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...
Which One Would I Recommend?
I've been referring people to many of the above safari companies for the better part of twelve years now, and their track records have been proven over time.
They are all excellent at what they do but I've found over the years that some are stronger than others at certain things, so depending on your own unique safari requirements I can point you in the direction of the one that will be the best fit for you.
You are welcome to contact each one directly yourself if you want, but I can save you some time and effort by making a recommendation based on your own situation, and then I'll ask that company to send you a no-obligation quote/itinerary.
Find out what my recommended Botswana safari company for you is by completing the form on this page...
Other African Countries
Find out who the top three safari companies in Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Zambia are by requesting the list below.
It's broken down into four instalments over four days and includes a free e-book which will help improve your images on safari called "Better Safari Photography", a "what to pack" checklist, valuable safari tips to know before you go and a ticklist of all the animals you are likely to see on your trip.
So complete the form below to have the top three list and all the other information e-mailed to you...
African Safari Journals and Top Safari Guides Founder
'Better Safari Photography', 'Safari Journal Diary' and 'Guide Your Own Safari' eBooks Author