Botswana's success in wildlife conservation has been a result of a
low population density, and a focus on low impact, high value tourism.
This quality comes at a cost and is why 5 and 6 star safari lodges will
run $850 - $2000 per person per night. More affordable options do
exist, and a fabulour experience can be had if you are willing to
surrender some luxury frills. The following are some recommended more affordable
safari options in
For overland safaris:
day Botswana Overland Safari -
€1795 departing every Saturday. Drifters has been operating
"roughing it" adventure tours in Botswana for several decades now.
Well equiped, well guided, but basic camping and you will be
expected to help out with camp chores. itineraries are
Safari Guide Services - Superb
semi-custom and custom overland safaris from basic to moderate
luxury levels. Great flexibility. For an extended safari in
the Okavango / Moremi area prices range from
For permanent camps at more affordable prices:
Value Safaris - An
exciting new venture by some of Botswana's most experienced safari
Planet Baobab - Uncharted
Africa's relaxed and exciting camp on the edge of the Makgadikgadi
Plains offering day safaris to the Makgadikgadi and N'xai Pans.
It is an unbeatable deal for this beautiful edge of the world that
must not be missed.
Desert and Delta Safari Lodges
- This is an excellent group of camps with fabulous guiding.
They are more affordable because camps are located in more
accessible parts of the Moremi and Chobe Game reserves rather than
exclusively on private concessions.
Five Rivers Safari - A
fabulous deal on safari lodges in the Okavango / Moremi / Linyanti /
Chobe areas during the "secret season" December - March. These are
top end five to six star camps. This is the "rainy" season in
Botswana and game is dispersed in search of fresh garss - just the
time to visit N'xai Pan or the Central Kalahari Reserve
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