Where to Take a Safari: Botswana vs. Tanzania
Over the last decade, Botswana and Tanzania have emerged as the primier safari destinations in Africa. But, how do you know which country is best for you? Below we review the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Both have exceptional classic safari game viewing opportunities. In Botswana, it's more common to view wildlife from a boat along the Chobe River or Okavango Delta and elephants are more common than in Tanzania, while Rhinos are few and far between. And Tanzania’s Serengeti plains are the backdrop where the incomparable wildebeest and zebra migration unfold.
Exclusivity & Cost
Botswana was developed as a high-end safari destination with fewer visitors and crowds, more luxurious safari camps and lodging. Travelers tend to fly between camps instead of driving (common in Tanzania). The price of Botswana safaris tend to be on the higher side of the spectrum.