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Okavango on mid price budget.

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Okavango on mid price budget.

My wife and I are revisiting Botswana Late September / early October, returning first to the Eastern strip where we worked in the 1970s. We would love to see the Okavano which is a bit more accessable now than it used to be, but are put off at the $1000+ per night charges of many of the camps. Now in our 60s real camping and floor mattresses don't appeal either. So can anyone recommend a value way of getting some of the Okavango experience on a budget of around £1200 ($2000) each for 6-8 nights. (Budget excludes costs of getting to/from Maun which are covered elsewhere)

Having lived in Africa previously we aren't on a "big six" type count. We saw plenty of Animals in Wankie (Hwangie) Park. We are looking for the peace with water, animals and birds that Okavango appears to offer, and hoping that some operators are reducing prices a bit in these financially troubled times.

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1. Re: Okavango on mid price budget.

Have a look at this website. Although the site is aimed at self drive primarily, it has a lot of budget and mid range accommodations in it: …webs.com/campsitesaccomodations.htm

If you are flexible and willing to risk travel without making reservations till you arrive, there are other options available which are quite amazing.


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2. Re: Okavango on mid price budget.

I recommend www.bushcampsafaris.com for the delta. WE slept in tents. However, we were on cots, with 2" thick foam, then a sleeping bag. It was comfortable and I have no doubt in my mind that Eric at Bush Camp can throw in a couple more layers of foam to make it comfortable.

Pricing will be no problem with Bush Camp It is efficiently run and we had excellent guides at a reasonable price. I posted a full account of our trip in a separate account.

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