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Travel reviews by Peacocks/LC


Wildlife Conservation Safari

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 16-Aug-2017 and 30-Aug-2017 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We returned to Botswana again this year to rejuvenate our sprits.

Wildlife conservation in Africa is our passion, but the rate of decline in much of Africa due to the loss of habitat, poaching, drought and other factors leaves us discouraged.

Botswana is the antidote. The wildlife population is stable, the government has a conservation ethic, and the population values their wildlife as a national treasure.

We can't wait to return.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Botswana Private Mobile Safari, Botswana
16-Aug-2017 review: Harkness/Khwai Mobile Camp
ExcellentExcellent
DumaTau Camp, Botswana
21-Aug-2017 review: Nearly a mistake.
GoodGood
Selinda Explorers Camp, Botswana
25-Aug-2017 review: Second visit to Selinda Explorers
ExcellentExcellent
Chitabe Lediba, Botswana
28-Aug-2017 review: Variety at Lediba
ExcellentExcellent

Botswana exceeded expectations

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 20-Aug-2016 and 4-Sep-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

My spouse and I are dedicated supporters of International wildlife conservation.

Frankly there are many tragic stories in well known countries in Africa that have experienced catastrophic losses in population of major species like Rhino, Elephant, Lions, Cheetahs, Painted Dogs and on and on due to poaching and loss of habitat.

We wanted to experience first hand what was different about Botswana.

The good news is Botswana is the "crown jewel" of African wildlife. In a little over two weeks we experienced:
* A healthy pride of 21 lions
* A pack of Painted dogs with 12 adults and 15 puppies!
* Superb bird life
* Multiple Leopards
* Huge, unstressed herds of elephant
* Honey badgers, Bat-eared fox, genets, hyenas and pups...
All that and people who were kind and gracious to us at every turn.

It was so great we are already scheduling our next safari to Botswana.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Selinda Explorers Camp, Botswana
21-Aug-2016 review: First rate Explorers on third Safari
ExcellentExcellent
Little Kwara, Botswana
25-Aug-2016 review: Thank goodness for a great guide.
AverageAverage
Botswana Private Mobile Safari, Botswana
28-Aug-2016 review: Andrew Harkness Six Day Mobile Safari
ExcellentExcellent

Our Safari to Zimbabwe and Zambia

On this trip, I visited Zambia & Zimbabwe between 28-Aug-2012 and 10-Sep-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Excellent trip.

Claire Scott was careful to not overstate any details, and we are already beginning to plan next year's safari.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Hwange Bush Camp, Zimbabwe
28-Aug-2012 review: Luxury Mobile Tented Hwange & Andrew Dalzell
ExcellentExcellent
Nkwali, Zambia
3-Sep-2012 review: Brief stop at Nkwali
GoodGood
Nsefu, Zambia
4-Sep-2012 review: Three day safari at Nsefu Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Tena Tena, Zambia
7-Sep-2012 review: Three day safari at new Tena Tena Camp
GoodGood