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Thinking Botswana

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Last summer I visited South Africa and the Kruger. After that, the plan was to go to India, Brazil or Costa Rica. But I said screw that, I'll first travel to every sub-equatorial African country before going elsewhere :D

So, after looking at all the countries we want to visit, we are particularly hot about Botswana and the Okawango. Let me tell you our priorities:

1) We want to experience a lot of wildlife, up close and personal. We'd like to walk a lot in wilderness areas. Our walks in Kruger were extremely memorable and we'd like to have even more of this.
2) We're thinking about spending a few days mobile camping, kind of budget safari. But we want this to happen in an area full of wildlife. We don't mind lack of facilities, in fact we prefer a rugged experience. But we would like to sleep next to elephants, lions and hippos :D
3) After that, we'd like to spend a few more days in some moderate-cost accomodation, but we'd like to be sure that the drives and the guides are good. Again, experiencing wildlife in areas with few tourists is our first priority and we are not demanding at all as far as facilities are concerned. Walks are very welcome. Nightdrives and ability to go off-road are also welcome. We are willing to pay for a medium-priced lodge, but pay for the experienced guides and the good drives and not for the nice pool or the luxury beds.
4) Some mokoro-ing and perhaps interaction with local people is also welcome.

Can you recommend areas and accommodation in the Okavango and its parks that would suit our priorities ? Also companies that can offer adventurous budget camping safaris in remote Okavango areas full of wildlife ?

Question about self-driving: Do you recommend it and if yes, where and how ?

Thanks a lot in advance! I only have 10 months to organize this trip (hopefully it will take place in August 2010) :D

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