Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs IS from USA
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
Trip of a lifetime
Botswana and 1 other country between 26 Aug 2008 and 14 Sep 2008
Late August/early September daytime weather was perfect, but night game drives were much cooler than we expected: bring warm clothing!
We never saw a single mosquito (or any other insect).
Although not covered in this questionnaire, we also enjoyed our stay at !Xaus Lodge in Kgalagadi TransFrontier Park in South Africa. Less game-intensive than the Botswana camps, and slightly more modest accommodations, but still a great nature experience of the Kalahari desert---plants, wildlife, start, and native people (Bushmen & Meir). Even a nature walk (impossible in Botswana camps). Wonderful managers Arne & Pieter, both 10th generation South Africans. Food surprisingly good. More European guests, fewer Americans. Less expensive than Botswana camps.
Also highly recommended for a late August/early September visit are Goegap Nature Reserve and Namaqua National Park (Skilpad), both near Springbok, S.A. for fantastic wildflower displays.
Northern & Western suburbs of Johannesburg were much nicer than we had been led to believe. We had no problems driving our rented car."
Arranged By Lucy Copson
Royal Livingstone Hotel
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