A huge component of the Global Basecamp experience is the incredible guides and partners we work with. We’ll be highlighting some of these extraordinary guides and giving a our community a glimpse into everything from their favorite memory on the job to why they first wanted to become a guide. We hope these spotlight interviews will help give insight into their contribution to the GB experience as well emphasize how travel can be used as a vehicle for cross-cultural connection and learning.
Come visit Botswana with us, where a high-end safari is synonymous with luxury…and luxury is not just about the décor in your room or the facilities in camp, but also about staying in incomparable locations in the best game viewing areas in the country. It is about immersion in remoteness, intoxicating sunsets, endless horizons, mokoro trips along narrow, reed-lined channels, herds of elephants, packs of wild dogs, and lions stalking their prey. It is about near exclusivity with rarely another visitor in sight when staying in private reserves and concessions. Upscale safari camps subtly blend elegance with adventure, huge herds of game roam freely between the plains of the Kalahari and the waterways of the Okavango, and vast expanses of pristine wilderness are protected by some of the strictest conservation policies in the world.
Africa has a vast variety of national parks and game reserves for visitors to explore, but we are often asked which ones are the best for first-time safari goers. The truth is that choosing the wildlife safari destination that is best for your first trip to Africa depends a lot on you: what you want to see, how you like to travel, your budget, and what kind of experiences are important to you. Our Africa Specialists can guide you through this process while planning your African Safari. But, in the meantime, we wanted to share some tips and top recommendations below.
Home to some of the world’s most exceptional natural attractions like the Namib and Damarland Deserts, Etosha National Park, and the elusive Skeleton Coast, Namibia earns a well-deserved spot on many bucket lists. While travelers familiar with the Africa often aim to visit during the dry season ( April-October) for desert wildlife viewing, the Green Season ( January-March ) actually provides an ideal set of conditions for a Namibian holiday.