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Reviews of trips to Maun

109 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Maun.

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Drs M & F
New Jersey

"Our Memorable Aug 2021 Trip"

I visited Botswana between 1 Aug 2021 and 16 Aug 2021
"We were initially worried with respect to Covid and all the related restrictions etc - our trip ended up being the best ever over the past 20 years and 18+ camps visited. Would highly recommend it to anyone thinking about a visit.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service: We were totally thrilled with this trip and give credit to Maruska who helped us navigate thru the Covid issues." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 10 on a Botswana safari
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Ms C

"My Aug 2021 trip"

I visited Botswana and 2 other countries between 1 Aug 2021 and 24 Aug 2021
"This was my first trip to Africa. It won't be my last. I traveled with 2 friends who had been to southern Africa 3 times previously, one time using Expert Africa. I was extremely impressed with how smoothly the trip went, and how well chosen the itinerary was.

We wanted to see animals of course, but 2 of us are birders, and one is a fisherman. The fisherman had wonderful catches at Kwara and Setari, and the birding was wonderful throughout the trip. And the animal sightings far exceeded my expectations. I want to especially commend the trackers at Kwara and Lagoon, Mike and Ken. I did not expect to see nocturnal animals, but they were able to show us some wonderful creatures, lesser bushbaby, African wildcats, serval, scrub hares, bat-eared foxes (we saw those in the daytime too), small spotted genet. I was really thrilled.

The accomodations were far more luxurious than I had expected, and the food was overall superb. All the travel arrangements worked perfectly.

Maruska Adye-Rowe, who handled this trip for us, was great. The trip was delayed for a year due to covid, and really evolved. She dealt with our changing ideas very well. First it was a shorter trip to Botswana and Victoria Falls, then that got lengthened, then we added the time in Namibia.

Maruska stayed on top of the covid testing situation. On our way, during our layover in NY, Maruska called to tell us the entry requirements for Namibia had changed, and she'd arranged covid testing for us at our hotel at the Johannesburg airport the evening we arrived." Read full review: 23 nights in Africa; 10 on a Botswana safari
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Texas Don & Cindy

"My Jun 2021 trip"

I visited Botswana between 26 Jun 2021 and 13 Jul 2021
"Covid made this trip a real challenge to plan and coordinate. We had international flights that cancelled, countries that closed, then opened, then closed again. There were a few points where we weren't at all sure it would go off.

I believe that if it had not been for the knowledge and attention that Maruska and Expert Africa provided, we would not have made it.

Everything went like clockwork.

The covid testing added a few days to the trip but it was well worth it." Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 11 on a Botswana safari
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"30th Anniversary trip Botswana & Cape Town"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 1 Nov 2019 and 16 Nov 2019
"Our trip was mostly booked by Richard Ball, who was really helpful in organising with us a truly once in a lifetime holiday. He listened to what we wanted, advised and recommended, but would listen to us and accepted what we wanted. As it was our 30th anniversary, not sure how but we ended with private safari vehichle's, private dinners, cakes, and room upgrades. So many thanks.

Many thanks to everyone and all who were involved in making our trip so special.

The next time we visit Africa, will certainly put Expert Africa at the top of our list." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 7 on a Botswana safari
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Mr M. O

"Wide-eyed safari wonderland"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 12 Oct 2019 and 28 Oct 2019
"Wonderful introduction to the animals and landscapes of Botswana. Fantastic experience and will never forget it.

The camping was basic but one soon got used to it and appreciated the closeness to nature in all its forms. The guide and crew were excellent. Overall things were well organised. Have made a few comments for possible further thought." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 1 on a Botswana safari
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Mr & Mrs F

"Beyond expectations - simply fabulous"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 27 Aug 2019 and 12 Sep 2019
"We have booked several times with Expert Africa and found their first hand knowledge of the camps and service to be impeccable." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 8 on a Botswana safari
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Ms B.

"My trip to Botswana"

I visited Botswana between 14 Aug 2019 and 29 Aug 2019
"I have been to Africa 8 times, so have a pretty good idea what to expect. This trip, however, exceeded my expectations.

All three segments of the trip were great. It was our first time in both Botswana and on a mobile safari, and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. The only (mild) disappoint was how dry things were. We kept imagining how things would look with a normal amount of water. Looks like we'll have to come back again to experience it firsthand." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 15 on a Botswana safari
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Mr Lee

"Joburg, Victoria Falls, Botswana excursion"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 11 Aug 2019 and 30 Aug 2019
"This trip exceeded our high expectations.

Smooth and no glitches in all of the arrangements. Expert Africa did great job helping us to plan this trip and recommending great camps and hotels.

Tracy's knowledge prevented some potential mistakes in our proposed itinerary.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Everything worked out very well - very pleased with Expert Africa!" Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 6 on a Botswana safari
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Mr H & Ms E

"Brilliant Botswana"

I visited Botswana between 19 Jun 2019 and 30 Jun 2019
"We spent the whole time with Andrew as our guide, after a one-night stopover in Maun, and so all our comments are in the mobile safari review.

It was a great trip." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 9 on a Botswana safari
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George H

"Okavango Delta"

I visited Botswana between 2 Oct 2018 and 9 Oct 2018
"It was great to get out of our rental car (Toyota Corolla) we drove 5000 KM from Cape Town via Namibia) and let someone else take care of us. Generally very satisfied with some minor hiccups. Was very glad Expert Africa organized this as we were worn out from planning out trip.from So Africa to Maun. Tracy did a terrific job of taking care of us in a very short time. she listened to our concerns and needs an put together a an excellent package that included getting to the airport in Livingston. I would recommend her to friends.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
Since we did this last minute we never received the literature before we left. We saw it on return and would have been helpful.. We made an inquiry to EA even though we were working with someone else. The previous company was not listening to what we wanted and generally fell on their face so we switched to EA and are glad we did, they are pros. Tracy also gave us ideas for places to go in the Okavango Delta (Goma Lagoon Lodge) panhandle which worked out great." Read full review: 7 nights in Africa; 7 on a Botswana safari
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109 reviews of Maun by travellers since August 2007
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Where to stay in Maun

Our suggestions for places to stay in Maun

Thamalakane River Lodge

Thamalakane River Lodge

With its tranquil riverside location, Thamalakane makes an excellent buffer between a tiring long-haul flight and the magic of a safari.

82% (60 reviews)
Thamo Telele

Thamo Telele

On the outskirts of Maun, Thamo Telele is set in a private game reserve with walking trails and a giraffe experience: ideal at the start or end of a safari.

85% (41 reviews)
Riley's Hotel

Riley's Hotel

In the heart of Maun, about 3km from the airport, Riley’s makes a relatively reliable stopover for one night.

73% (12 reviews)

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