Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Slender mongooses from UK

The privilege of being in the Okavango Delta

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 18-May-2008 and 2-Jun-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


We use the word privilege quite deliberately.This place is magical and let none of the few of us who are lucky enough to able to go ever forget how privileged we are to have done so .

That we were able to be in this incredible environment , seeing so many wonderful animals and birds , whilst also staying in very beautiful and comfortable camps was almost surreal! The Botswanans could teach the rest of the world a great deal in how to provide hospitality and to live life wth dignity and joy....every single Botswana we came into contact with was a credit to their country and the teams in the camps were uniformly delightful and excellent .

The only risk factor in going here of course , is that you take pot luck with the other tourists!! ...we were pretty lucky in that too though we heard a few stories from the guides that showed that sometimes , just sometimes , tourists with lots of money canfail dismally to be a credit to their country!

We would recommend going to Botswana very highly indeed and to do so with Expert Africa and Wilderness Safaris .It is an experience that we can say without exaggeration has the power to be lifechanging

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Marinas Camp, Botswana (this camp has since closed)
19-May-2008 review: A slice of Botswanan life
DumaTau Camp, Botswana
21-May-2008 review: DumaTau review
Kwetsani Camp, Botswana
25-May-2008 review: Kwetsani Camp review
Chitabe Lediba, Botswana
28-May-2008 review: Chitabe Lediba review