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Reviews of Skybeds

Wildlife sightings and reviews

4 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Skybeds and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Jun-2019, 2 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Skybeds.
Lion

0% success

Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Wild dog

0% success

Elephant

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Eland

50% success

Wildebeest

50% success

Aardvark

0% success

Buffalo

0% success

Giraffe

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Roan antelope

0% success

Sable antelope

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

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Mr & Mrs F
Hants

"A unique experience"

1 night Arrived 5 Sep 2019
"Enroute to Skybeds, our guide Russell took time to visit an ancient baobab (the elephant) tree with quite a history. We won't spoil the experience for future guests by giving away too much but the way in which he recited and explained a poem that held such significance was extremely emotional for us all.

The hide was a unique way to view the elephants from ground level, being so close you could almost touch them. It was a great way to begin our evening at Skybeds. This was an experience not to be missed, albeit quite a drive from Sable Alley and onwards to our next destination at Selinda Explorers." See all these reviews: 8n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Eland

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Zebra

1 sighting

Mr & Mrs B
NZ

"Moonlight Magic at Skybeds"

1 night Arrived 13 Jun 2019
"Staying at Skybeds was an adventure! It started with our pickup by Russell, our guide. En route to Skybeds, he took us to their Elephant hide/bunker where we had the most amazing experience viewing the Elephants up close. They were literally within touching distance, just going about their business at the waterhole, not bothered at all by our presence just a meter or two away.
Upon arrival at Skybeds, we met our (Kiwi) chef, Tony, who prepared a delicious dinner for us in his camp kitchen, served under the stars. We were then escorted to our sleeping platforms, and spent the night in a nice warm bed with just the mosquito net between us and the stars (and a very bright almost-full moon).

There were elephants at the waterhole by the platforms. Apart from that, there does not seem to be a lot of game around that area.

Although the reality of the experience was not quite as romantic as anticipated, it was definitely an adventure." See all these reviews: 7n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Average
Sightings Report

Elephant

3 sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Ms J.
London

"Interesting stay at Skybeds"

1 night Arrived 24 Sep 2018
"It was quite far to travel from Sable Alley but we had an excellent game drive on the way back. It was fun to be in a camp just for three couples.

I enjoyed seeing the elephants walk through the camp at about 2am but everyone else missed it as they were asleep. Unless you are going to stay up then there is not much point going to the camp in my opinion. The waterhole is not lit so it is difficult to see the animals from the Skybeds.

Our guide did kindly drive us down to the waterhole so we could view at night.

Our hosts did go to bed after our dinner so we weren't able to get coffees and after dinner drinks" See all these reviews: 8n in Botswana; 3n in Zimbabwe; 2n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Average
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Average
Mr & Mrs T
Oxon

"A Night Under The Moon"

1 night Arrived 4 Nov 2017
"This camp is an excellent idea, but the long drive to get there from Sable Alley (2+ hours) and the only feature being a sleep out (which is great, but can also be done in other places - see Kalahari Plains) makes this a long haul that I probably wouldn't re-do.

(In the interest of full disclosure, I very badly twisted my ankle on the steps up to the room, for which the camp cannot be blamed - steps are everywhere! - but this doubtless reduced the enjoyment we had at this camp.)
We did have a genet behind our bed when we went up, which was very good to see (and carefully shooed downstairs).

The downsides here were a rather unpleasant smell from the septic tank (a difficult practical detail for such a camp) and the activities were limited to a fairly brief drive along the river, and then a return to the airstrip to deliver our fellow guests. If the access was easier (from Hyena Pan?) or the activities better (not just before a flight) I think this would work well. I don't recommend this as a last day 'add-on'. Ask to put it earlier in the stay on this concession.

Visitors should note that we had no mosquito nets, so in less windy conditions than we had that night bites may be a problem. (In windy conditions, bring a buff or head scarf!) If it does rain, there is nowhere to shelter dry." See all these reviews: 13n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Average
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Average
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