Podcast conversation with Sandra Devoti.

Note: I look a bit like I’m in a prison, but I’m actually in a glass front conference room with terrible lighting in Costa Rica. Forgive the video quality!

Sandra and I had so much fun talking about Botswana – one of the most exclusive safari experiences out there. We shared what makes it so special. We talked about the main areas for seeing wildlife in the country:

  • Moremi Game Reserve
  • Okavango Delta**
  • Kwedi Reserve

And went over water, land, and combination safaris.

We then talked in more depth about the different areas and the most special lodges in each:


  • Mombo
  • Xigera (pronounced keejera)


  • Jao Camp
  • Duba Plains
  • Little Vumbura


  • Zarafa Camp
  • Selinda Camp


  • Duma Tao
  • Kings Pool

MAKGADIKGADI (pronounced makahdeekahdee)

  • Jack’s Camp

There are so many amazing experiences in Africa, and Botswana has many of them. It also has some that are unique to Botswana.


  • Boats – mokoros, airboats
  • ATVs, traditional landcruisers
  • Salt Pan Sleepout
  • Zebra and wildebeest migration
  • San People
  • Meerkats!
  • Stargazing in Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Horseback riding on Kalahari desert

We wrapped it up with helpful tips that are good to know when planning:

  • Malaria
  • Packing
  • Logistics
  • Fly into what major airport?
  • Best time of year


  • Cape town o Vic Falls – microlight


  • $1700+pppn for 5* going up to $3500-$4500 for Mombo and Xigera.
  • Also beautiful 4* options that start around $550pppn



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