How many safari in Botswana companies have you come across when looking for an operator to organise your trip to Africa?
There are hundreds of them out there and no real way of knowing what kind of service they offer until you have been on safari with them yourself.
But what if you could get the independent opinion of others who have already been to Africa with that company and written a trip report about it? If they had a good experience with that operator then the chances are better that you will too.
So that's exactly what I've done. I've set up a top three company list from all the travel journals I find on the web and ones that are submitted to my African Safari Journals website. It's not foolproof, but it's better than booking with a company that you have virtually no knowledge about at all.
I also (more about me) keep my ear to the ground in travel industry exhibitions, forums, newsletters and travel magazines to find out who the cream of the crop in the safari in Botswana travel business is.
To compare apples with apples it is much more effective to rank operators by sorting them into three different rates categories. Low season rates can be about 25% less than high season rates. The rate indications below exclude international and inter-Africa airfares.
Out Of This World: Prices range from $800 upwards per person per night spent on safari.
Standard & Luxury: Between $400 and $800 per person per night spent on safari.
Budget (camping where applicable): Up to $400 per person per night spent on safari.
The companies are listed in no particular order other than alphabetical. Safari in Botswana trip reports and selected reviews from other websites form the basis for this ranking...
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