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.