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Brave Africa

#32 of 102 Tours in Maun
Maun, Botswana
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About Brave Africa
Launched Aug 2019! Life favors the brave. Escape the ordinary to experience the extraordinary on an adventure safari with Brave Africa. We are a safari operator in Botswana, offering 7 and 10-day safari packages to the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, and Chobe National Park. Our mission is to offer a safari that's focused on spending as much time as possible on game drives & with the animals.
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Laurie wrote a review May 2020
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I was fortunate enough to travel as a solo traveler with Brave Africa in March 2020, when the bush was green and lush and I had the entire Brave Africa team all to myself! I felt totally spoiled by their generosity, hospitality and impeccable attention to details, on every count. The exquisite 3 room tents were cleaned and decorated, lovingly, the food delicious and abundant, the campsite comfortable and accommodating, with subtle solar lighted pathways and comfy furnishings throughout. The food and presentation of all consumables was out of this world...and I was not an easy customer in that respect, being plant-based. Rachel took such care to assure that NO item contained any animal products. Her skill in preparing meals for me that were delicious, nutritious and plentiful, with almost no duplication was astounding, considering I stayed with them out in the bush for almost 3 weeks! The safari part was something I couldn't have imagined in my wildest dreams. Wina is in a class ALL by himself, an expert tracker and naturalist who knew what seemed to me, everything about the bush. Everyday was a new and exciting adventure. It didn't matter at all that we were in 'Green' season and that all the bush was full and tall. He tracked dogs, cats, hyena, cheetah, leopard and spotted all the little birds and animals that I would never have seen, had I not been with such an accomplished guide. I got to spend quality time with all of the animals, including many elephants and hippos and lions, which meant a lot to me. Some of them, I got to know, as I saw them repeatedly in different situations. Wina cares about them all, so deeply. He educated me about everything that my endlessly curious mind wanted to know! I took many thousands of photos, some of them recently used in a CNN article about the safari industry. I simply did not want to leave after my initial 13 days were up, so I extended my trip and probably would have extended it again, had I not been literally forced to leave when the National Parks and entire country closed down to travel. I cannot write a review without mentioning the large staff. Every single one of them were one of the loveliest people I have ever met. They simply cared....about everything. They sang beautiful songs as a group, which I will never forget. They were genuinely interested in who I was and wanted to to know more. They smiled with such a genuineness that will bring me back to share more experiences with them, again. And when I needed to get home quickly, due to Coronavirus, everyone mobilized to make my journey safe and seamless, over and above what I could have asked for. This team is unusual and I will always be grateful for everything that they have done for me. I think that the safari experience is best had in campsites, not lodges in order to experience all the variety that the bush offers. After all, we travel a long way and usually not for very long. We got to move our campsites every 3 or 6 days and I loved each one more than the last (they are huge and spacious and private) ...the sounds of animals at night in their own territory meant that I never wanted to sleep! Only in Africa and only with Brave Africa....
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Responded May 5, 2020
Thank you so very much for your kind review of Brave Africa! We were so thrilled to have you with us for three weeks in March. It's a crazy time in the world with the coronavirus, but we're so glad that we were able to help you to get away from it all and enjoy the beauty of Botswana. You definitely had a trip of a lifetime! We'll be sure to pass along all of your kind comments to our team. They'll be so happy to hear from you. We hope you come back to visit us again soon.
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Jennifer A wrote a review Jan 2020
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Botswana was a truly beautiful country with incredible wildlife. I highly recommend Brave Africa for any future excursions. Their mobile safari campsites exceeded my expectations with relaxing comforts for the end of the day. We were given amazing, restaurant quality meals throughout the day. They had an incredible, welcoming and helpful staff, and an impeccable guide that shared his knowledge and skill that led to unforgettable sightings. Brave Africa provided a journey and memories that I will carry with me for a lifetime.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Braveafrica, Owner at Brave Africa
Responded Jan 16, 2020
Thanks, Jandy87! We're thrilled that Brave Africa was your choice for going on safari in Botswana. We'll let our Chef Rachel know how much you enjoyed her meals, and tell Wina that you loved his guiding. We agree that our staff is the best and we hope you'll come back soon and make more memories with us!
