Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs P from Alderley Edge

Possibly our best holiday ever!

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 18-Aug-2015 and 5-Sep-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


I was slightly concerned that the experience of14 nights safari in 6 different camps might become repetitive, especially for my husband as it was my choice of holiday rather than his. I needn't have worried!

We both enjoyed meeting fellow guests of different nationalities and the interesting conversations we had with them.

We were amazed at how close we could get to the wildlife without impacting on it. The off road drives generally provided the best opportunities for this My husband's goal was to see wild dogs and in the event we had 4 excellent sightings ranging from a lone dog to a pack just after a kill. Selinda provided the best of these opportunities.

I wanted to see lions, cheetahs and leopards and had excellent views of these too. We were very impressed with the knowledge of most of the guides who made every effort not just to find game but to explain animal behaviour. Those guides really enhanced the safari experience.

The personal service at the camps with possibly one exception greatly exceeded our expectations.

It was a wonderful holiday which will provide us with many happy memories.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I don't think you could have done any more!

I was impressed by the speed with which you responded to my medical problem and it inspired great confidence in your company's ability to handle any emergency in such a way that it minimised any interference with our holiday.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Xakanaxa, Botswana
19-Aug-2015 review: Disappointing
Machaba Camp, Botswana
21-Aug-2015 review: A very special place full of surprises
Kwara Camp, Botswana
23-Aug-2015 review: Great views of wildlife, especially wild dog
Lagoon Camp, Botswana
26-Aug-2015 review: Watching lions bringing down a buffalo
Savute Safari Lodge, Botswana
29-Aug-2015 review: Leopard catching fish in dried up channel
Selinda Camp, Botswana
1-Sep-2015 review: What a way to end our holiday!