Travel reviews by Mr. & Mrs O - Cambridge
Sept 2013 trip to Botswana
On this trip, I visited Botswana between 1-Sep-2013 and 10-Sep-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.
We had been planning to go to Botswana for some years having been on safari to a number of other African countries and had high expectations for Botswana. We were not disappointed - we had a fantastic trip.
Botswana is a beautiful country and the combination of the terrain, the mix of desert and abundant water, the remoteness and unspoilt and uncrowded nature of the area, the universal friendliness of the people and the superb array of animals and birds makes for an unforgettable time. Everything on the trip went like clockwork. All the camps were excellent - all had great location, great tents, wonderful staff and good food.
We thought that the Kwando camps distinguished themselves with the quality of their guiding and their dedication to the task. Duma Tau (the Wilderness Camp) had a greater degree of luxury throughout and a real responsiveness in the staff to allow you to do whatever you wanted - although we felt that the guiding was not as good there. In addition we preferred the Land Cruiser vehicles at Kwando (which had more room) and preferred not having a canopy on the vehicles. We also valued the guide and tracker system that was used by Kwando.
Overall a fantastic trip - we are already talking about when to go back!
Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
I thought that the service from Expert Africa through Megan was excellent. I particularly valued the advice and input when we were putting the trip together and the views on the different strengths and weaknesses of camps and operators - which I think was borne about by our experience.
I stayed at and have reviewed:
|Little Kwara, Botswana
2-Sep-2013 review: Little Kwara review
|Lagoon Camp, Botswana
5-Sep-2013 review: Lagoon Camp review
|DumaTau Camp, Botswana
8-Sep-2013 review: Duma Tau review