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Botswana's Wild Kingdom

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1. Posted by yuanw (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

has anyone been there?

2. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

I was just there last year. It was really incredible! I feel privledged to be been fortunate enough to have such a special place. I think Botswana (because so many areas are very unspoiled) gives you a true feeling of what it must have been like to have visited Africa 50-75 years ago. Except know you don't need to sleep in a tent .

From my travel log: " Spent 2 weeks in Botswana, the highlight being the time I spent in the Okavango Delta (especially in the Moremi wildlife preserve, saw the big five in less than a 24 hour period). Also visited Duba Plains (lots of Lions) and Mashatu in the Tuli Circle (Elephants everywhere)."

The really cool thing is how unspoiled it is. And also not overrun with tourists like parts of East Africa have been.

Why do you ask? Are you thinking of going there?

3. Posted by Rocbrother (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

I have been there 2 times, both times travelling with a small group with our own vehicles and camping all the way. My favourite place was the Central Khalahari Game reserve. I cant really discribe it, but you can go for days without seeing any other people, very peacfull and away from civilization indeed.

In the North you can visit the Okovango Delta, or you can go to Kasane and go on a river camp on the mighty Zambezi (fishing, sunset cruzes game walks).

I have been on self help tours, but there are safari operators just about everywhere. Guided tours a very common and can be very informative and entertaining aswell.

4. Posted by kevstump (Full Member 123 posts) 11y

I went there last year to moremi and the okavango delta. it is awesome camping out in game reserves with hyena's and monkeys stealing food off you and the likes!!!

Namibia is also a brilliant place to go if you like safaris, especially etosha NP.

We also made a 2 day detour through bushmanland!! not very well travelled, but an amazing adventure nonetheless. If you like elephants, this is the place for you. I also saw my only leopard in this NP. Think its official name is Khaadoum NP. Make sure you have a strong back if you go as the roads are the bumpiest i have ever experienced by quite some way. you have to see it to believe it!