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Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs R from Richmond

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

5

Excursions taken

0

Botswana - the best (and most expensive!)

Botswana and 1 other country between 19 Jun 2015 and 5 Jul 2015

Trip rating: Excellent
"A great safari experience - but one camp too many....

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Make it clearer that we would be essentially totally out of communication before we left (mobile and internet)"

Arranged By Megan Green


Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls Hotel

"A great colonial experience"

2 nights Arrived 20 Jun 2015
"Frankly a must in my view for someone visiting Victoria Falls and going on to a Safari......amusing that Zimbabwean visas for anyone from Europe costs "only" US$ 30 and yet for Bits it's US$ 55! Regardless of your views re the politics of the country, the staff are great and the colonial experience somewhat unique. Not more than 2 nights....but the a la carte dining experience in the Livingston Room was interesting.

In viiew of the above, I think the lack of coverage of the Hotel in the Bradt guide to Botswana (which has a section on Livingstone which is on the Zambian side of the Falls) was odd......particularly bearing in mind that the guide was otherwise excellent."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Poor
Rooms
Average
Food
Good
Facilities
Average
Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp

"Great guiding and game viewing"

3 nights Arrived 22 Jun 2015
"Onz was a great guide and we saw lots - including on one unforgettable day 9 wild dogs "disposing" of an impala, a leopard guarding a kill put up in a tree, two male lions with a giraffe kill, and a lone buffalo. The camp manager Anelle was super efficient.

But as with all the camps we visited the lack of 1) wifi in the rooms, and 2) some form of a gym are major drawbacks when you are away for 2 weeks - getting 1,915 unanswered emails when I reached the BA lounge in Joburg was to say the least somewhat stressful. Wilderness Safaris needs to get with the times...."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Poor
Little Vumbura

Little Vumbura

"Overrated"

3 nights Arrived 25 Jun 2015
"Not much to say - good or bad. But the staff need to know when to back off. We aren't there to entertain them and teach them English.... it was impossible to be on your own as soon as you left your tent. Our guide, Kay, has I am sure seen it all and is very experienced (at 58 years old) but we haven't and we found it very odd that he was the first to tuck in to the snacks at sundown drinks!

Great location but there didn't seem to be much wildlife - the mokoro trip was worthwhile but we frankly got bored on the game drives."
Average
Location
Good
Service
Average
Activities
Poor
Rooms
Average
Food
Good
Facilities
Average
Chitabe Camp

Chitabe Camp

"The best overall safari experience"

3 nights Arrived 28 Jun 2015
"A great camp - slightly spoiled by the other guests - a group of orthodox jews that insisted on being segregated throughout and an odd set up with an advance team of 3 who were there to check out the camp for 3 days ahead of the arrival of V VIPs (Bill Gates' daughter plus nanny plus friend)."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
Jack's Camp

Jack's Camp

"A total surprise!"

3 nights Arrived 1 Jul 2015
"A must as an add-on to a 3+ day safari in the delta.....but not something to be done as a stand alone. The holiday relief manager from Zimbabwe, Milo, was a great host, Dabe our guide was excellent, Weda was charming and otherwise everything was great.

A shame that for two nights we were the only guests there - but it would have been worse having the camp full of HNWI Americans (all had of course cancelled because of Ebola in Africa!!!)."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Good

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