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Travel reviews by Ms B. from Cambridge

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

My trip to Botswana

Botswana between 14 Aug 2019 and 29 Aug 2019

Trip rating: Excellent
"I have been to Africa 8 times, so have a pretty good idea what to expect. This trip, however, exceeded my expectations.

All three segments of the trip were great. It was our first time in both Botswana and on a mobile safari, and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. The only (mild) disappoint was how dry things were. We kept imagining how things would look with a normal amount of water. Looks like we'll have to come back again to experience it firsthand."

Arranged By Megan Green


Thamalakane River Lodge

Thamalakane River Lodge

"Thamalakane River Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 14 Aug 2019
"We stayed at the lodge for 2 nights at the beginning of our trip to give us a buffer in case of airline delays and to begin to get over our get lag. It was the perfect place to rest and relax.

Our chalet was spacious and comfortable. The outdoor dining area was lovely, and the food was terrific."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Linyanti Ebony

Linyanti Ebony

"Linyanti Ebony Review"

3 nights Arrived 16 Aug 2019
"We had originally planned to go to Linyanti Bush Camp, but due to some scheduling difficulties later on in our trip, we ended up going to Linyanti Ebony. And we are so happy that we did.

The camp itself is lovely: small, very well appointed, and nicely situated on what would have been a river and marsh had it not been so dry. The camp is managed by Evelyn who tended to every detail in a timely, accurate and gracious manner. She had originally trained as a chef but was moved to the “front office” when management saw how good she was with operations, and what a good choice that was.

Our guide, Dutch, was fantastic. He’s a young man who has an interesting combination of traits: playfulness with a great sense of humor along with an expansive knowledge of flora and fauna, including birds, and a deep sense of responsibility for his clients. We had many wonderful sightings including the elusive sable antelope and lots of great interactions with elephants."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Botswana Private Mobile Safari

Botswana Private Mobile Safari

"Botswana Private Mobile Safari review"

7 nights Arrived 19 Aug 2019
"Our mobile safari started in Savuti for 3 nights and then went to Khwai and Moremi for 2 nights each with the terrain becoming less and less dry as we proceeded. It turns out that all the glowing reviews we had previously read about Andrew Harkness and his crew are absolutely spot on.

Andrew, a Brit who has lived in Africa for just about half his life, is amiable, a great guide, and a terrific mobile safari manager. His team included, among others, Kene who interacted with us most often, Tiny who performed housekeeping duties including laundry, and Alec, the chef who created wonderful meals on his wood fire stove. Every detail was attended to including breaking down and setting up the camp each time we moved with our having to do nothing more than pack up our stuff and drive to the next location.

We had multiple honey badger sightings (at least 6); 2 leopard cubs 2-3 weeks old which the mom had stashed in a hollow tree for safekeeping; adolescent elephants playing with each other in the water; multiple roan sightings; 5 lion cubs as their mom came back from hunting, rushing to be reunited with her. I could go on, but you get the picture."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Gomoti Plains Camp

Gomoti Plains Camp

"Gomoti Plains Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 26 Aug 2019
"This was the last place we stayed on our safari in Botswana. It’s a relatively new camp, and the accommodations reflected that: large, modern and comfortable; not what we’re used to, having usually stayed in bush camps or the like, but a nice, luxurious way to end our trip.

The food and service were great, but what made this camp particularly notable was our guide, Carl. In addition to being a genuinely nice, somewhat shy guy, he was a tracker extraordinaire. We stayed at Gomoti Plains for 3 nights and, during that time, had the most amazing sightings: a lioness with 4 tiny cubs, trying to teach them not to be afraid of our vehicle; a black rhino that we were able to get very close to; a leopard posing for us in the early morning light and then leaving to hunt impala; multiple male lion sightings; and a wild dog hunt and catch that happened right in front of our vehicle. Truly amazing."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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