South Africa, in comparison, is a commonly high-rated safari destination because of just how good the safari is all year round, and the density of game. Also, all safari lodges are priced in local South African Rand, making it a great-value choice any time of the year.
If you’re planning your safari in advance and looking for quite an exceptional diverse safari experience within a well-balanced price bracket, I advise travelling to South Africa first, and then Botswana. Go in April/May/November so you’ll get the Big Five in South Africa, and then move on to Botswana where you’ll be able to appreciate the beautiful exclusive surroundings that the country is known for, at great value.
So, to sum up, you really can’t go wrong with either destination. South Africa is for your all-year-round great-value safari with other fun elements to add on, while Botswana is for your full-focused diverse safari experience, which, when planned well, you can get quite a price bargain for – and it’s quality over quantity that wins!
If you’re still not sure what destination would suit you better, why not contact our Southern Africa experts today? Alternatively, take a look at our favourite trips below for more inspiration: