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Which operator is the best to go with and what part of Botswana would I end up staying in?

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    We had an amazing vacation thanks to Wilderness Safaris a fabulous organization that provides excellent guides and accommodations. I would recommend visiting three to four different regions in Botswana. Be prepared for short ups and downs while flying from camp to camp. Here's where we stayed and we were thrilled (my spelling may be off):
    Little Vumbera - a camp situated in the Delta a must stay at location to experience the wetlands. Chitobe- Excellent place for walking tours, great viewing too! (Leopards)
    We ended at Selinda, which was the most accommodating of all the camps, with amazing guides and food that was unbelievable.
    All camps did morning safaris with a break for beverages and snacks, following the morning, a hearty brunch, then an extended relaxation period at camp, followed by an afternoon drive- complete with cocktail hour and snacks, returning just after sunset for a dinner and campfire.
    What makes this company so spectacular is not only do they run a top notch organization complete with meals, knowledgeable guides, air and ground transportation, and lovely tented rooms, but they give back to the community. A great agent that specializes in Africa is in Philadelphia, Julian Harrison owner and operator of Premier Tours, is a native of South Africa and has a plethora of ideas for an active African vacation. By the by, we loved traveling during their winter in late June and early July, we had virtually no mosquitoes or bugs, but bring gloves, hat and thermals as the mornings and night get very cold, with brilliant and warm days. We also found less people occupying the camps at this time. Good luck and happy trails!
    judi over 6 years ago

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    Hi Jai, Wilderness are fantastic but a little on the $$$ side. Mombo camp is the only place you'll see rhino in the Delta because of Wilderness' conservation project. I've represented Jenman Safaris http://www.jenmansafaris.com/ who are specialists in small group trips. You can combine camping/lodges etc. There are so many parts to the Delta and it all depends on where the water is at the time as to the experience you will have. Must do: a water trip in a Mokoro; see some lions; red lechwe; birds!... I could talk for a while. Fly in safaris are very special as you'll see so much from just flying out of Maun into the heart of the Delta. Southern Botswana trips are usually combined with Vic Falls and you'll travel through some of the Kalahari (must do). I have a number of contacts here in Sydney as well. over 6 years ago

    Answered by Alison Rex via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Kerr and Downey! Expensive but worth every penny over 5 years ago

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    Wilderness safari is awesome and have different trips for every price range and type of experience you want to have there. The staff and guides are awesome!!! over 5 years ago

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    Moremi reserve is amazing, and of course a delta camp. The expensive camps are worth it but if that's too much, the game scout is the most important thing. about 5 years ago

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    Wilderness Safari. They give back to the communities about 5 years ago

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    Go on a Classic Tented, Boat Safari with www.okavangoriver.com You won't be sorry! over 4 years ago

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    You should use a booking agent (instead of a travel agent) you'll pick up a safari package for much cheaper. over 4 years ago

    Answered by Discover Africa via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Overlanding Africa is a booking agent. We offer trips from a variety of overland travel companies so we can get you the best trip to fit your budget without you having to trawl the internet and make 100 enquiries.

    Check out a few of your Botswana safari options: http://www.overlandingafrica.com/botswana/tours/all/?page=1 over 4 years ago

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