Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs S from York
My Sep 2012 trip
On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zambia between 5-Sep-2012 and 17-Sep-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.
Am aware that have not been able to offer any constructive criticism! It was beyond our expectattions and would offer the following.
Your advice regarding the itinery was spot on:
A break in Livingstone set us up after the long journey
Leballa - a really great introduction to Africa, the attitude of the staff was tangibly happy
Kwara - enabled full activities and so was a good mid point
NAxi Pan - peaceful and laid back, a great place to finish our trip.
Most impressed by all the transfers which all went off without a hitch, the drivers/pilots/airport staff all very keen to help, however a pocketful of $1 bills probab ly heped!!. Perhaps in you notes you could list a rough exchange rate for Rands, Kwacha and Pula as we got a bit confused at times esp in the airport souvenir shops! At one point were intriged to have a bill for 1.3 milliod kwacha for out Zambezi Sun extras ( about £170!). Perhaps beware of the prices in the Camp souvenier shops, pricey but there again reasonable when you consider having to transport it all there.
Really had a fabulous time and have started saving up for a repeat trip, perhaps in the rainy season next time.
Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
Soory to not have any suggestions, really impressed by your service - better than your rivals!!
The animal book you sent us was great, just enough to whet the appetite, they guides all carried very detailed books in the jeeps for really detailed identification. The availability of laundry facilities allowed us to cut down on our packing, we both managed on 10kgs total and so had no probs with getting our cases on the small planes. Your notes for travellers were very detailed and helpful
I stayed at and have reviewed:
|Zambezi Sun, Zambia
6-Sep-2012 review: Zambezi Sun review
|Lebala Camp, Botswana
8-Sep-2012 review: Lebala Camp review
|Kwara Camp, Botswana
11-Sep-2012 review: Kwara Camp review
|Nxai Pan Camp, Botswana
13-Sep-2012 review: Nxai Pan Camp review