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Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs K from Oklahoma

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

Our Botswana Trip

Botswana between 25 May 2015 and 7 Jun 2015

Trip rating: Excellent
"Fantastic trip. So pleased with what we saw and experienced.

We got great advice from Megan to go to Chitabe if we liked leopards!"

Arranged By Megan Green


Kwara Camp

Kwara Camp

"Kwara Camp = Cheetah Land"

3 nights Arrived 26 May 2015
"In three days at Kwara, we saw so much! 9 different Cheetahs (including 4 young cubs). Many lion. Tons of Elephants, Giraffe, Zebra, etc. It was more than we could have ever expected and made the visit unforgettable

Compared to the other camps we visited (Chitable Lediba, Lagoon, Lebala) the rooms and public areas were more basic. The shower alternated between scalding and freezing with no possibility of a pleasant equilibrium.

Guide and tracker (Josiah and Kelly) were amazing. Talented, dedicated, knowledgeable,

Camp management had its ups and downs. They wanted things done their way at their time and were not relaxed about guests doing their own thing. They were very conscientious about my gluten-free diet though and I really appreciated that."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Average
Food
Good
Facilities
Average
Chitabe Lediba

Chitabe Lediba

"Wow!"

3 nights Arrived 29 May 2015
"The wildlife viewing and the luxury accommodations are just incredible here. The camp is beautiful and we saw so much! 4 different leopards (including two extended sitings of different females), Wild dogs (twice), many Lion. Elephants playing in the water.

Our guide (Duke) was incredibly talented and had a great sense of humor. When we had a trainee in the vehicle with us though, he and Duke would speak extensively to each other in Setswana, which was occasionally frustrating. Also, Duke would sometimes leave sitings we were enjoying without fully explaining why.

Food was delicious and the camp was very conscientious about my gluten-free diet. The rooms were the nicest we had in Botswana.

Was not thrilled with one of the camp managers. Ruby seemed to not like her job very much and actually we left the camp with her still owing us $4 change from a gift shop purchase that she couldn't be bothered to handle. She didn't handle questions well and I fear she may be in the wrong line of work."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Average
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent
Lagoon Camp

Lagoon Camp

"Lagoon Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 1 Jun 2015
"Lagoon camp was beautiful, and we really appreciated the way the guides tried to keep up with the wild dogs. That was exhilarating and a highlight of our overall trip. The boat trip we took was pleasant as well.

One camp manager, Chawa was excellent, the other, BK was not. The camp employees spoke in Setswana to each other constantly. Around the fire before dinner, in the vehicles, at meals. At times around the fire, guests were sitting silently and employees were having animated conversations in Setswana. The staff also wanted things done their way and were not relaxed about guests doing their own thing (about things as small as where you sat for meals).

They did do a good job on the gluten free diet."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Average
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
Lebala Camp

Lebala Camp

"Lebala Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 3 Jun 2015
"We saw so many lion here! Was a bit frustrating not to see the wild dogs in our three days here, but we did see them once in Lagoon. I would say the guides here were not quite as good, in terms of working as a team across all the vehicles. That made it harder to find animals compared to say Chitabe where there were multiple vehicles in constant contact about animal locations. In Lagoon, our driver seemed only to be in contact with one other driver, even though there were usually 4 vehicles out at any time.

Again, one camp manager, OP was terrific and the other, BK ( a different BK than at Lagoon) was not. This camp was also the scariest when it came to my gluten-free diet. For one example at a dinner, the starter was put in front of me and the server told me, "I don't know if you can take this or not". It was just harder to figure things out dietarily here."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Average
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent

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