Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms B & Ms L from New York

My May 2014 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 17-May-2014 and 3-Jun-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


This was to be the trip of a lifetime. It was something I had dreamed of since I was about 7 years old, and hours went into planning and information gathering. We looked at other travel companies, famous and expensive ones. Expert Africa had the most informative website that seemed unbiased. As long as the expectations are clear in advance, there are only positive experiences.

Maruska, the Expert who booked our trip gave all of the information that I requested, which was extensive! Maruska was patient and gave us the benefit of having spent years in Botswana. She was empathic, realizing that not having been there before, I was not certain what precautions were needed. She assuaged my fears with accurate information and patience. She explained all aspects of the travel and elicited confidence. She accommodated a very custom tailored, complicated itinerary, and was indefatigable! I must say that all of her hard work paid off for us. The Botswana experience was far better than I could have hoped or imagined. Everything was perfect would be an understatement. The trip was beyond my wildest dreams.

Bostwana is a spectacular part of the world. The ecosystems are unique, the beauty is unreal, the wildlife was up close and the people are the loveliest of all.

Our trip was wonderful in every way. The people who lived and worked at the camps were filled with humor and kindness, and loved a good surprise. I would like to thank every one.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

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I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Royal Tree Lodge, Botswana
17-May-2014 review: Perfect start to our adventure
San Camp, Botswana
18-May-2014 review: Wonderful and more wonderful!
DumaTau Camp, Botswana
20-May-2014 review: Beautiful, exciting, indulgent luxury
Vumbura Plains, Botswana
23-May-2014 review: A spectacular place to which I will return
Khwai Tented Camp, Botswana
26-May-2014 review: Natural Beauty
Motswiri Camp, Botswana
29-May-2014 review: Unsurpassed Adventure
Baines' Camp, Botswana
1-Jun-2014 review: Baines' Camp review