As with most new places I travel to, I aim to have a clear mind and zero expectations. That way I eliminate any chance of disappointment.
However, rest assured that Botswana will not disappoint. I was blown away as I developed our new Botswana Safari experience, which also includes Victoria Falls for 2022. I can honestly say that this adventure was over the top in every way possible.
The island that you see is just a slice of what was overtaken with at least 300 hundred Cape Buffalo. And no, I’m not exaggerating. If I was wise enough to bring a better camera I would have better photos to share.
Trisha’s Botswana Tip 1: Bring a better camera.
The Okavango Delta
I have never received a warmer welcome than when I arrived in The Delta. You could feel the warmth and excitement of the staff finally seeing guests after being closed down for over a year. The staff was abuzz with the energy and thrill of being back to doing what they enjoy.
Did I mention that Kudus are my favorite antelopes? Because they are, I absolutely love their markings and the males have amazing spiral horns that are gorgeous! I was so geeked out when I discovered a herd right outside my front door!
The Roar of a Pride – Sound on
I will admit, there was a bit of fear in me as I sat so close to this pride and listened to them. We had been looking for this particular pride of 8 all day, it was pretty great to finally track them down. They put on quite a show before wandering off into the distance.
I’ve never met an elephant I didn’t like. This guy was just relaxing by the roadside. He was just screaming for his photo to be taken. Such a poser.
I tend to struggle with bird viewing. Maybe it’s my bad eyesight. Maybe it’s the overwhelming number of species that I can’t begin to remember them all. However, something about the birds on this adventure kept me interested. This hornbill loved to perch in this tree outside the lodge.
Botswana is truly a one-of-a-kind destination. So unique and inspiring. The people, wildlife, and the amazing level of treatment made this a wonderful place to visit.
Click here to read about our Botswana Tour