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Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs O from Cambridge

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

3

Excursions taken

0

Sept 2013 trip to Botswana

Botswana between 1 Sep 2013 and 10 Sep 2013

Trip rating: Excellent
"We had been planning to go to Botswana for some years having been on safari to a number of other African countries and had high expectations for Botswana. We were not disappointed - we had a fantastic trip.

Botswana is a beautiful country and the combination of the terrain, the mix of desert and abundant water, the remoteness and unspoilt and uncrowded nature of the area, the universal friendliness of the people and the superb array of animals and birds makes for an unforgettable time. Everything on the trip went like clockwork. All the camps were excellent - all had great location, great tents, wonderful staff and good food.

We thought that the Kwando camps distinguished themselves with the quality of their guiding and their dedication to the task. Duma Tau (the Wilderness Camp) had a greater degree of luxury throughout and a real responsiveness in the staff to allow you to do whatever you wanted - although we felt that the guiding was not as good there. In addition we preferred the Land Cruiser vehicles at Kwando (which had more room) and preferred not having a canopy on the vehicles. We also valued the guide and tracker system that was used by Kwando.

Overall a fantastic trip - we are already talking about when to go back!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I thought that the service from Expert Africa through Megan was excellent. I particularly valued the advice and input when we were putting the trip together and the views on the different strengths and weaknesses of camps and operators - which I think was borne about by our experience."

Arranged By Megan Green


Little Kwara

Little Kwara

"Little Kwara review"

3 nights Arrived 2 Sep 2013
"Little Kwara was a great start to our trip. We particularly liked the intimacy and informality of the camp which conveyed a real authentic feel.

The real highlight was the guiding which was first-class in a terrain which is very varied with lots of dry land and water. The tent was large, spacious and comfortable, the food was good (though not outstanding) and all the staff were very friendly and helpful throughout.

The highlight of our stay at Little Kwara was seeing the pack of wild dogs seeing off a hyena which they saw as a threat to their 10 puppies followed by the frantic search of the pack to find the puppies who had hidden in the bush and their eventual joyous reunion."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
Lagoon Camp

Lagoon Camp

"Lagoon Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 5 Sep 2013
"Lagoon Camp has a fantastic location on the Kwando channel with elephants crossing back and forth to graze on a regular basis. Once again, like the other Kwando camp, the guiding was excellent and we saw cheetah, leopard, lion and an excellent array of birds.

The rooms were very large and very well-appointed - the camp having been refurbished in the last year or two. Food again was very good (without being outstanding) and the staff were universally excellent. One of the highlights of this stay had to be watching a pair of honey badgers playing around our vehicle on the last morning."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
DumaTau Camp

DumaTau Camp

"Duma Tau review"

2 nights Arrived 8 Sep 2013
"Duma Tau provided a contrasting experience to our previous 2 Kwando camps. The camp had been rebuilt and resited in the last year and really was quite beautiful.

The staff again were incredibly friendly and helpful, the food was first class and the rooms were beautifully done (although a little smaller than the previous 2 camps). We had a great time here and it was a great camp to finish the trip.

Highlights here were going on the water on the last morning up to the Savute Channel and the elephant grazing by the verandah of our tent."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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