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A short report about a marvellous week in Botswana

Toula92122

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Interestingly enough Luxury Escapes is advertising a safari to Botswana so your report is timely for me. It seems to be a similar route to what you took including Victoria Falls Hotel with Belmond at other locations.
 

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Interestingly enough Luxury Escapes is advertising a safari to Botswana so your report is timely for me. It seems to be a similar route to what you took including Victoria Falls Hotel with Belmond at other locations.
Good to know, can you provide the link please?

thanks
 

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Then it was off to the Chobe Game Lodge an hour's flight north of the delta and on the Chobe river. Botswana has had a policy in place for a number of years to protect their game by declaring several large parks. We did not see the Kalahari in the south but, apparently that is a different environment again, They do not promote mass tourism but prefer fewer tourst whom can afford the costs, We are not high wealth individuals by any means but I would highly recommend finding the funds, if you can afford a trip to this country. There are numerous camps but all are small and exclusive - many nationalities but not many Asians.

The Chobe Game Lodge was bigger but followed the same basic itinerary, except we were called at 0500 for a 0600 departure and once we found game, there were many more vehicles from the Lodge and outside the park around the animals. I found this off-putting and hard on the animals but, if our guide did not come across a pride of lions, they have to rely on the radio to broadcast the morning news.

First the Lodge...

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Dinner is served. The food and wines were a step up from the Camps and served with flair, as you can see, but the romantic final night dinner by the lake would have been great with my wife but sort of lacked something with my son. We much preferred the upstairs bar with the full sized billiard table.

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This place looks awesome.
 

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