Reviews of Motswiri Camp
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Motswiri Camp review
Motswiri is different to the other camps we stayed at, and feels very relaxed. Where other camps state that everything is tailored to you, Motswiri actually means it! Very good, well spaced accomodation and genuinely happy staff.
Our favourite of the 5 camps we stayed at - and we don't ride. Fantastic swimming and fishing in the spillway in front of the camp, relaxed boat trips and reasonably plentiful game. Grant is a truely fantastic guide.
Terrific time at Motswiri Camp
We have travelled to Africa many times and it was lovely to come to a camp that was small, intimate and a reminder of how Africa was for us, before it became so busy and corporate!
My husband was the horse rider and he was spoilt as he was the only rider in the camp. He had six amazing rides with Johnno Carmen and the excellent Botswana groomsmen.. The horses were very well looked after and easy to ride, he highly recommends the whole experience. I was very well looked after also and could choose whether to go on a walk boat, Mokoro or game drive.
Nothing was too much trouble for the staff.
Visit this camp even if you do not ride you will not be sorry!
Georgeous isolated setting
We were very lucky to have the camp to ourselves and - it seemed - no one within miles around. Grant and Machete were great guides, got the children interested in lots of things that they previously had not experienced and were endlessly helpful. A walking trip near angry elephants was a particular highlight.
The fly camp was much more comfortable than we expected and at the same time gave the children more of a "camping" feel.
A walkers' and riders' paradise
In a word, fabulous. This is an especially beautiful and unspoilt corner of Botswana which is continuing to blossom as water returns to the spillway with the 30-year tectonic cycle running into a new phase. We spent four super days with, as advertised by RAW, minimal "truck time" (ie the drive to Hippo Pools which was well worth the trip and which riders would do by horse), mainly walking with the odd boat trip and identifying over 120 bird species in the process (a record, incidentally, as the camp's Facebook page has recorded!).
Grante Truthe is a truly first-rate guide (well supported by Letota and Lake) as well as being excellent company. The camp, overseen by James, is very well run and very comfortable; and the quality of the meals was consistently high - further enhanced by the quality of the mealtime conversations.
Although we were concentrating on the birdlife, there were plenty of mammals around and that population is set to increase as the cycle progresses.
In sum, we strongly recommend Motswiri to anyone who enjoys walking and, although we are not expert riders, would have no hesitation doing the same to riders looking at horseback safari options.