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Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs G from Norfolk

Review Distribution

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

5

Excursions taken

0

Gurney holiday

Botswana and 1 other country between 5 Oct 2007 and 21 Oct 2007

Trip rating: Excellent
"An outstanding holiday with a lovely mix of different things. Very glad we went to Cape Town first. Stayed at Constantia Uitsig whoich was truly outstanding for food and comfort.

Victoria Falls was well worth seeing.

Botswana really was brilliant and I cannot recommend it more. Sandibe was the only disapointing part and not all their fault."

Arranged By Maruska Adye-Rowe


Islands of Siankaba

Islands of Siankaba

"Islands of Siankaba review"

2 nights Arrived 9 Oct 2007
"A lovely camp in an idyllic location on the river. Only downside is the distance from Livingstone as if you arrive in the afternoon and want to go to Victoria Falls the next day it is 3 quite long and dull car journeys on the trot - it may be better to go to Victoria Falls before going on to Siankaba if you are flying in to Livingstone if that is possible?

Birdwatching is quite interesting but if i had gone to Botswana first it would have been a real let down. Much better to do this at the start rather than at the end of a trip."
Good
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Activities
Average
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
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Selinda walking trail, Botswana (this camp has since closed)

"Selinda walking trail review"

2 nights Arrived 11 Oct 2007
"Outstanding. We were lucky enough to be on our own rather than in a foursome but i would unhesitatingly recommend this. It worked very well at the start as it gave you a much greater sense of being part of the bush rather than an outsider looking in. Even in the current heat the walks are not exerting.

Would strongly recommend"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Average
Food
Average
Selinda Camp

Selinda Camp

"Selinda Camp review"

1 night Arrived 13 Oct 2007
"Sad only to be there for one night - probably the most comfortable camp we stayed in.
Outstanding guide - Mats - made the most of the luck of seeing wild dogs etc

Better food than average too

Would happily have had 2 nights here (despite having done the walking trails first - you see very differnt things)"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
Sandibe Safari Lodge

Sandibe Safari Lodge

"Sandibe Safari Lodge review"

3 nights Arrived 14 Oct 2007
"Lodge itself seemed tired but staff did their best to help

Situation not helped by a south african guide stepping in and literally ruining everyone's day so had to switch guides - his behaviour was completely unacceptable not least to our guide and tracker.

Food was pretty bad but we had been spoilt elsewhere.

Would rather have gone elsewhere."
Average
Location
Average
Service
Good
Activities
Average
Rooms
Poor
Food
Poor
Facilities
Average
Little Kwara

Little Kwara

"Little Kwara review"

3 nights Arrived 17 Oct 2007
"A really lovely camp that made you very welcome from the start. Very good service.

The guide and tracker - Moro and John - were outstanding tracking a family of cheetah for over 2 hours. This resulted in us then seeing the cheetah hunt and kill the next day. The heronry boat trip was excellent as was the mokoro with the hippos (albeit a bit hair raising!)

The food was only so-so but they were trying their best and better than the average. I would heartily recommend this camp.

Only downsides were the tents were hot in the middle of the day but it was 45 degrees!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Average
Facilities
Good

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