BOTSWANA TRAVEL: SAFARI TIPS & ADVICE

Botswana Travel Tips and safari advice.
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« TRAVEL TIPS FOR PLANNING A TOUR TO BOTSWANA »

Realize considerable savings by booking on-line - find an operator you trust and back this up with calls or correspondence to their past clients.
Key to a successful safari is research - find out which areas appeal to you and consider your budget carefully. An accurate idea of your requirements helps a safari consultant provide the correct solution for you.
Arrangements well in advance of your arrival = a wider choice & availability and superior options.
What are your expectations? Total immersion in the wilds or a relaxed, easy vacation - or something in between? Botswana offers everything from participatory camping safaris to thoroughly indulgent 5 star camps.
Decide whether you wish to travel alone - or are you comfortable in a group?
Establish basic idea of parks and regions you want to visit - look at the wide diversity of habitat Botswana offers.
Take note of the seasons - both climatic and touristic.

Dry seasons (April - September) provide best game viewing opportunities. Flying on charter aircraft between lodges saves a lot of time, but road transportation allows a close up view of more of the country.

Safaris can be demanding - allow yourself an overnight in a city if necessary to refresh yourself. Prevent getting exhausted.