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I just came back from a week safari with Lelobu Safaris in Botswana and couldn't be happier. I'm not one of their employees or a personal friend, but just a very satisfied traveler who was lucky to choose them.

The safari was perfectly organized. 2 days at Oddsball Camp in the Okavango Delta, 3 days in the Khwai Development Trust and then the last couple of days in the Chobe National Park (Savuti and Riverfront).

We first took s scenic flight from Maun to Oddsball Camp. The setting there is…

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Hello,

I am planning a trip with my girlfriend in November and would really appreciate some advice from anyone who has travelled a similar route. The planned route is Maun - Kasane - Etosha - Skelton coast - Cape town - Durban.

I currently live in Botswana so i am fairly comfortable with where i want to go here but would love some advice on places to visit from kasane onwards.

Having never been to Namibia i know very little about it and would really appreciate advice as to the feasibility of…

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Cross-posted on Botswana and Namibia fora.

We are planning a trip which will include Botswana and Namibia.

We will need visas for both of these.

We have found good information on visas from various sources, however some key information seems impossible to track down:

1) How far ahead can we apply for visas for Botswana and for Namibia (e.g., for RSA it seems that it cannot be more than 35 days ahead)? This has obvious implications in terms of the overall trip timing.

2) What is the…

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I'm exploring the option of joining another person or small group for a ~10-14 day safari in November. I have offers for a private trip, but it'd be too expensive and lonely on my own. My dates in November are flexible.

Thanks, Matt

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Greetings fellow adventurers,
My husband and I are sketching in the details of our adventure to southern Africa. We are contemplating driving vs flying some legs of our journey. How are the roads and how long does it take to drive from Shakawe and Maun (Botswana)? We will be driving from Etosha. Is it worth doing on a self-drive truck with a tent over the top--has anyone done that or something similar? Thanks for your insights/suggestions...

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Hi,
I'll be with my family in kasane at the begining of august and we are undecided which the best camp site is.
We are traveling with a 4x4 with roof tents. As this is the start of our trip, the chobe river lodge camping seems a bit too luxurious. Ngina and Thebe are the two top candidates. Toro Safari Lodge appears to be closed at the moment.

Can anybody share their experience with camping in kasane?

Thanks
Karsten

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i plan to travel from joburg to windhoek in namibia by public transport in late august.
it is my first visit to southern africa.
i would appreciate any tips all you explorers out there might have.
cheers.

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Does anyone have information or know of a guide or best way to visit the Aha Hills, and perhaps visit the Xai Xai village? I have 2-3 days between safaris, in and out of Maun.

If you have other suggestions it would be great! In Maun for Bush safari, then Zambezi Classic Safari to Kasane, and back to Maun or somewhere else for a couple of days without a travel agent being involved.
Much appreciated!!

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I am a single, female traveler planning a first-time safari in September or October, but I can always go at another time. I am really torn between Tanzania and Botswana. I would be interested in doing a mobile safari if I went Botswana. My budget is around $9,000, including airfare. I don’t need anything fancy in terms of accommodation. I am really going there to just experience the beauty of nature.

On one hand, I feel that the varied landscape and large numbers of animals in Tanzania is…

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Hi!
Traveling solo, I'll arrive to Maun on August 4 at around 2 pm (on a short flight from Kasane). I'm scheduled to fly out of Maun (to Windhoek) on August 7 at around 6 pm.
My aim is to get to know some of the Okavango Delta region.
Clearly, I have only 2 full days (August 5 and 6) plus 1 half-day (August 7) to see some of its wonders!
Is it possible at all to join an organized 2-day tour of the Okavango Delta? Any indications?
How expensive would it be to fly over the Okavango Delta? What are the…