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Travel reviews by Mrs MW from W London

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

5

Excursions taken

0

Fabulous trip

Botswana and 1 other country between 18 Sep 2018 and 6 Oct 2018

Trip rating: Excellent
"Botswana was our first return to Africa after many years and we had high expectations. We have come back with great memories having seen some fantastic wildlife, met some lovely and interesting people and had a few adventures.

We feel we have had a good mix of camps and experienced the delta and other areas.

There is just the niggle that we were at Chitabe on the wrong days!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No, we were pleased with the service. Lucy asked lots of questions and listened to the answers!"

Arranged By Lucy Copson


Little Vumbura

Little Vumbura

"Perfect start at Little Vumbura"

3 nights Arrived 19 Sep 2018
"As an introduction to the Delta, this was a brilliant camp.

We saw wild dogs, cheetah and cubs, leopard, lionesses and cubs all within 2 days along with an abundance of game and birds. We had a great mix of water and land activities.

Camp is comfortable and relaxed.

Very good guide, easy to be with, knowledgeable and adaptable."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
Chitabe Lediba

Chitabe Lediba

"Frustrated at Chitabe Lediba"

3 nights Arrived 22 Sep 2018
"We were disappointed with the way our stay at this camp was managed. There were 7 people in the vehicle with the guide on 4 drives out of 6 when other vehicles were leaving the camp with only one couple in them. This was not what we expected at this level and made the drives often frustrating in terms of communicating with the guide, positioning the vehicle for sightings, having some level of spontaneity with photo taking, etc.

When we registered our concern with the staff, we were told no other option available. This also meant that we were restricted by flight schedules on 2 morning drives which had to be curtailed to get back to the airstrip. We did not have time to do the drive the guide had mentioned to the edge of the concession where the rhinos and cheetahs are. We did drive in that direction on the last morning and skirted the area.

It was a great shame as it was a particularly beautiful part of the concession and the guide did say that, had we had more time, he would have driven in much further."
Average
Location
Good
Service
Good
Activities
Average
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Average
Facilities
Good
Selinda Camp

Selinda Camp

"Beautiful Selinda Camp"

3 nights Arrived 25 Sep 2018
"A great camp with a beautiful location and a luxurious feel.

A good mix of water and land-based activities. A great guide.

We enjoyed every minute."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
San Camp

San Camp

"Magical (but windy!) San Camp"

3 nights Arrived 28 Sep 2018
"A beautiful camp, very different to the others. Felt even more remote and wild.

The location overlooking the Salt Pan is amazing.

It was very windy while we were there and the time of year might be a consideration for other visitors. The camp apparently closes mid October because of high winds but it seems they had arrived early this year. The weather did impact some of the activities but we enjoyed our stay enormously and the staff and guide made every effort to give us a great experience."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge

"Fantastic Thorntree"

4 nights Arrived 1 Oct 2018
"Perfect end to the trip. The location is superb and the lodge is modern and stylish.

We couldn't get tired of the views from our room or communal areas. The rooms are truly luxurious.

Meals were a treat as much for the food as the setting. Lot of attention to detail.

Really enjoyable stay with just the right mix of activities and relaxation. The guest is king and it's wonderful."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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