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Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs J from W Sussex

Review Distribution

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

My Sep 2012 trip

Botswana and 1 other country between 16 Sep 2012 and 28 Sep 2012

Trip rating: Excellent
"Efficient and knowledgeable."

Arranged By Maruska Adye-Rowe


Chobe Princesses

Chobe Princesses

"Ichobezi Houseboats review"

3 nights Arrived 16 Sep 2012
"A relaxing way to start a safari trip after a long journey to Africa. Food and attention was excellent and we had the boat to ourselves (six of us) which was nice. It is also a way of seeing water and bird life from a different perspective. The early mornings from the deck of a moored boat was great for viewing hippos, elephants and other wildlife coming to drink.

The staff were fantastic and food was very good. They came up trumps for Jean's birthday with champagne and cake at no additional cost. Fishing was from small boats was also very good with five out six of us catching good size fish."
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Saile Tented Camp

Saile Tented Camp

"Saile Tented Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 19 Sep 2012
"We liked the staff and food was good. The tents were basic and a little investment in water facilities could improve the ability to have showers. Especially needed is a filter to prevent toilets blocking up.

Dennis our guide was excellent but the terrain hampers driving and with no spotter even at night the guide has his hands full. High spots were wild dogs and a huge herd of zebra. Bird life was good and elephants plentiful. The boat ride on the water was a disappointment and possibly oversold in the write up."
Good
Location
Good
Service
Good
Activities
Average
Rooms
Average
Food
Good
Facilities
Average
Kwara Camp

Kwara Camp

"Kwara Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 22 Sep 2012
"Game drives and the boat trip to the heronry were high spots of our whole trip. The game drives are given precedence over everything else which is fine but does have consequences that would be guests need to understand. Our guide (George) and spotter were excellent but the camp does overemphasize lions of which it has an abundance. Apart from the lions, we had good sightings of cheetahs, jackals and water birds.

Because camp life is focused on the game drives there is a slightly regimented feel about the regime. Food was average in conception and execution and suffered from great variability in times of arrival back at camp. One serving only and food would be kept out and exposed for periods if one group arrived back later than others."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Average
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Poor
Facilities
Good
Islands of Siankaba

Islands of Siankaba

"Islands of Siankaba review"

3 nights Arrived 25 Sep 2012
"Siankaba offers great luxury after the ardors of safari life. A splendid way to end the trip.

Victoria Falls were worth the visit though we went at the lowest point of the year fro flow. It might be worth crossing to view from Zambia at this time of year.

Highlight was the village walk and especially the time with Malindi (who was also with us for dinner one night) at the voluntary funded pre-school was inspirational. There was an unfortunate but important contrast when we visited the underfunded state primary school which lacked the same energetic leadership."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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