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Travel reviews by Mr B from Basel

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

Okavango July 2016

Botswana between 21 Jul 2016 and 1 Aug 2016

Trip rating: Excellent
"This was our first safari, so we had no idea what to expect, but simultaneously very high hopes.

Needless to say, the Okavango Delta, the camps, the game, and the people all surpassed our expectations.

We had a fantastic holiday, and will definitely be back."

Arranged By Lucy Copson


Machaba Camp

Machaba Camp

"Great place to start a safari"

2 nights Arrived 21 Jul 2016
"We really enjoyed our stay at Machaba and it was a great place to start our safari. The game around the camp was excellent, with lions, a leopard, wild dogs, hippos, elephants, giraffe and much more (including a mongoose!). The Kwai concession is quite busy, with lots of camps and self drivers (but we were expecting this and sometimes it helps to find exciting sightings).

The camp is run as a very slick operation, with good staff and guides. The rooms are very comfortable, although the shower was not as good as some of the other places we stayed. The food was very tasty and incredibly plentiful!

The only downside to Machaba for us was that it felt a little more "corporate" than some of the more relaxed camps."
Good
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent
Motswiri Camp

Motswiri Camp

"Beautiful, beautiful Motswiri"

2 nights Arrived 23 Jul 2016
"Walking safari is such a different experience to being in a vehicle! Walking puts your sightings much more in the hands of fate, as you are not able to cover as much ground, but the experience is much more intense. Our encounter with a herd of buffalo, looking them in the eye and feeling the ground shake under our feet, was brilliant. We really enjoyed our walks and learnt so much about tracks, behavior and plants, even though we saw fewer animals than at other camps.

The food was excellent, accompanied by friendly staff and great guides, who aren't shy of singing a song or two (which inspired the title of this review)! The hot water system and shower were the best we experienced.

The room was really comfortable, although some of the bed linen was a little tired, with a few small holes. This didn't affect our enjoyment, but may matter to others.

We'd definitely recommend Motswiri for a different safari experience."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Selinda Adventure Trail

Selinda Adventure Trail

"The Selinda Adventure Trail is amazing"

4 nights Arrived 25 Jul 2016
"Fantastic from start to finish! The Adventure Trail is a great experience. Mike was a superb guide (we met Simon at another camp and he seemed great too). We had the opportunity to see animals that you would never normally see, including cape clawless otters, eland and some very close up elephant.

The staff do a brilliant job of setting up the camps, making everything incredibly comfortable, and run smoothly. The food cooked over an open fire was unbelievable, particularly the steak on the last night. The tents and bedding are great, and we always slept very well after a day on the water and a hearty dinner.

We would strongly recommend this trip to anyone who is considering it."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Kwara Camp

Kwara Camp

"Kwara Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 29 Jul 2016
"We had a great stay at Kwara. The game in the concession is superb and the combination of a guide and a spotter works really well. This is definetly the place for a great animal experience.

The staff at the camp are really friendly and do a geat job. The food is also excellent. It may just have been when were there, but this camp had the greatest range of guest ages, with more families than at other camps.

The rooms are very comfortable, and the gas-heated hot water works really well. Some of the furnishings are getting a bit tired (e.g. superficial cracks in the sink) but it did not affect our enjoyment or comfort at all.

We would heartily recommend Kwara!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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