It’s in Botswana’s finest private reserves that you’ll find the safari camps and lodges incurring some of Africa’s highest prices. Can these properties defend such extreme rates, when other amazing countries and other outstanding private reserves also offer great game viewing and incredible levels of luxury, at a significantly lower cost?
On occasion, I’ve certainly struggled to justify Botswana’s stratospheric rates to our clients. The reserves within places like the Okavango Delta are the most exclusive of their kind. They do offer exceptional wildlife viewing – and running a deluxe boutique hotel in one of the remotest destinations on Earth is a challenge in itself; it doesn’t exactly come cheap! But over $7,000 per night…? Wow!