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Pilanesberg National Park Safari from Johannesburg
"The Pilanesberg National Park is the the fourth largest National Park in Southern Africa covering an area of 58 000 hectares and is less than 2 hours drive from Pretoria / Johannesburg. Encircling this unique area are four rings of hills a geological fascinating alkaline complex produced by volcanic action some 1.2 billion years ago. The park boasts a healthy populations of lion leopard black and white rhino elephant and buffalo - Africa's Big Five. There is a wide variety of rare common species.A few of the endemic species that may be seen are the nocturnal brown hyena the fleet-footed cheetah the majestic sable
From ZAR2,628.00
 
Pilanesberg Day Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria
"The route to Pilanesberg passes through the most scenic areas of the region and passed many of its best known tourist attractions. It takes around 2.5 to 3 hours to get there from Johannesburg and about 2 hours from Pretoria. For most of the you will ride in a 4x4 SUV this is the best possible vehicle to use as they have big opening windows and sunroof. The SUV's have a high viewing position and can go to parts of the reserve where ordinary vehicles cannot go. You will spend 6 - 7 hours in the reserve (5 or more of th leopard and other predators. Pilanesberg is probably one of the best places left in Africa for seeing the black and white rhino in the wild. But the reserve is also home to hippo hyena african buffalo zebra
From ZAR2,845.00
 
Pilanesberg Game Reserve Full-Day Tour from Johannesburg
"Adjacent to Sun City is the beautiful Pilanesberg National Park - one of the largest in South Africa. The park covers an area of 55 000-hectares and its plains are rich and fertile as they were once part of a now extinct volcanic crater. Majestic and therefore both types of vegetation are found. Pilanesberg National Park is home to all of the Big Five and other large game including giraffe hippo zebra and crocodile as well as an extreme diversity of birdlife (over 300 species have been recorded). A visit to the park is always rewarding! There are a number of hides and picnic spots to stop and stretch your legs.Depart Johannesburg in the early morning and tr meet up with your touring vehicle and continue on a drive through the park for the remainder of the day."""
From ZAR2,235.00

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What to Pack

Pula Currency

The Botswanan currency is Pula. One US$ is roughly 9.5 Pula, one Euro is approximately 12 Pula. Unlike in other countries in the area, it is the only accepted currency so you will have to exchange or...
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Go ahead... pack the sink.

Let's face it, Africa is an amazing place, but it's not always as refined as the US or Europe. A rolling bag just isn't practical in many places in Africa, and Botswana is no different. Especially if...
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BANDAGES

Botswana seems to have the most sharp pointy thorn trees in the world. One way or another you are going to pick up scratches, possibly some bad ones. Foraging for firewood or just walking around at...
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Wind-up (battery-less) torch

Frequent power cuts in Botswana and not to mention helping you make your way back to accommodation in the dark, find your shoes in the dark etc... I cannot recommend taking one of these bad boys...
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Binoculars for close encounters

Binoculars are a very important accessory for a Botswana safari. It is very frustrating missing out on a cheetah hunt or lion kill just because you forgot to bring binoculars!Ensure the one you...
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General

Make them the soft type, always best for safari holidays Good walking shoes, flip flops to wear in the ablution blocksIn winter a jacket will be required for evenings and early mornings.Safari clothes...
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Things for Botswana

Pack concisely. Bags most have durable and flexible sides. Don't pack to much white for game viewing, this includes this white socks. Get the small approximately 4 ounces container of cutter with the...
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Packing for self-drive camping trip in Botswana

If you are doing fly-in trips on the little Sesna planes from lodge to lodge the expectation is that the lodges provide you with everything you need from toiletries to doing your laundry, so you...
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Antimalarials a must!

A backpack is by far the best option, unless you are planning to do an organized trip and then either will do - as long as it is light.... It can get very very hot, at any time of the year, so light...
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Mosquito Repellent a must

Light weight. No suit cases. Layers people. Its hot in noon but very cold in the mornings. Remember u r in a desert. A beanie cap is a must. Wet wipes you know why ;-) You wil be in a jungle and...
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Packing List

As most of the moving around between camps is done by light aircraft you have to be able to put all you stuff into a small soft bag as it has to be sqeezed in wherever possible in the plane - either...
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Safari Gear

Pack Light! Good hiking boots. Comfortable socks. Bring warm cloths. I lost my luggage and didn't have it with me, and best investment was a thick sweatshirt. Also bought a knit skull cap there - to...
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Packing List

If you go to Chobe in June, July, August, be prepared for some very chilly mornings and cool evenings. The days were nice. For morning safaris we actually wore fleece and winter jackets and gloves....
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Packing List

The Batswana are generally a very honest people, so your bags should be fairly safe from petty theft. Most crime, but not all,is committed by Zimbabwean or South African illegal immigrants. Most bags...
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Top Things to Do in Botswana

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The National Museum & Art Galery

The National Museum and Art Gallery of Botswana was opened in 1968, two years after the country gained its independence. The museum is also a research institution. Its collections include:...
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Chobe Tour

The cheapest was a daytour from Viktoria Falls for 140 $, a 3 hour boat tour, lunch then 3 hours with a 4 weel drive, i didn't see that tour in Livingstone but it might available and probably cheaper...
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Okavango Delta

Walking safaris are a great way to spend your time in the Okavango Delta. We did one in the evening and another one early in the morning. Both of them were great, but the morning safari was more...
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Nata Bird Sanctuary

15km south of the small town of Nata, at the rim of the Makgadikgadi Pans, is Sowa Pan, the second-biggest salt flat in Botswana. Its neighbour, Ntwetwe Pan is slightly bigger, but doesn't often get...
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Baobabs

Just outside the town of Kasane you can find one of the country's biggest and oldest baobab trees. These strange trees (although biologists aren't even sure whether they should be classified as trees)...
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Chobe River Cruise

We reached Kasane and the Chobe River on the very last day of our holiday. Everybody was already a bit weary and probably already thinking about home and work again. We were told there would be one...
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