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Bush Travellers Safari

london
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Bush Travellers Safari

Hi, has anyone used Bush Travellers Safari for a tour of Botswana? We would like your feed back - good or bad if you have, as we are looking to book a tour with them for later this year.

Thanks in advance for your comments.

K

pluman
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Have you been able to find out anything about them? Thanks!

Cape Town
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2. Re: Bush Travellers Safari

Never heard of them. Where in Botswana do you want to go? do you want to do a guided tour, 4x4 safari or maybe a fly in safari? there are options available.

pluman
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I want to do a short, less than a week, guided camping (read: as cheap as possible) tour that would cover Moremi and Chobe. Audi camp rates are decent, but maybe there is something even simpler.

Maun
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4. Re: Bush Travellers Safari

There is a new trip that has been recently launched by a reputable company called Botswana Adventurer that aimed at budget travellers wanting to get into the bush. It is 6 nights and departs every Thursday with a minimum of 2 guests from Kasane $995 USD.

1 night Kasane/Chobe

1 night Savute

1 night Moremi

2 nights Maun with full day trip to Okavango Delta

1 night Makgadikgadi

Ends Kasane

You would have no problem going with these guys in terms of reliability, Clint Geilink is the owner and he started Game Trails years ago, has downscaled these days and now just does tailor made and budget trips.

Kind Regards

Erica

Safari Specialists

Cape Town
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Camps like Audi are not in the Delta, cheap to stay at, but they still have to charge quite a bit to take you into Moremi for example. Dont think there is anything cheaper than Audi, Croc or Sitatunga. These camps also have problems with security sometimes and are noisy at night. Erica has mentioned Clint Geilink, I would definately suggest Clint for a great quality mobile safari, you wont be disappointed. To visit the Okavango on a really tight budget is not worth it in my opinion, save a bit longer and make it worth it I would suggest. There are really good fly in safaris available for around $1500 - $1700 for 5 days, this is fully inclusive of good quality accommodatyion in Chobe, secluded tented accommodation within the actual Moremi Reserve, all meals, all game viewing activities (guided) and even your alcohol. This also includes your light aircraft flights from Chobe to Moremi, and from Moremi to Maun. A mobile or fly in safari is the way to go if you want to have a proper experience and go home with memmories to last a lifetime!

pluman
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Thank you, SafariChief, I certainly appreciate your advice. I didn't mean Audi camp itself, but rather mobile safaris that they organize. I personally can not afford it, but out of curiosity, which company charges only $1500 for 5-day fly-in safari? Seems cheap for this kind of service.

Cape Town
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Hey Pluman, your welcome mate. We were a group of 7 that did a 5 day fly in safari during February this year. We got an excellent deal from a company called the Fly in Safari Company, got a referral from some friends who used them last year on a fully guided fly in safari doing Botswana, Zambia and Malawi. Our trip started in Kasane, we did Chobe for 2 days and then took a light aircraft flight from Kasane to the Okavango Delta (Moremi) for 2 days. From Moremi we took our final light aircraft flight to Maun where our trip ended. They can also do it in reverse, but we came from the Vic Falls so it was very convenient to start in Kasane. We originally planned to only go in July, but the price was roughly $1700 for July because its high season, so we went in February and got a cheaper low season deal for $1500 per person. Excellent tour, 4 star accommodation including all game viewing activities (guided) and meals. It even included our alcohol in the Delta and they gave us each a Fly in Safari Co. T-shirt. The service from the Fly in Safari Company was outstanding and I highly recommend them. We originally wanted to do a 4x4 mobile safari, Clint Geilink came very highly recommended, but due to a back operation my mother had last year we decided against it and did the fly in safari, was priceless in the end. Some years ago I went on a camping excursion with Delta Rain (Maun), was very affordable, but we had to take all our own equipment and food with us. Only thing I didnt like about Delta Rain is that I got the feeling we didnt go very far into the Delta, we saw cattle close by the area we camped at and we had to make our own meals, but had an excellent time nonetheless. My parents live in Botswana and we visit once a year, allthough our last trip was only 5 days, it was certainly one of our best Botswana experiences and I will use the Fly in Safari Co. again. In the future I want to go on safari with Clint Geilink, apparently he is the bomb with mobile safaris, so I suggest you look into this if you want to go mobile. I know Botswana very well, so would gladly assist with info if I can. All the best and I truly hope you find something you like.

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