Trying to arrange a safari to Botswana is driving me nuts.I am a semi professional photographer travelling solo. I have my dates (5-22 November 2013), I know where I want to go, the Linyanti / Savuti area. I'd prefer to stay in lodges or permanent camps so I can concentrate on the photography. I need time on the ground for the photography.so whats the problem?
A) fly in safaris are a problem because of weight, I'm a big one and over the 95kg weight limit for passengers plus my photographic equipment takes up all my 20kg baggage allowance so I have to buy an extra seat adding to the expense.
B) why do they keep bouncing you all over the country?
C)I'm having trouble getting time on the ground,I am being quoted 7 days (read 5days on the ground) or 9 days (read 7) I can't seem to find anything longer. Botswana's a long way to go for a week!
D) I know Botswana's expensive but the prices I'm being quoted are making my eyes water!
E) I have a resonable budget for this trip but trying to get value for the price.
Anybody got any ideas?