Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs F from Hants
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
Beyond expectations - simply fabulous
Botswana and 1 other country between 27 Aug 2019 and 12 Sep 2019
Thamalakane River Lodge
"Thamalakane River Lodge review"
Khwai Private Mobile Camp
"Can't rate this highly enough - fantastic!"
Consequently the tracking and sightings just kept on coming. Some our our highlights include the wild dogs chasing, or may be just teasing, the waterbuck and then regrouping and playing in the water; the hyena den with pups emerging for maybe one of their first experiences in the big wide world and how could we not mention the lionesses at dawn, greating their family members on their return from their night's hunting.
Andrew's support team were fabulous. Their ability to deliver five star service and food with most of basic of facilities is nothing short of remarkable. We cannot rate the experience highly enough."
Lodge not featured by Expert Africa
"Luxury on the bush."
The game drives were amazing and the wildlife was in abundence. The photographic opportunities were made better by our guide Ocean's keen interest in photography.
An overall very enjoyable experience."
"A unique experience"
The hide was a unique way to view the elephants from ground level, being so close you could almost touch them. It was a great way to begin our evening at Skybeds. This was an experience not to be missed, albeit quite a drive from Sable Alley and onwards to our next destination at Selinda Explorers."
Selinda Explorers Camp
"A hint of colonial north african charm"
We couldn't fault this camp; we felt at home from the moment we arrived and didn't want to leave. Our guide Tips was so knowledgeable and a we felt very lucky to have spent our time with him. His skill in tracking a pair of cheetahs on a kill were exceptional and something we didn't expect to see.
We can't rate this camp or the overall experience highly enough."
"Wonderful stay near the falls. "
This hotel offers comfort and style.
A worthwhile additional experience if time allows, is the sunset evening cruise which is highly recommended."
My Jun 2014 trip
Botswana between 22 Jun 2014 and 3 Jul 2014
Arranged By Megan Green
"Kwara Camp review"
The highlight of our stay at this camp had to be sightings of the wild dogs and their 15 puppies. George said we should expect a lengthy drive, but my was it worth it. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have had this experience. Wildlife in this reserve was in abundance, with exceptional sightings of cheetah, the lion, hyena and bird life - you wouldn't believe. This made the sightings for the guides in our next camps extremely challenging."
"Lebala Camp review"
"Lagoon Camp review"
Namibia between 22 Jul 2007 and 8 Aug 2007
We were glad we arragned for an extra spare tyre even though it was not needed. We did however meet other tourists who did experience punctures & had to have tyres repaired.
Sabina was extremely heplful when planning the trip."
Arranged By Sabina Hekandjo
We arrived about 10am just hoping to leave the luggage but were greeted with coffee & the room was got ready for us within half an hour which was very welcome! Had an evening meal there which was suberb."
Wolwedans Dune Camp
The staff made you feel very 'at home'. We really enjoyed the introduction to the meals!
The camp was small but had a good atmosphere. This is what we enjoyed about it."
Kulala Desert Lodge
"Kulala Desert Lodge"
The trip into the dunes was excellent because Franz made it so.
The food was poor and cold when served."
The staff suggested a restaurant the first night. They organised the booking of the restaurant & a taxi. They suggest
De Kelder Restaurant, a small local restaurant. Absolutly fantastic."
Ballooning in the Namib Desert
"Ballooning in the Namib Desert"
28 Jul 2007 • Morning excursion
Wished we'd stayed another night."
Not really fair to compare"
Ongava Tented Camp
"Ongava Tented Camp"
However on arrival we were asked for N$500 deposit without any prior knowledge & this came as quite a surprise. The receptionist was quite abrupt & could of explained the reasonning behind the deposit. We found out later that this was because previous guests were removing things, towel etc from the newly refurbished accommodation.
We understand that the upgrade needs to be undertaken consequently the area did resemble a building site."
Waterberg Wilderness Lodge
The staff were amazing, the service equally so and our evening was made extra special due to the traditional songs delivered by the wonderful staff.
We would fully recommend Thamalakane as a perfect place to stay at the beginning or end of a holiday."