Habituated meerkats live close to San Camp, and are a popular activity. Photo: Andrew Thompson.
- Botswana’s high-cost, low-volume tourism has been lauded for its sustainability, but its dependence on foreign tourists – who never arrived during the pandemic – has hurt its tourism industry.
- But it’s also meant that visitor numbers – and some prices – are lower than they’ve ever been.
- For those with the inclination and means to travel there’s never been a better time to visit.
- The Delta is lush, and the isolation of the Makgadikgadi Pans is the perfect place in which to disconnect from reality.
- And with just one PCR test before departure, and another rapid one on arrival, it’s also among the easiest luxury escapes for South Africans.
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