Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs H from Camberley

the magis that is africa

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zambia between 6-Sep-2007 and 16-Sep-2007 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


we had a really wonderful time we especially wanted to see the African wild dogs and did so 3 times including just after a kill
everyone at the camps was really good, nothing was too much trouble, sad to leave africa

we love informality but wondered if the staff should wear first name tabs ,staying only 2/3 nightsyou really struggle with names other than your tracker and guide.

you missed out african Odessey transfer which was not good. the guy that met us had no juice on his phone and the minibus was late, when he turned up we were not on his list. then he checked and said our flight was 12.45. he must of then received another call because we went from slow to fast to the airport,we arrived at 5 to 11 for an 11am flight!

Feedback response

We’re delighted that the trip went so well; good sightings of wild dogs are a rare treat and privilege these days!

We have looked into the “missed african Odessey transfer” in detail. This was a transfer between Siankaba and Kasane. It seems that a vehicle responsible for part of this transfer didn't arrive and needed a mobile phone call to summon it.

Fortunately the delay wasn’t great, and our travellers arrived at Kasane airport in the nick of time to catch their flight to Lagoon. We’re looking carefully at why this happened, and are confident that it was a one-off error - although had they been late, the flight should have waited for them.

Meanwhile – our traveller commented that “ultimately ‘hakuna mutata’ but sitting by the Zambezi waiting for the bus was an interesting moment of reflection but all adds to the African experience and watching the pontoon boats ply their trade across the river kept us occupied.”

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Islands of Siankaba, Zambia
7-Sep-2007 review: great camp in lovely position on zambesi
Lagoon Camp, Botswana
9-Sep-2007 review: excellent trackers and loads of game at lagoo
Little Kwara, Botswana
12-Sep-2007 review: a little gem