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Our May 2014 Family Reunion

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zimbabwe between 3-May-2014 and 14-May-2014 and I travelled with 6 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


Incredible, extraordinary, exciting, unbelievably memorable experience we will always cherish as a family!

Maruska did a fabulous job of getting it all together with not a great deal of time. She got back with us in a very timely manner which especially helped given the time constraints and the fact that we were dealing with 6 adults with different job schedules and on different continents.

She was professional and very knowledgeable.

We would definitely recommend Expert Africa and hope to come back to Botswana some day.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Had we started at Okuti we might have felt differently about the experience. It was so different from Tubu Tree. Obviously one has to work with availability but it might be good, if possible, to use a formula of the least desirable camp first. Being our first safari, we also were not anticipating such a big difference between the private and public reserve experiences. One positive consequence was that Okuti really made us appreciate our time at Tubu Tree and Labala and allowed us to see subtle differences which none the less made a huge difference in the atmosphere and experience.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
3-May-2014 review: Ilala Lodge review
Tubu Tree Camp, Botswana
5-May-2014 review: Enchanting Tubu Tree
Okuti, Botswana
8-May-2014 review: Okuti review
Lebala Camp, Botswana
11-May-2014 review: Lebala Camp review