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Travel reviews by Sheffs from USA

Our May 2015 trip/Beautiful Africa

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 17-May-2015 and 26-May-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


The trip was wonderful. We clocked over 100 new bird species and all the animals we could imagine except rhino. Loved the night sounds--hippo and lions plus others!

We liked all 4 lodges very much. Best were Xigera and Vumbra Plain. Little Vumbra needs a bit of spiffing up. Sandibe was amazing...a bit wierd, but VERY comfy and attractive. Beds everywhere were wonderful.

The staff and the guides were terrific....always knowledgable and very pleasant. Food was excellent -- as was the wine. Perhaps too much food, too often.

Just for you to know, wifi at both Sandibe and Vumbra Plain...and hair dryers. Also outlets for re-charging at every single place.

There were too many high points to mention!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No. You are doing a great job, and we've recommended you (Tracy) and Expert Africa to several friends...even some who were with other safari groups.

Special thanks to Tracy for suggesting to the various camps that we have accomodation close to the center. My knees were very appreciative.

Wilderness planes were not as comfortable or clean as MacAir planes.

Can you send email of general manager of Vumbra Plains or Chris the food/beverage manager?

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Xigera Safari Lodge, Botswana
17-May-2015 review: Xigera
Sandibe Safari Lodge, Botswana
19-May-2015 review: Sandibe Safair Lodge
Little Vumbura, Botswana
22-May-2015 review: Little Vumbura
Vumbura Plains, Botswana
24-May-2015 review: Vumbura Plains review