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Can anyone inform us if it's save to travel by own car, only 2 adults and one dog through Botswana.
We're traveling from South Africa to Zambia, crossing Botswana.
Thx, Emmy and Steff

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Car Rentals

Has anyone rented a car in Kasane and dropped it off in Maun without having to pay a drop off charge? Avis, for example, charges $166 to drop a car off in Maun even though they rent cars in both places and that route is well travelled.

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Hello all!
We are a couple planning a self drive in Botswana for 8 days. After that we fly to Mozambique for a few days.
From my research and our adventurous mind, we want to do a self drive with no tour operators or guides, camping, cooking ourselves and keep it as low cost as possible.
So far I found out it's cheaper to rent a 4x4 + self drive safari + camp, than a normal sedan car + camp + safari with a day tour. What do you think?
And it's more fun to do it yourself right? (although I saw some…

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Hi dear people!
I am quite a big traveller, had been to 130 nations around the word but not so many in Africa, only 13. The main reason is because I usually travel alone and the costs in Africa are so big (or so I think...). I am now planning a trip to southern Africa and for me the Okavango Delta is something not to miss.The question is clear:
Based in Maun how many days I should spend for a fair visit to the Okavango Delta? May be one day or two days safari? At what price? Both are important to…

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I am travelling to Botswana, Okanvango Delta in September. I would like to do a week safari on water via canoe. I prefer to avoid the usual camps. Does anyone know of guides who would do this? I am travelling solo, but dont mind travelling on water with a small group 2-4 folks. I am a Naturalist.

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Hi guys,
we are planning a trip overland by truck from Victoria Falls to Cape Town through Botswana and Namibia. We’d like to start our journey around middle of January and it will take us almost 1 month.
Here is our itinerary, more or less this is what we’d love to do:

Johannesburg – Victoria falls
Victoria falls - Kasane
Kasane Chobe National park – Nata –Kubu Island
Kubu Island – Gweta (Planet Baobab) - Maun
Maun
Maun – Moremi game reserve
Maun –borders Namibia – Popa Falls – Rundu
Rundu –…

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Hi! Friends and I will be traveling through Botswana (and Namibia) in July. We're used to planning things really last minute ... y'know, show up, see who has spots still available, and negotiate a price then. Maybe stick around a few days until there's a trip with spots available. However, I'm told that's not the wisest course of action in Botswana and Namibia, though. If we want to have decent housing, get on a safari for a few nights, or basically anything else ... that we need to book ahead…

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My family and I booked a safari from Maun to Kasane, and we have 2 days to do an afternoon (Sunset) cruise on Chobe River, but cannot seem to find a provider in advance. I understand there are many sizes of boats and many price ranges. Also need transport from Kasane to Vic Falls early next morning. Can anyone offer suggestions?

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Hi guys,
I'm going to Southern Africa in Dec/Jan for visiting friends. We aren't that interested in safaris or observing fauna/flora (more into culture, people, landscapes, cities and hiking/trekking). What do you recommend in Botswana? (we are going to South Africa, Mozambique, Victoria Falls, Namibia and found great things to visit in all these countries, but not in Bots!)
Thx a lot!
Cássio

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Hi Everybody,

I will be in northern Botswana with my wife for 7-8 days, and am trying to plan an itinerary. I will land in Maun around the middle of August and would like to end the week in Kasane. I'm planning to visit the Chobe Riverfront with a local tour at the end of the trip on a day-trip from Kasane.

I would like the spend the rest of the time on a safari between the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, and the Savuti area of Chobe National Park. After reading a bit, it seems like that…