Botswana Journals

Botswana Safari Adventure

A July 2003 trip to Botswana by raycarstairs

Grazing Hippos Photo, Botswana, Africa More Photos
Quote: Botswana is a country of big skies and vast tracts of desert and savanna. The sense of space is fantastic and the animal viewing quite incredible.

Botswana Safari Adventure

Overview

Grazing Hippos Photo, Botswana, Africa
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Our weeklong journey through Botswana traversed the northern plains of savanna and the outskirts of the Kalahari Desert en route to Namibia. We were lead to believe that Botswana was primarily geared towards the wealthy traveller. However, we travelled on an overland truck with Absolute Africa and the trip was geared towards travellers on a fairly strict budget. The highlight of any trip to northern Botswana is undoubtedly the Okavango Delta and Moremi Wildlife Reserve where you can view wildlife at close quarters in it's natural habitat without feeling you're in a park or reserve. Equally fantastic is the Chobe National Park, which boasts an enormous variety of creatures in a magnificent rivers...Read More
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Chobe Safari Lodge is located in Botswana, just a mere five-minute drive from the Chobe National Park. This 110-bed safari lodge overlooks the perennial Chobe River and Caprivi floodplains.

Chobe Safari Lodge is ideally situated for exploration of the surrounding areas and is only 80km (49.7 miles) from the Victoria Falls, 5km (3.1 miles) from the Kasane International Airport, adjacent to the village of Kasane and situated at the entrance of the world famous Chobe National Park.

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Chobe Safari Lodge
Border of Chobe National Park
Kasane, Botswana
(267) 625 0 336

Okavango Delta

Attraction

Mokoros Photo, Botswana, Africa
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The Okavango River Delta is a rather bizarre phenomenon in which a major mountain fed river reaches the vast tracts of the Kalahari and disperses into the floodplain in a maze of delta channels which are eventually consumed by the desert. Within the desert, the channels of the delta attract an abundance of animal and bird life -- so much for deserts being devoid of life. We stayed three nights in the heart of the delta, reached by Mokoro, a hollowed out tree trunk which serves as a primitive canoe. During our stay, locals took us on dawn and dusk forays into the delta land, tracking game of all shapes and sizes. This gave fantastic opportunities to get very close to the animals, even ...Read More

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Game Drive (on foot)

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Attraction

Okavango Croc Photo, Botswana, Africa
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There's nothing quite like the thrill of seeing animals, in Africa in the wild whilst on foot. A game drive in the Okavango Delta starts at 5am where after a brief breakfast of hot tea to warm you up from the chill of the desert night, you set out on foot into the heart of the delta in search of animal life in its natural habitat. Our early morning winter walks were long and arduous (the temperature ranging from a bitter -5 Celcius to more than 35+), but believe me, the spectacle was well worth it. Our local guide was a wealth of knowledge about animals, plants, and birds and tracked game of all shapes and sizes, taking us as close as was safely possible. We managed to secure close up...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 6, 2004