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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…

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Hi
I am thinking of visiting the Okavango Delta, but it seems rather complicated!
There are different areas and ways of visiting. What type of safari do you recommend
for someone who is travelling alone on public transport with a limited budget?
How much money and days am I thinking?
I found this:
https://maun-backpackers.com/mokoro-trips/

http://www.botswanabackpackertours.com/okavangobackpackers.htm

Is it reliable and which tour do you recommend?
Can I just show up, or would I need to book in…

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There isn’t an active forum right now for Botswana budget safaris but I can’t help but share the awesome experience my husband and I had on our 7D/6N Botswana Adventurer Safari.

Our background: We are a recently married couple in our 30’s. We consider ourselves adventurous and like to camp. We are okay with doing a little work to save a bit of money. We typically like more authentic experiences and being able to DIY and self-drive instead of go on organized tours.

Our experience: We loved our…

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We recently travelled through Botswana & had a not so fun experience with the Police at the Foot & Mouth checkpoint located 60km north of Nata or 240km south of Kasane. Here's how it played out so hopefully other traveller can avoid the same issue.
When you arrive at the Foot & Mouth checkpoints there will be two 'Stop' signs, make sure you stop at both even if there is a police officer standing at the second 'Stop' sign waving you to come forward. Stop at both of them. We did this, however…

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Hi guys,

I should have written this ages ago - just wanted to give a shout out to Drive Botswana who were fantastic arranging our trip last summer. We are a Canadian family of 4 (two adults, two kids aged (then)9 & 11) and after looking on Thorntree, contacting numerous companies, considering some self-drive and some tour options, eventually we settled on working with Drive Botswana to arrange our tour. Amazing.

We flew into Jo-burg, travelled north through eastern Botswana with our Hilux and…

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Route travelled: Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe-Kasane-Nata-Maun (for Okavango Delta)-Ghanzi-Charlstown (for Mamuna border post)-Gobabis, Namibia and on to Windhoek

Visited: Chobe NP and Okavango Delta

Travel period: Feb/Mar 2016

Our two regions we visited in Botswana were very beautiful. The Chobe boat trip was one of the best wildlife experiences we had outside of Serengeti. The Okavango Delta visit took place only because we happened to be in the region. It only gave us a flavour for things…

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I have never been on a safari. I plan to visit with my wife and 10 year old daughter and also possibly my parents. I was thinking of travelling around US thanksgiving holidays and hence late November. It seems to be the beginning of the rainy season there and warm and humid. Question gets asked so why Botswana for the first time and tbh I was thinking about it cause it seemed more secluded and combined different experiences including night safari, walking safari, mokoro, etc. We were looking at…