Travel reviews by B-C Family - Massachusettes
My Jun 2013 trip
On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe between 28-Jun-2013 and 12-Jul-2013 and I travelled with 4 other people.
The trip was spectacular and worked out very well, perfect mix of places, good amount of time spent everywhere. Desert and rivers provided a good mix of wildlife and scenery, we were never bored looking for animals, always discovering new ones. We also enjoyed seeing the villages and a living museum. A bit more contact with locals would have been nice.
We loved the self drive and the ability to explore things on our own. While expecting a bit more adventure, it was surprisingly comfortable and easy, which was fine.
Maruska was wonderful in putting this together for us, she knew the places well, was very helpful and patient.
Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
Looking up locations on a google map was important to me (especially off the path campgrounds), would be nice to have a google map that showed all places of interest (with lat/longs that one can use to enter in one's own google map search)
As much as we wished to get away, Wifi is becoming important for many travelers, and it would be good to collect that info (uptime and speed) and pass it on to the lodges. Elegant guest house and Mushara had good wifi. Ngepi was slow, Muchenje pretty spotty with several outages. Victoria Safari camp had expensive one, Victoria Falls Hotel had good ones for guests.
For guest support on the road, calling is often hard, it might be useful to have email addresses to contact local agents.
I stayed at and have reviewed:
|Elegant Guesthouse, Namibia
28-Jun-2013 review: Elegant Guesthouse review
|Etosha Safari Camp, Namibia
29-Jun-2013 review: Etosha Safari Camp review
|Halali Camp, Namibia
30-Jun-2013 review: Halali Camp review
|Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
1-Jul-2013 review: Mushara Bush Camp review
|Hakusembe Lodge, Namibia
3-Jul-2013 review: Hakusembe Lodge review
|Muchenje Safari Lodge, Botswana
8-Jul-2013 review: Muchenje Safari Lodge review
|Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe
11-Jul-2013 review: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge review