Staff were very friendly and helpful. Directions on the internet are terrible - it is actually quite easy to find! The main issue that needs to be changed is the light bulbs. The dining room is so dingy you can hardly see the food and the light bulbs everywhere attract large numbers of moths, which land in your food and in your bathroom.
The best thing about Boteti are the guide (Degree) and the staff! Botswana is in the middle of a drought, so there is no water in the Boteti River, so that was disappointing. The room/cabin I had was adequate. There is no wifi, which is pretty stressful when you're traveling solo. Food = okay; hot food was never really hot and cold foods were usually warm which wasn't very appetizing. But...the staff were amazing which made up for a lot.
Our stay on the campsite was ok, the boteti river had no water, so we probably missed a big part of the attraction of the location. The worst part: I booked the stay three month in advance and payed via WorldRemit. I got a confirmation twice that the money arrived on there bank account from my bank but they keep on telling me that they didn’t get a payment. Therefore I had to pay a second time the day I arrived and I’m still waiting for a solution.
Boteti River Camp is the perfect place to start a safari in Botswana, because it it only a 1,5h-drive from Maun. We spent the whole three christmas-days 2019 in the Boteti River Camp and we really enjoyed it. Great service, great food, comfortable huts and a beautiful viewing platform with fatnastic view to the Boteti River and the animals there. And not to forget a nice pool to cool down a bit, after the game-drive. Especially the kids loved it!!! The place is also great for families with small kids, because it is surrounded by a fence. The Camp is close to the entrance of the Makgadikgadi-Pans-Nationalpark, where we have seen lots of animals. During our first game rive we have seen more than hundreds of elefants playing and drinking in the Boteti River, or what is left of him. We had also three lions on our second day. Landscape ist also very exiting!!! …
Boteti river camp recently took over Tiaans camp. The DBB rates have increased times 4,and the service offered has not. Accommodation is still pretty basic, and the set menu for dinner is disappointing. We were served chicken, which was undercooked and had to be sent back to the kitchen, the dessert was a malva pudding which was certainly not fresh. When it was still Tiaans the camp provided reasonable value for money