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Botswana Voted Best Safari Country 2023, an online marketplace for African safari tours, has undertaken a comprehensive study of more than 4,000 reviews completed by both safari-goers and African travel experts. After looking at a range of categories, from wildlife and birding to bush and scenic value, is proud to announce that Botswana wins the crown for the best safari country in Africa.

Botswana is a worthy winner. This is the land of the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert, of black-maned lions in one of the world’s biggest sand deserts and Africa’s largest elephant population. Whether you’re driving out into the wilderness or flying into a luxury camp, Botswana is the best.

Close behind Botswana was Tanzania, followed by Zambia in third. But a detailed look at the results throws up some fascinating tallies. Using the combined votes of safari-goers and experts, for example, Tanzania came out on top for both wildlife and scenic value. 

Using a different measure, Zambia came first in the votes of safari travellers for the best wildlife, and was the experts’ choice for the best African country for a birding safari. 

And in a result to watch for the future, when the votes of experts were excluded, Uganda staked its claim by winning the overall vote by safari-goers as the best country to go on safari.

But for now, for the third time in a row, Botswana is the undisputed winner, and continues – deservedly – to wear the crown as Africa’s best safari country.

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