A Safari Paradise
With friendly people and a relatively low crime rate, Botswana has some plus points for the backpacker planning a trip in Africa. But public transport, while cheap, is not plentiful, especially on the less major routes, and you will have to rely on hitch hiking. If you can team up with other backpackers and hire transport, your backpacking trip to Botswana will be an easier one, enabling you to visit the wildlife reserves, and camp in beautiful camps. While there are some hostels in Botswana, in stunning settings, offering accommodation for around £10-15 a night, they are few and far between. You will find, though, that most Botswana hostels offer free minibus transport from the nearest town/airport.