jollyboys Hostel in Livingstone.

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Adam_Denver
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

There are two types of camps in the delta. There are water camps and also water, land camps. I suggest you visit both if you can. Just be prepared for the cold as the tents are not heated. The food I had was very good and the staff are incredibly helpful, pleasant. I especially liked the small, intimate nature of the camps I visited. This is a kind of trip that is once in a lifetime. Few things in life are sure but I can guarantee if you go you will not regret it.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank cloust
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

So amazing to see, would recommend to all.
Great scenery and all the animals, just amazing!
We saw elephants roaming across the river from our makoros.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Lisa O
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

We spent 3 wonderful days at Pom Pom Camp in the Delta. Our "tent" was luxury, and the food delicious. Very attending staff. Our guide, Rams, was fun and very knowledgable about birds, trees, animals.. The plane ride to camp gave us a beautiful overview of the Delta.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Barb K
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

After seeing many different parts of the Okavango Delta and travelling by many different modes, I can easily say doing a trans Okavango with Kayaktive Adventure Safaris is far and away the best way to see the Delta.

Not for the feint-hearted, the trip involves paddling some ~280km over 10 days. In that time you will get to see the environment change from the papyrus fringed, deep channels of the panhandle to the vast expansive network of channels and islands in the Delta proper.

If you enjoy camping and exercising, this is by far the best way to experience the Okavango Delta.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank michaellM3997XH
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