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Travel reviews by J & R Canada


My Nov 2017 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 15-Nov-2017 and 29-Nov-2017 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This was our second trip to Botswana and we used different companies for our lodgings to compare. Overall each company has it's strengths and we were very happy with each one. We had very different experiences than our last trip (Both were great) and although we're not Safari experts we now feel well rounded and somewhat experienced with different camps/locations.

November seems to be great value we missed heavy rains (One torrential downpour on each trip) and saw most animals at nearly every camp. We met some great people both staff and guests that we will always remember fondly.

Our "once in a lifetime" trip turned into "Twice in a lifetime" and who knows................

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We chose in advance to deal with Megan as she was very helpful when we researched our first trip in 2014. We ultimately used a different company but remembered Megans advice and suggestions. Pricing was very close this time around although one thing that hurts us is the surcharge on credit cards. We're not used to that in North America. Expert Africa was higher priced by almost exactly the 2% but we really did want to deal with Megan and were very happy with both her patience as we made decisions and the overall package she helped us put together. We are already recommending Megan to friends.

Feedback response

We are thrilled that these travellers so enjoyed their return visit to Botswana, and that the weather cooperated! November is always a little bit of a lottery in terms of what one might expect from the weather and thus the game viewing - hence the lower prices than Jun/Jul-Oct - but we're delighted that their gamble paid off and the game viewing was so good.

On a practical note, we're delighted to be able to advise that from January 1st, 2018 we will be dropping the 2% charge for any credit card payments made. We hope this will help make us even easier to book for our travellers from North America, where such supplements are not usual.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Sable Alley, Botswana
15-Nov-2017 review: Sable Alley review
GoodGood
Chief's Camp, Botswana
18-Nov-2017 review: Chief's Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Baines' Camp, Botswana
22-Nov-2017 review: Baines' Camp review
AverageAverage
Lagoon Camp, Botswana
26-Nov-2017 review: Lagoon Camp review
ExcellentExcellent