Planning a wildlife safari adventure can be a daunting task because when it comes to Botswana and the Okavango Delta, you are so spoilt for choice that you end up overwhelmed and don’t know what to do. The good thing though, is that there is so much to choose from that you are bound to have a find something good, whatever you decide to do.
Before you start booking anything, decide what kind of holiday you would like. Are you an active person that would be interested in hiking and biking? Are you adventurous and would want to do horseback safaris? Or would you be happy to sip on something cold during a game drive? Your answers to these questions will greatly influence your holiday so choose wisely.
Your next step is to look at the logistics and compile a budget. How long can you go away for? How would you like to travel, driving or flying? How long will it take you to get there? You need to make a realistic budget to include travelling, food, stopovers if needed, accommodation, spending money and travel insurance. Once you know what you can afford, choosing where to stay and what to do will be easy.
Now it’s time for research and serious decisions. Look up the places available and make a list of what each one offers and what excites you about each one. Find out what activities are available in those areas and which of these you would like to do. Once you have a list and everything is in front of you, it will be easy to compare and make an informed decision. Start making an itinerary of what you want to do each day.
Book your accommodation as early as possible; some places will give you a discount if you pay the full amount in advance. Take note of any cancellation fees or any added costs so that you aren’t left with any unexpected knocks to your budget. If any activities on your itinerary need to be pre-booked or have a deposit paid, do so as early as possible to avoid any disappointments.
Of course, there is also the option of using a safari travel company, such as Liquid Giraffe. They have been in the business for a decade and have first-hand knowledge and remain current on all travel requirements for a proper Botswana safari. They offer luxury safari adventures and are known for their hassle-free travel and first-rate guiding and safari activities. Liquid Giraffe focuses on the needs and wants of their clients, giving them a dream holiday every time.
A wildlife safari is a memorable experience no matter where you decide to go or what you decide to do, but a safari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta is sure to be unique. As soon as you get home, you will want to start planning the next one.