While Botswana has a reputation for being expensive — and it's true that the most luxurious lodges are not cheap — you do get what you pay for. Privacy, exclusivity, king-sized beds, bathrooms with bathtubs, outdoor showers, private plunge pools, and all in a pristine environment with the wildlife all around you.
The luxury touches don't stop there. If you're in the Okavango Delta and your lodge is near a permanent water area you can enjoy water activities all year round.
To be poled along through the lily and reed in a traditional Mokoro (a dug-out canoe) with a bottle of champagne and a picnic is one of the most relaxing ways to explore the waterways and see the wildlife.
At night, relaxing over drinks on the outdoor deck is a wonderful place in which to sit around the fire and gaze up at the stars. Your whole camp will reverberate with the sound of reed frogs and hippos.
The service and quality of food in the most luxurious lodges are superb.
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