Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Dr B - Canada


A truly amazing Safari

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 28-Feb-2015 and 9-Mar-2015 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This was one of the best holidays I have ever taken, I thank Chloe for the choice of the camps and the itinerary worked brilliantly. i really enjoyed visiting the different types of camp and seeing (if only briefly) the different areas of Botswana. I know I will be back.

Even though I gave some negative comments, I truly believe if Vumbura renews the furnishings and improves their maintenance it will be a Premium camp. The location and wildlife were some of the best on the trip, also the managers were really trying to do their best in a changing situation in the midst of construction.

I don't intend to let the attitude of the managers at the Savute Safari Lodge affect my enjoyment and memories of the time I spent there, I met some interesting and friendly guests at the lodge and saw great wildlife and the third guide OB was one of the better guides of the trip. Travelling as a single person has it's challenges and I know that, it was the unexpected contrast with how I had been treated at the other camps that made it such an unpleasant surprise.

All in all it was a great experience and I would repeat it tomorrow if I had the chance!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kalahari Plains Camp, Botswana
28-Feb-2015 review: A safari like no other
ExcellentExcellent
Vumbura Plains, Botswana
3-Mar-2015 review: Outstanding sightings at Vumbura Plains
ExcellentExcellent
Stanley's Camp, Botswana
6-Mar-2015 review: Elephants at Stanley's camp
ExcellentExcellent
Savute Safari Lodge, Botswana
8-Mar-2015 review: Mixed experience at Savute Safari Lodge
AverageAverage
Xigera, Botswana
11-Mar-2015 review: Mokoro rides at Xigera
ExcellentExcellent