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Botswana vs. Tanzania

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Botswana vs. Tanzania

Hi,

We are planning a safari trip for about a week at the end of Sept, but would also like to cover Cape Town after the end of the week safari. Cape Town is rather difficult and long to get to from Tanzania, so was considering a safari in Botswana. Is this is good option for that time of the year? Any opinions on Tanzania vs. Botswana? And any reviews on Cape Town?

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1. Re: Botswana vs. Tanzania

Both are superb safari destinations.

I think you would be mad to visit Cape Town and Tanzania in the same trip.

I've heard there will soon be direct flights - Botswana / Cape Town, but otherwise you would go via Johannesburg.

Have you considered a safari in South Africa? Kruger is pretty good too.

Cape Town is one of the worlds best cities, and it has a forum to itself if you want more information....

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2. Re: Botswana vs. Tanzania

You may want to consider South Luangwa NP (Zambia) and Mana Pools (Zimbabwe). Sept is a dynamite time to visit those parks.

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3. Re: Botswana vs. Tanzania

I think you've had some fairly sensible comments on this on the Tanzania branch.

I agree you'd be mad to try and combine Cape Town and Tanzania so either drop Cape Town or pick a Southern African safari destination.

Botswana is very expensive and the time period you are looking at is high season. So if budget is an issue look at, well, just about anywhere else- South Africa itself and Zimbabwe is a good idea . I love South Luangwa but I think it is pushing it in terms of distance from Cape Town.

I note you only have a week for the safari- you could easily spend that in 2 different camps in the Kruger area, or in Zim you could combine Hwange and Mana Pools and a night or 2 at Vic Falls.

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4. Re: Botswana vs. Tanzania

Thank you for your advise! I think we will not do Cape Town with Tanzania combined but still trying to figure out another itinerary that is more suitable. Thanks again!

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