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Dan M wrote a review Dec 2019
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Amazing experience, phenomenal staff and I will be back for sure as soon as I am able. The mobile Safari aspect compared to the ones that do the stationary lodges is so fantastic. The beds were great in the tents, the food was just wow. Their chef not only prepared great dinners for us, but the lunches and daily made snacks were world class, even considering most other mobile safaris only give you a cheese sandwich. The getting up at 5am took a day or so to get used to but I got to see so much! Being surrounded by elephants, right next to lions, oryx, steambok, springbok, adorable jackals, zebras, Jaguar, giraffes ... and so so so many more majestic animals...just so amazing. I haven’t even gotten back to the US yet, but when I do I’ll post some of the great pics and videos. Wina and Tumo were more knowledgeable than I’d have ever imagined. If you’re looking to go on a true photo Safari, Brave Africa is the ONLY way to go and I promise it’s something you’ll cherish for the rest of your life. The Africa of today will not exist in 10-15 years so don’t wait too long.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Braveafrica, Owner at Brave Africa
Responded Jan 16, 2020
Thank you for your kind review, Manticyde! We're so glad you had an amazing time on safari with Brave Africa. We love that we helped safariing get into your blood, and we'd love to have you back during the dry season next time. We think you'd love it! Can't wait to see you then!
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Mylinh V wrote a review Nov 2019
Chandler, Arizona10 contributions4 helpful votes
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Even though I had reservations about the behaviors of wild animals before our Botswana Safari Camping trip with Brave Africa, they were quickly dispelled after we were picked up at Khwai River Landing Strip by Wina, our tour guild, in a Brave Africa safari vehicle and went directly into the bush to see the wildlife in actions even just for few hours before the Sunset on the first day. On that short trip we were able to see a variety of animals, thanks to Wina for his safari expertise of many years. We even saw a pride of lioness starting to waking up just right before sunset to prepare for a night of hunting. It took us about half an hour to forty five minutes to reach our campsite and to our surprise, the staff welcomed us with a wonderful song in their own language, accompanied with nice hot towels on the plate for everyone. The inviting campfire was there to warm up a chilly night. At the social dining tent we were brief with safety rules around the campsite and the all the staff was introduced so we can get to know them by the names and their function. And afterwards, our delicious sit down dinner was ready by Chef Rachel. Our personal tent had the luxury of a lodge: a warm king size bed, a flush toilet and an open-top bucket shower stall attached to the back of our tent —what a top notch Mobil Safari Camp by Brave Africa. I loved the warm bucket shower which prepared ahead by the staff, on the cool nights and before bedtime, I stepped out on our tent patio to do my brushing under the starry night. Love it!!! After a good night sleep, we got up before sunrise to get ready for a new day, another exciting adventure in the bush in Botswana. Breakfast was being set up close to the morning campfire with chairs around it. We left the camp right after breakfast, early every morning. There was always unknown elements in each day on our safari adventure. One day, we encountered an elephant walking by where our table was getting set up for lunch not too far from the river where he was heading. It was a breathtaking experience for all of us. While In the bush and on the safari vehicle, I never felt threatened by any wild animals like elephants, lions, hyenas or wild dogs and I know all of us felt the same way. We had many exciting breathtaking encounters with the wild animals during our 10-day safari adventure in beautiful Botswana, the Brave Africa’s staff was very courteous and friendly, and this was a once in a lifetime trip to remember. We will be back.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Braveafrica, Owner at Brave Africa
Responded Nov 8, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind review. We're so glad you had a great time with Brave Africa and really enjoyed our camp and the safari experience! Our goal is to make sure that every guest has a once-in-a-lifetime trip, and it sounds like that was the case for you. We'll be sure to let Rachel know you enjoyed her food and that Wina was a great guide. That makes us so happy. We loved having you and hope you'll come back out again for another trip. Every safari is unique, so you never know what you could see next time! "Escape the ordinary to experience the extraordinary. Life favors the brave!"
