Sunday, January 22, 2017

Talking about Okavango, Botswana

We talked about Botswana with Tali, who lives in this country. Nature is the main sightseeing in Botswana.
Okavango recently named as the one of the best tourist destination for tourists in Africa.

Okavango Delta

We can see elephants here and tourists who came on the special car (safari drive).
Tali believes that it is not a dangerous adventure. These are animals are not harmful. You can watch even lions closely but you go always with the tour guide who has a gun or other special equipment in his hands for protecting tourists. It is a very save-excursion because you always have somebody to protect you.

Hippopotamus are dangerous but they live in a natural habitat, they are not aggressive, they don’t pay attention to tourists.

This tour looks a very attractive. Botswana is not a very rich country and this tour is rather affordable.
The best time for visit Okavango Delta would be in November-December-January.
Winter season is the best time to visit Botswana (before the rainfall season). Tourists can admire looking for a lot of grass, a lot of animals. Animals are attracted by water and food.

One practical advice:
If you go to Botswana for safari, choose the hotel, not in the capital city Gaborone (it is located 10 hours drive by car from Okavango). The best hotels we can find around Okavango area, one of the best choices could be Duba Plains.

Here the link to the article from The Telegraph about this place:

They provide you the tent, you can sleep there. You can enjoy seeing the sunset, magnetic, beautiful landscapes. it is a very romantic option to stay and less expensive than being in a hotel.

I checked the price for a return trip from Moscow to Gaborone, Botswana. Here is the result: $770!

Considering the trend of decreasing prices for flights in the future, it's time to prepare for the trip.

We had this conversation with teacher Tali during the class on

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