Travel reviews

Travel reviews by The K family from Massachusetts, USA

My October 2012 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana & South Africa between 1-Oct-2012 and 8-Oct-2012 and I travelled with 3 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


My trip to Botswana and South Africa far exceeded my expectations and was certainly a trip of a lifetime. All travel arrangements handled by Expert Africa was perfect.

Please give feedback to the camps: I would highly recommend an on-site nurse. There was one day when I arrived to Duma Tua where I suffered from heat exhaustion. It happened to be the hottest day of the trip and we left Vumbura at high heat and landed in high heat so the plane was extremely hot. Upon arrival to the camp after driving about 45 minutes also in high heat, my body literally shut down. I was unable to go to the night drive and the next morning drive. Although the staff was more than accomodating and worried for me, they were unable to get a hold of the nurse.

Luckily, I was prepared with re-hydration salts which allowed me to recover in less than 24 hours. It will give Visitors a good peace of mind and I did feel that Duma Tau was overstaffed with Managers so I don't think it would have been noticed that there was one less Manager but certainly would make a considerable impact with a Nurse on site. If this is not an option, I do recommend that all camps do keep re-hydration salts as part of their first aid kits.

Overall, I was thoroughly impressed with the Wildnerness Camps and staff and I would 200% recommend them. I have so many irreplaceable memories and I look forward to the next trip.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Vumbura Plains, Botswana
1-Oct-2012 review: Excellent Safari at Vumbura Plains
DumaTau Camp, Botswana
3-Oct-2012 review: The new Duma Tau is a gorgeous camp
Ocean Eleven, South Africa
6-Oct-2012 review: Ocean Eleven is Perfect