This has been a dream come true for my husband and I and Andy at Drive Botswana had everything to do with making it happen! Thank you Andy!
We loved our vehicle and the tent and kitchen were comfy and well stocked with everything we needed. The orientation to the vehicle in Maun was good too. We did 50/50 lodges and camping and drove ourselves to all except the lodges we flew into of course. The campgrounds were rustic but adequate… the lodges were fantastic and a great respite especially in the heat we experienced in October 2021.
Andy did a great job arranging an itinerary that enabled us to experience the uniquely different parks about Botswana other than just the Delta itself; each offered something unique. Driving was quite the experience on the roads of Botswana but even I managed them once we’d got the hang of it, so don’t let that intimidate you.
The wild, wild, wild of this country stole my heart and I would go back tomorrow if I could.
We saw sooooooo much it was overwhelming… you must take a long telephoto lens and a beanbag to rest it on… you will regret it if you don’t.
Loved Camp Savuti where we witnessed a leopard kill…Loved Jacks Camp where we experienced sheer luxury…Loved Kwetsani – probably my favorite of all the Lodges…Loved every single minute of every single 22 days we were there…and we were so grateful for Andy who was there all along the way helping us make last minute changes to the itinerary and even going out of his way to accommodate us when our airline changed our flights and we needed two additional nights arranged.
If you’ve been thinking about this trip but hesitating, my best advice would be: “RUN, don’t walk… you will not regret it.”
We will be back…I’ve seen it in the dry season…now I want to see it flooded.