Travel reviews by The Dassies from Cumbria
Excellent September Safari
On this trip, I visited Botswana between 4-Sep-2013 and 18-Sep-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.
Overall our trip was amazing. We'd chosen five different camps to give us variety and I think we achieved this.
We hadn't realised that it would be quite so hot in September despite studying temperature charts and if we were to return we would probably choose a cooler month.
Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
I think the only change I would have made to the holiday was to use South African Airways rather than Botswana Air.
Our flight from Dum Tau to Little Kwara was rather long despite the small distance involved. We made two stops on the way to take on and let off passengers and the journey took over an hour and a half. Due to the heat it was very uncomfortable. I imagine this though is outside your control.
I stayed at and have reviewed:
|Savute Safari Lodge, Botswana
4-Sep-2013 review: Great lodge for elephant watching
6-Sep-2013 review: Duma Tau is a very special camp
|Little Kwara, Botswana
9-Sep-2013 review: Little Kwara is great for visiting the heronr
|Chitabe Lediba, Botswana
12-Sep-2013 review: Chitabe Lediba is a fantastic camp.
15-Sep-2013 review: Great water based activities at Kanana
The best holiday we've ever had!
On this trip, I visited Namibia between 18-Jun-2008 and 16-Jul-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.
The trip just got better and better. It exceeded all our expectations and we had a great time.
It was probably the best holiday we have ever had, despite it being quite hectic. We found the notes provided by Expert Africa prior to our trip very helpful. T
The only thing that really caught us out was how cold it was at night and on the early morning and evening drives. Most of the lodges provided hot water bottles and blankets at night, and also provided blankets on the drives. We had taken fleeces but we still felt that we could have done with more warm clothing.
Perhaps greater emphasis of the need for this could be made in your notes.