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.

Red Lechwe, endemic antelope, in Chobe National Park

Wild Dogs, Khwai Botswana

Leopard Moremi Game Reserve

Dancing in Okavango Delta

Living in the Okavango Delta is challenging. Goods are flown or shipped in. But huts are neat and cared for.

Okavango Delta huts with garden and solar.

Cooking within fence but outside hut.

Clothes, food, and other supplies must fit in a one room hut.

Bed with decorations surrounding it.

The east side of Botswana is less frequently traveled. But it has a charming character and a paved road.

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.  Selfdrive safari: independence not luxury.

But be careful. The sandy road is sometimes more than a foot deep and difficult to drive through. Fourwheel drive is needed, and even then it’s tough driving.

If you’re on a budget, and don’t know what kind of safari you want, it could get expensive. I suggest you find a copy of Andy and Lorrain Tinkers maps. 

I found my copy once I arrived in Africa. They’ve published books on all the South African countries. But if you can get one before you leave, it shows the names of accommodations (both lodges and camps) with websites, phone numbers, emails that you can contact to get prices and make reservations in advance. The maps provide information on waterholes, river crossings, dirt vs paved roads, hours of park openings, pus more. And the drawings of the birds and wildlife are so good, you can leave your wildlife books at home.

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