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Botswana Wildlife Safari BW

Tour Duration 15 Days
 
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Botswana Wildlife SafariScores 8.8 out of 10 based on 35 reviews
(2 out of 10)

Gillian

Kings Lynn
Plenty of game but too many Kms and condition of tents, chairs,tables and washing facilities very poor, looked like ex army surplus........
No need for yellow fever vaccination.
Too hot in October, more in depth health questionnaire to make sure guest's are fit enough to travel and a warning that you could be in Jeeps for up to 9 hours a day on rough tracks before paying deposit, not a holiday for the faint hearted. Not enough refreshments stops on route
Confirmed traveller: 01 November 2015
Published on: 09 December 2015

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We’re disappointed to hear about the condition of the camping equipment, especially as these are usually replaced seasonally – we have asked our local agent to address this immediately. Although we do agree that there are large portions of driving during the trip, we do note this in our trip notes and we will break this up as much as possible with places to visit and toilet/food stops.

(8 out of 10)

Melinda

Surrey
The 3 day houseboat excursion was a definite high-lite - beautiful setting! Loved listening to the grunting hippos at night outside my window. Spectacular bird watching along the delta as well. The accommodation in Livingstone was fantastic (Waterfront Lodge)! Highly recommend the elephant ride optional excursion...

As a Canadian, I love camping and the 2nd week of this tour is spent doing exactly that. I would suggest that the camp chairs be replaced as they are quite worn and uncomfortable. As the only furniture to rest on between safari drives (other than the narrow camp cot), it might be an idea to give the guests something better than narrow canvas metal fold out chairs with no back support. Also, if you are contemplating doing this trip, the camping is very very basic and you will get quite dirty. You only have access to a quick bucket shower each day so be prepared. If camping isn't your thing then I would suggest NOT doing this trip.

Bibi was our tour guide and is an excellent driver. His social skills could use improvement as he got quite agitated and sharp with our group when it wasn't called for. He seemed to get frustrated a lot. His English was not that clear even though he has been a guide since 1993(?). He did work very hard to make sure everyone was satisfied and went above and beyond to get me a sheet for my sleeping bag! He was also very understanding when I brought up some concerns about a member of our group. The camp staff were excellent and very thorough. Great food!

I would suggest that Explore do a more thorough medical check for anyone wanting to book this trip. People over the age of 70 should have to prove their ability to withstand the long, bumpy drives and busy schedule. You do move to different locations frequently which means packing up your suitcase/bag and carrying it around every 2 days while camping. We had a 73 year old in our group that really struggled as she was travelling on her own and was constantly needing assistance.

The wildlife viewing was superb and we saw almost every animal. Lots of exciting moments on the game drives. Managed to see rhino on the flight over the delta at the end of the trip. This is an optional excursion but I recommend strongly that people book this.

Overall, an amazing, unforgettable trip!
Confirmed traveller: 31 October 2015
Published on: 07 December 2015
(9 out of 10)

Phillip

Peterborough
We went to see wildlife and we saw plenty, the highlights for me were the two sightings of Leopard.
My tip is take a GOOD camaera, you'll regret it if you don't
Confirmed traveller: 24 October 2015
Published on: 04 December 2015
(8 out of 10)

Helen

London
Highlights - seeing many animals in their natural surroundings with very few other safari vehicles around. Optional river trip at Chobe was terrific with so many different species at the waterfront and seeing elephants swimming across the river from Namibia.

However, be aware that great distances have to be covered in the vehicle, often on poor quality roads. The journey from the houseboat to Victoria Falls is tedious with border crossings to contend with which can cause delays. Our leader minimised the potential delays by making an early start to beat the queues at the borders. The trip is very demanding for the Explore Leader - hours and hours of driving followed by putting up tents with his two helpers and assisting with food preparation, clearing up etc.
Confirmed traveller: 17 October 2015
Published on: 02 December 2015
(9 out of 10)

William

DURHAM
The game drives and Botswanan wildlife were simply mind boggling and there were too many highlights to list. Being close enough to a leopard to almost be able to reach out and stroke it was probably one of them. Tips for others? This trip was hard work with early morning rises and being constantly on the move. It is not for the faint hearted. Be prepared for long tiring days, being rattled around in an open sided wagon for hours on end and having to put up with the most basic of 'comforts' during nights in camp. Modesty, privacy and makeup have no place here and don't expect silver service or cordon bleu cuisine. In spite of that you'll find every minute was worth it.
Confirmed traveller: 11 October 2015
Published on: 30 November 2015
(8 out of 10)

Deborah

Wild camping experience - up close to vast variety of animals and birds
Take plenty of camera batteries and wet wipes!
Confirmed traveller: 21 November 2015
Published on: 30 November 2015
(9 out of 10)

Sabine

Too many highlights to mention all. Five top highlights: 1. Observing wild dogs, 2. Leopard on tree feeding, 3. Bird life, particular carmine bee-eaters, 4. Camping: hot, dirty, animals at night...., 5. The atmosphere of Africa
Be prepared for heat, dust and a few long drives, but all worthwhile.
Confirmed traveller: 22 November 2015
Published on: 26 November 2015
(6 out of 10)

Peter

Manchester
Excellent wildlife viewing; pleasant river journeys.

Be very sure that you are prepared for basic camping for a week, where bucket showers and toilet tents are the norm - 'glamping' this most definitely isn't... Also be prepared for really early starts nearly every day, to maximise the chances of seeing the best of the wildlife. This isn't about gourmet food either - you'll eat reasonably well (and be astonished at the fact that decent meals are being prepared in such adverse conditions), but get used to swigging near-blood temperature water - and being grateful for it... Be aware that temperatures in Botswana can exceed 40c in October and November - there's no hiding place from the heat, albeit that you can find shade.
Confirmed traveller: 24 October 2015
Published on: 12 November 2015
(8 out of 10)

Janice

Stratford upon Avon
Two packs of hunting dog. Excellent leopard and lion sightings. About 800 head of buffalo.
Confirmed traveller: 24 October 2015
Published on: 09 November 2015
(10 out of 10)

David

Cornwall
Camping in the national parks listening to the wildlife around the campsite.
Confirmed traveller: 10 October 2015
Published on: 08 November 2015