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Animals in Botswana's protected areas are generally relaxed around safari vehicles

The Gomoti River forms part of Moremi Game Reserve's southern boundary.

The Okavango's waterways are often crystal clear; great for a tranquil mokoro trip.

The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are the bed of an ancient lake

All of our fishing in the Okavango is done catch-and-release

Floating papyrus reed beds create a new experience for every boat trip

A leopard will exploit every possible advantage when hunting


Botswana: reviews from our travellers

Original reviews written by our most recent Botswana travellers.

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Travel Photoman

"My Jun 2024 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe and 2 other countries between 21 Jun 2024 and 4 Jul 2024
"Lucy was a great resource and very helpful in providing detailed information on the different parks and areas. We had a couple of zoom session and we worked together on setting up an itinerary.

Excellent trip from start to finish. Everything went like clockwork with no issues. We had our best sightings on this trip and managed to see wild dogs which was a lot of fun.

Very happy with the experience." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zimbabwe safari
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Mrs C.

"My Jun 2024 trip"

I visited Botswana between 20 Jun 2024 and 23 Jun 2024
"I am extremely happy with the service Expert Africa have provided for our trip to Shinde. I would gladly book again with them for my next trip. Megan was exceptional with answering all my questions re airport arrivals and transfers." Read full review: 3 nights in Africa; 3 on a Botswana safari
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Mr S & Dr B

"My Jun 2024 trip"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 16 Jun 2024 and 30 Jun 2024
"An amazing trip and we are already trying to book a similar trip again next year.

We also met another couple who also booked with Expert Africa (Lucy) and had nothing but praise.

Overall, everything worked out fantastic.

Only negative is cost of BA airfare buying through Expert Africa, to get the ABTA cover. And then BA wanting quite a bit extra to book seats." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 8 on a Botswana safari
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Mr & Mrs S

"My Jun 2024 trip"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 15 Jun 2024 and 1 Jul 2024
"Our trip was excellent! It has soared to number 1 on our list of holidays taken. First safari for us and it exceeded expectations and our expectations were high!

Two different camp experiences but both fantastic and happy we experienced both. We were well cared for the entire trip and really there was nothing for us to do but enjoy ourselves.

Thank you to Tracy for her expertise in planning a fantastic trip of a lifetime!" Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 6 on a Botswana safari
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"My Jun 2024 trip"

I visited Botswana between 10 Jun 2024 and 21 Jun 2024
"Overall we were very pleased with our trip and had an amazing experience. Maruska was extremely helpful and responsive in both planning the trip and in addressing any questions that came up during our trip. She was very patient and thoughtful in answering every question, no matter how minor, and helped craft an itinerary that ended up being exactly what we were looking for." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 11 on a Botswana safari
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Dr S.

"My Jun 2024 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe and 4 other countries between 8 Jun 2024 and 29 Jun 2024
"Overall the trip was great and very organized. Maruska was great to deal with, really listened to us and gave good suggestions. I liked the itinerary she sent us shortly before we left that gave lots of details about exactly what was happening. There were a few glitches during the trip (canceled flight, driver showed up late) and we had to reach out to Expert Africa on an emergency basis and they were very responsive.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
I would not return to the lodges that we stayed in in Zimbabwe, we didn't have a great experience there. There was a mix up with Khulu Bush Camp and our departure time was moved back and we were never told, that ended up being a very long day and we would have preferred to fly. Two of our travel days were very long and we never got to eat lunch, it was not clear from the itinerary how long they would be. Our Mack Air flights ended up having multiple stops that we weren't aware of, it would have been nice to have more information about those flights." Read full review: 21 nights in Africa; 7 on a Zimbabwe safari
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Ms S.

"Absolutely awesome experience"

I visited Botswana between 7 Jun 2024 and 17 Jun 2024
"We absolutely loved our Botswana safari. The organization was flawless and everything went smoothly and without a glitch.

The combination of the 4 camps worked to make it possible to see everything we'd hoped to see, with each giving us unique and wonderful moments. We really appreciated the trackers at the Kwando camps.

Our guides at Lagoon (Spencer/Gee) and Camp Kalahari (KG) were great, very dedicated. We could tell that for them, guiding and wildlife sightings were a passion, not just a job. As photographers themselves, both Spencer and KG knew how to position the vehicled perfectly, too.

Our guide/tracker team at Lebala (Thabo/KB) were very good, but needed a bit of prodding before they gave us their best effort - but boy, did they come through with the leopard!

We were least impressed with Rogers/Chris at Kwara. Instead of really tracking predators on their own, they took us on 'scenic' drives, showing us the animals that happend to cross our path. Rogers also managed to get us stuck in sand on our first night drive on the way back to camp. After unsuccessfully trying for at least 30 minutes, he had to call the camp for help and we had to be towed out. However, once sightings were called in by other guides, he turned into a combination race driver/hunter and managed to get us to sightings of lions, a cheetah and best of all, Wild dogs - once tracking a pack of three through dense bush and the same evening, a pack of 3 feeding just before the light went.

The helicopter transfers were comfortable and very enjoyable, done in helicopters that seated just 4 including the pilot. Interesting fact: Since there was no room for our luggage, our bags got their own helicopter flights! As soon as we were dropped of at the camps, the pilots flew back, picked up the bags and brought them to us.

We were also very, very glad we had private vehicles for all our game drives, as it allowed my Mum to sit up front in the passenger seat and my Dad in the 1st row." Read full review: 10 nights in Africa; 10 on a Botswana safari
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Mr & Mrs H-K

"My Jun 2024 trip"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 3 Jun 2024 and 14 Jun 2024

Thank you so much also for helping deal with the bag panic at the start of the trip, we don't know who was ultimately responsible for getting it to us but thank you to the Expert Africa team, Maggie at Natural Selection in Maun, and Noli and Teo at Camp Kalahari.

Special poo poo to British Airways for landing us 2 hours late and causing the mess in the first place." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 9 on a Botswana safari
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"My May 2024 trip"

I visited Botswana and 2 other countries between 31 May 2024 and 18 Jun 2024
"The whole trip ran very smoothly.
Sometimes pre-trip communication could have been more prompt." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 11 on a Botswana safari
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Mrs A

"My May 2024 trip"

I visited Botswana between 30 May 2024 and 11 Jun 2024
"Our 10 days in Botswana was better than we could have imagined.

We went just before the high season and it was very dry, but in our four day stay at Splash camp, we could see the difference as the floods started to arrive. There were many highlights and this trip has created lasting memories.

The friendliness of everyone we met was amazing, they work long days but were always smiling and wanting to help." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 10 on a Botswana safari
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