”If you have never been to Botswana, ask yourself why not? And if you have, come back as soon as possible to witness the incredible wildlife,” these words from a fellow passenger sums up exactly what this country has to offer.
Botswana is currently in the midst of a drought, which has drastically changed the landscape of the once-filled Okavango Delta. However, this has opened up areas, which haven’t been accessible before, resulting in exceptional game viewing at the moment. In the over twenty years I’ve been going on safari, the last 7 days in Botswana, has been the best game viewing I’ve ever seen. We saw leopard and lions every single day, with plenty of sightings of white and black rhino, huge herds of elephant and hyena with pups.
The diversity of the area is still visible, despite the drought and the teams on the ground are working extra hard to make your safari exceptional with longer game drives and special stops for breakfast and sun-downers.
In my view, Botswana remains the most private safari destination, while still offering exceptional game viewing. Many times, our vehicle was the only one in sight; and although sometimes it was harder to track the game, we were always rewarded with magnificent wildlife.
My travelling buddy and I stayed at &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge,&Beyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp, Sanctuary Chief’s Camp and &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp