So I sit here in Maun, Botswana for a couple of down days after two back to back safaris, with a third about to happen in three days.
First off was an expedition type safari with Ultimate Safaris (hereinafter referred to as US) into Moremi and Khwai areas of Botswana. This adventure was a camping type safari with food and tents prepared for us. US also offers an experience in which one would participate in food preparation and tent erection. Sporting a one to one staff to client ratio, it was a wonderful full service experience. From fresh baked bread in the mornings to fancy baked deserts with the evening meal, all prepared over a camp fire, nothing was left unattended to. The tents were medium sized with one having ensuite facilities. They area soon expanding to include all ensuite facilities in all tents which will be a nice touch. The vehicle was a Toyota Land Cruiser with a full top cover and ample room for three or four photographers (each having their own row).
Moses, co-owner and primary operator, is a top notch guide. A graduate from the local guiding school, he was very knowledgeable and an expert driver. Raised in the local area, he certainly knew his way around the delta. This experience was complimented by his vast knowledge of the flora, fauna, and wildlife in Botswana.
For those looking for a budget priced camping safari without compromising quality, Ultimate Safaris has a great offering and certainly one that I can highly recommend. Their price point and services, now puts affordable safaris in reach by many.
Cheers and happy photo’ing