Botswana's Bodacious Behemoths


If you don't want any hassles or problems, but you do want all the good stuff, book your fishing safari with Johan Calitz Safaris out of Maun, Botswana. This outfit has been running safaris into the Okavango for a very long time and is 100 percent dependable. Their safari camps are pure luxury. Just e-mail them for current rates and other information.

Stuff To Bring

(1) A good 35mm camera with a 28-105mm lens, a 100-300mm zoom lens, and a 400mm telephoto lens, plus loads of film and extra batteries
(2) Teva-style sandals and comfortable footwear for around camp
(3) High-quality polarized sunglasses, such as Costa Del Mar Euros, for cutting glare on the water
(4) A brimmed hat
(5) 3 bush shorts
(6) 3 bush shirts
(7) A light bush jacket
(8) A light pair of gloves for cold mornings and nights (depending on the season)
(9) Binoculars
(10) Personal medications
(11) Belt or pocket knife
(12) Fishing tackle

Seasonal Info
Remember that Botswana's seasons are opposite those of the Northern Hemisphere. Botswana's spring and summer run from August through January. September and October are great with lots of sun and warm temps. The fishing is good during this time. Summers are very hot, with temperatures in the high 90s and low 100s. Winters are cool and pleasant.

Published: 28 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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