Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs H from Avon


Long awaited dream

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 16-Jul-2010 and 2-Aug-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

For many years we have waited to visit Botswana & after reading the brochure & researching the comprehensive website, it was obvious that Expert Africa could fulfil the dream.

The timing of the holiday & the camps we chose with help from Chris & his knowledgeable staff would hopefully maximise our chances of realising our ambitions. Within days of our final selection all the bookings had been confirmed & helpful informative literature followed in due course.

Apart from the unnecessary holdup at Jo burg airport, where the number of manned desks was quite incapable of processing the amount of passengers in transit, all arrangements went like clockwork.

Our main ambitions for the trip were to see & hopefully take good photographs of sable antelope, cheetah, a leopard in daylight & wild dogs. Due to the expertise of our guides at all six camps we fulfilled these ambitions beyond all expectation with many magic moments, the highlights being the leopard draped along a horizontal branch in bright sunlight - the classic pose & the interaction between the wild dogs at their den.

We found the food & accommodation to be good to excellent, staff & guides friendly & ever ready to help. Apart from what we felt was undue harassment of a leopard at Kwara & the irresponsible use of fishing tackle at Lagoon, our wildlife experience was an utter delight. Our many special memories will last forever.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No, as the service was excellent & trip exceeded expectations.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kwara Camp, Botswana
17-Jul-2010 review: Cheetah - first target acheived
GoodGood
Duba Plains Camp, Botswana
19-Jul-2010 review: Lions Large & small
ExcellentExcellent
Little Vumbura, Botswana
21-Jul-2010 review: Close encounters wanted & unwanted
GoodGood
Mapula Lodge, Botswana
23-Jul-2010 review: Rustic retreat
ExcellentExcellent
Lagoon Camp, Botswana
26-Jul-2010 review: 30 year ambition realized
GoodGood
DumaTau Camp, Botswana
29-Jul-2010 review: Saved the best till last
ExcellentExcellent