BUDGET SAFARIS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

If you are a seasoned traveler in Southern Africa, you know if you want to go to Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, or South Africa.

Mokoru Okavango Delta, Botswana

Victoria Falls Zambia

Victoria Falls Zambia

Sani Pass, Lesotho

Drakensberg Range, South Africa

If you have decided upon Botswana, you may have already chosen between Chobe, Savute, Khwai, Moremi, Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi Pans, Nata bird sanctuary, Elephant Sands, Tshildo Hills or the Kalahari.

Giraffe, Chobe National Park

Wild Dogs, Khwai Botswana

Leopard Moremi Game Reserve

Cape Buffalo, Okavango Delta

Meerkat, Makgadikgadi Pans

Elephant Sands, Botswana

 You also probably know whether you want to go to the lodges, take a riverboat trip, kayak solo, do a guide-driven mobile safari or self-drive.  

If you’re on a budget, you need to have an answer to these questions because it could get expensive. If you don’t, perhaps my posts can help.

Botswana

June 2018

Understanding Botswana’s wildlife is synonymous with understanding its hydrologyRains from Angola’s highlands flood Botswana’s low areas.

Animals, both big and small roam everywhere. You just have to be patient and look.
During the dry season, animals beat down paths to waterholes that look like craters on a lunar landscape from the sky.

Elephants head in for water at remaining water holes, such as a Elephant Sands.

Where there is no longer water, lakes dry up and form salt pans.

Where there is a little water, life still survives.