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Sheree F wrote a review Nov 2019
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I don’t even know where to start in describing our African adventure with Brave Africa. It’s been a month and I still can’t contain my awe and excitement. On our first day, we were 10 yards from a pride of 11 lionesses sunning themselves. 10 yards!!! The next day, we tracked one of two lion brothers and spent 45 minutes sitting in front of him. The pictures are unbelievable. Our 2nd camp site was by a river that had a resident male hippo and was a watering hole for dozens of elephants. It was a wonderful way to eat breakfast everyday – the baby elephants are so cute. We experienced a leopard AND cheetah, dazzles of zebras, water buffalos, wildebeests, towers of giraffes, crocodiles, tons of gorgeous birds, hyenas, warthogs, and did you know there are 23 types of antelope? How do I know there are 23 types of antelope – because of our fabulous guide Wina. He MADE the entire adventure. He was a walking Wikipedia with 3 years of schooling and 10 years of experience. I just can’t say enough about Wina. Besides his vast knowledge and charming personality, he always made our safety his top priority. Now to the Brave Africa mobile camp. Can I just say, I’m NOT a camper and have never once considered a camping vacation. Well, this is not camping and it’s even a step or two above glamping. The tents are huge with 3 separate sections and a covered porch-all divided by zippers. The front section holds 2 twin beds that can be converted into a king (with comforter, decorative pillows and throw, who does that on a safari??!!!), 2 nightstands, and a canvas floor and rugs. The next section holds the toilet! Yes, I said toilet. It’s a regular full-size toilet, a stand with for the wash basin, pitcher, hand soap, lotion, etc. and a closet. The back section is the outdoor shower (fully enclosed for privacy), with shampoo, conditioner and soap included (again, who experiences this while on safari in the middle of Africa??!!) Every morning we had a continental breakfast by the campfire (with the elephants and hippo), morning snack on the game drive, lunch (on a portable table, with chairs,tablecloth, silverware AND the animals), sunset snack and a 3-course dinner back at camp. Every night we sat by the fire listening to the visiting wildlife (hyenas, mating lions, hippos, baboons). The food was amazing, and the staff was outstanding. We even had DAILY laundry service. The Brave Africa staff was just lovely, so welcoming and accommodating. One final experience to share. We found a pack of wild dogs and followed them to an antelope kill. It was quite the experience. Wina had only seen 3 other kills in his 10 years of being a guide. Ok, one more moment to share. It was my birthday on the trip and the staff brought out a cake and sang the native birthday song. It was a very special gift for me. This doesn’t even begin to cover all the special moments we had or the close encounters with the animals. We’ll never forget this trip and can’t thank Brave Africa enough for the unbelievable experience. I would recommend them to anyone, any age, any adventure level. In my humble opinion - BRAVE AFRICA IS #1. Arizona, USA
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Braveafrica, Owner at Brave Africa
Responded Nov 8, 2019
Wow! Sounds like you got to enjoy some incredible animal sightings on your first safari with Brave Africa. Lions, leopard, and cheetah, you had it all! That's what we love to hear. Plus a wild dog kill is truly something special to witness, and we're so glad it happened for you. Thank you for your kind review. We're glad we were able to help you get over your fear of camping and enjoy something truly unique. We like to say that we're more of a mobile lodge than a camp, and we're glad you agree. Our goal is always to ensure our guests' comfort with outstanding service, so it's wonderful that you felt that way about Brave Africa. We can't wait to see you back in Botswana. We're thrilled to be your #1 choice!
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