Travel reviews

Travel reviews by The R family from Solihull

My Aug 2013 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zambia between 17-Aug-2013 and 28-Aug-2013 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


Everyone enjoyed the trip enormously. We are able to compare with both South Africa (the Kruger National Park) and Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara). The wildlife viewing experiences were hugely more pleasant [Ed: Here in Botswana!] because of the fewer numbers viewing the game. This meant that it was easy to get up close and your enjoyment wasn't impacted by crowding out by others. The standard of accommodation was massively better than we had in Tanzania, but that was down to the budget allocated to the trip.

The organisation of the day (which was the same in each of the camps) seemed good and designed to make the most of potential wildlife sightings.

The density of wildlife is probably not greater [Ed: in Botswana] than Tanzania (especially Ngorngoro) but the viewing much more enjoyable.

Perhaps one small criticism would be a lack of variety between the three different camps, although they were selected to give us a variation, in reality the differences between them were really fairly insignificant. If we were doing something similar in the future we would certainly ensure the different locations all offered something quite different.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Not really, the organisation and logistics were all excellent.

We met people who had booked with other agencies and then found your website afterwards and said that it was much more informative than what they had seen previously.

A small point, we visited Zambia and i changed some money which i probably didn't really need to do, and now I can't get anyone to change it back. It might be worth drawing this to the attention of customers. Small local tips can all be paid in dollars.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Royal Livingstone Hotel, Zambia
18-Aug-2013 review: Royal Livingstone Hotel review
Lebala Camp, Botswana
20-Aug-2013 review: Lebala review-1st camp visited
Lagoon Camp, Botswana
22-Aug-2013 review: Lagoon Camp review
Kwara Camp, Botswana
24-Aug-2013 review: Kwara Camp review