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Travel reviews by PancDoc from Swansea

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

Amazing first safari experience

Botswana between 7 Jun 2019 and 21 Jun 2019

Trip rating: Excellent
"This was our first real experience of a safari and it was outstanding, we both enjoyed it immensely.

The opportunity to see many animals in their natural setting, and having knowledgeable guides and trackers helping us to enjoy the experience, made for a great trip.

The accommodation and food exceeded our expectations. We expected to get great animal sightings, but did not expect such outstanding food and accommodation.

We would have enjoyed some experience of local food, as we were in Botswana."

Lagoon Camp

Lagoon Camp

"short stay but great introduction to Botswana"

1 night Arrived 8 Jun 2019
"Lovely welcome. Accommodation comfortable and well equipped.
Excellent food.
Very good guide and tracker with good information.
Despite only staying one night we saw a number of animals in that 24 hours.
Beautiful location by a river, close to hippos and elephants, and one or two crocodiles."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Lebala Camp

Lebala Camp

"Great experience of Africa in a lovely settin"

2 nights Arrived 9 Jun 2019
"Very good guide and tracker, Mike and Seemo were excellent, informative and fun to be with.
The location was good, despite not being near water, and the accommodation, food, service and welcome was again very good.
Our highlight was seeing three young (2-3 months old) lion cubs chasing a honey badger. Fortunately for them they didn't catch it!
As well as the sightings mentioned below we also saw jackals, a mongoose and a bat-eared fox.
Again, despite only being there for two nights, we saw a lot of wildlife and had a great time."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Machaba Camp

Machaba Camp

"Great camp, disappointing crowding of animals"

3 nights Arrived 11 Jun 2019
"Again excellent site, accommodation, food and welcome. We especially enjoyed eating dinner outside with hot embers placed under our chairs for warmth!

The guide was good but limited as he was the only one in the vehicle (other sites had guide and tracker). This meant following the crowd at times.

Outside the camp was not a private franchise. This meant large numbers of vehicles at animal sightings: 9 vehicles around a leopard, 13 vehicles watching wild dogs. This meant that, despite a large number of animal sightings, we felt that the crowding was detrimental to the animals, and this detracted from our enjoyment of seeing the animals."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Splash Camp

Splash Camp

"Outstanding experience of a safari"

4 nights Arrived 14 Jun 2019
"Excellent experience all round, our favourite camp of our trip.

We had an outstanding guide and tracker, T J and Mike. They tracked down animals with their knowledge and expertise, and showed great delight when finding one (a cheetah). They were knowledgeable and very helpful. T J was less jovial than some guides, but he more than made up for this by his knowledge - giving us tutorials in the field!

Again the accommodation, food, welcome and site were all excellent. I enjoyed being able to see zebra, wildebeest and wart hogs whilst taking an outside shower!

We also enjoyed a boat ride, and canoe ride (mocorro) and a helicopter ride (a surprise gift from our children!).

We saw one cheetah four times (2 at night), multiple lion sightings, two packs of wild dogs (4 and 8 adults) the first with three baby pups, and a small group of hyenas on our last morning!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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