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Botswana Tour & Trip Reviews

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Geraldine

Aug 2019

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Above all else FUN TIME with guide

Botswana Adventure, August 2019. Loved: the trip, adventure, guide Tshepo, driver Moses. So informative, great culture immersion, great game viewing, fun accommodati...

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Carys

Jul 2019

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This was an amazing three week

This was an amazing three week journey across a beautiful part of Southern Africa. An excellent itinerary with lots of included activities. Lots of wildlife, scenery...

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Bruce

Jun 2019

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Appreciated efforts to be socially and environmentally

Our Botswana adventure was the best guided tour we have taken. It was our first with Intrepid and were impressed by the effort taken by our leader and driver to make...

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Bruce

Jun 2019

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Appreciated efforts to be socially and environmentally

Our Botswana adventure was the best guided tour we have taken. It was our first with Intrepid and were impressed by the effort taken by our leader and driver to make...

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Barry

May 2019

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Absolutely most authentic trip

Absolutely most authentic trip,very well informed,always very prompt ,great communication,safety the utmost importance on this Safari,excellent Safari tour guides. U...

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Kerry

Sep 2015

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The accommodation was wonderful, the safari elements

The accommodation was wonderful, the safari elements were amazing. My guide Trymore and driver Shadwick were brilliant and did a wonderful job looking after me and m...

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

One of the best African experiences!

I am an experienced Exodus/Africa client as I love both the continent and the Exodus tours I have completed there. This present tour was outstanding in the scope, ...

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Botswana & Zimbabwe Lodge Safari

This was a fantastic trip, helped by a great group of people. Both the guide and driver were very knowledable and we all learnt a lot. The long drives were helpe...

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Botswana & Zimbabwe Lodge Safari

This was our first trip to Africa and it far exceeded expectations. The itinerary was balanced and very well organised and we were fortunate to see a huge variety...

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

A fabulous African experience

A wonderfully varied trip which combines the comforts from home whilst giving you a real wildlife experience. The lodges were each unique in character and all very...

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Anonymous

Mar 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Safari at it's absolute best

Travelling with a group of friends who met in Botswana on a camping trip 7 years ago, and had so much fun and friendship that we decided to reunite the Botties for...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

It is an awesome trip with lots of memories

As mentioned in previous reviews it is a full on but very worthwhile trip. From start to finish there are so many experiences. It is a trip for you if you want ...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Unforgettable Trip

First time to Africa, didn’t know what to expect, but loved every minute, honestly cannot recommend enough. These are two very beautiful countries with such contra...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Beautiful Africa.

Safari means journey. This really was an intense journey through Botswana & Zimbabwe. But a journey with the added bonus of sightings along the way, magical bi...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Brilliant Safari

Botswana & Zimbabwe Lodge Safari is a brilliant holiday. Exodus have put together a great itinerary. The game walks and drives in Okavango Delta, Chobe, Matopo...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Great Holiday

A most interesting and enjoyable trip with good company and plenty of wildlife to see. The safaris enabled us to see lions on 3 separate occasions, a leopard up a ...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Swimming in the cool pools of the Okavango Delta

It was hot and sticky. But swimming in the Okavango Delta, cruising on the Chobe River, seeing a multitude of birds and hearing hippos in the distance made up for...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Amazing Adventure

It’s hard to put into words how amazing the Exodus’ Botswana & Zimbabwe Lodge Safari experience is. I knew this would be a trip with a difference, but this Afr...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Full on every fay

A full on safari/trip through Botswana and Zimbabwe - not for you if you need 10 hours sleep every night. The highlight without doubt is the trip via Mokorro canoe ...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Eletastic -more elephants than you can count.

If you love seeing wildlife up close and personal then this trip is for you. It visits some of the best national parks in two amazing countries with a bit of adde...

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Editor’s Take

What to Look for in Botswana Tour Reviews

Most trip reviews tend to focus on some or all of these 5 key areas, not all of which may be relevant to you: the tour guide, travel company, service level, country or countries traveled in, and the trip itinerary.

Remember, just because you see a 1 star review doesn’t necessarily mean that person disliked the country.

Many negative reviews for Botswana criticize the high costs of tours in Botswana. In order to balance tourism and conservation efforts, safaris in Botswana tend to be very expensive. Prices remain high so the country can maintain its protected spaces and support wildlife populations.

Even budget tours and safaris in Botswana may cost more than budget travel to other countries. If you are booking a tour to Botswana, keep in mind that safaris are generally more expensive than other types of travel due to the environmental impact of tourism in southern Africa. 

When reading Botswana tour reviews, be sure to note the type of tour that is being reviewed. Botswana safaris can range from budget to luxury; one reviewer raving about the accomodation on their luxury tour might not be helpful if you’re looking to book a camping safari. Also keep in mind that budget tours may require you to carry your own equipment or help with camp set-up and clean-up in exchange for a less expensive trip. 

When researching Botswana tours, also make sure that you understand the level of physical activity that is required for the tour. Some tours include activities such as hiking, horseback riding, and swimming. It may be frustrating for a traveler who does not enjoy or cannot perform these activities.

One common criticism of Botswana tours is that the daily drives between locations can be long and tiring. Keep in mind that if you book a tour traversing multiple countries, or even just visiting multiple locations within Botswana, there will be a significant amount of travel time. It may help to note the mode of transportation between destinations; a mokoro river cruise or private plane tour may be more exciting, albeit more expensive, than driving in a car. 

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