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Travel reviews by Kalahari robins from UK

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

5

Excursions taken

0

The hot and the cold

Botswana and 1 other country between 11 Jun 2008 and 24 Jun 2008

Trip rating: Excellent
"We had a great time despite the lack of game - we know it can't be guaranteed and if it was easy we wouldn't do it - but we were disappointed by the lack of game at Linyanti - the last time we were in that area it was wonderful. Robin felt that we were in a 'pub with no beer' !

The disappointment however was totally negated by the great time we had with Grant.

Bearing in mind that this whole trip was put together about five weeks before we went - everything ran like clockwork - how unusual for Africa !"

Linyanti Bush Camp

Linyanti Bush Camp

"Linyanti Bush Camp review"

4 nights Arrived 11 Jun 2008
"We would normally rate this stay as Excellent but becuase of the unusual amount of water in the area - the plain in front of the camp was now a swamp ! The game was exceedingly sparse - however the white faced ducks were spectacular.

Further, again because of the water our game drives were limited to one small area - we are sure that in a future visit we will see more !

The accommodation is luxurious - for a tent - and having hot water on demand is novel - the layout and 'public areas' were splendid.

The staff were helpful, cheerful, charming and de cho di monate !"
Good
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

"Ichingo as brilliant as usual !"

1 night Arrived 15 Jun 2008
"Short, sweet stay - we love Ichingo - Ralph charning, knowledgable host as always - tiger fishing up to scratch - elephants in position on the Chobe as should be - love the new houseboats - we'll have one of those next time !"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
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Kubu Lodge, Kasane

"Kubu Lodge"

2 nights Arrived 16 Jun 2008
"We would have rated this as Excellent if we had had a river view room - we had possibly the darkest room available - but they were full so someone had to draw the short straw !

Beautifully located, staff charming and helpful - food delicious.

It would have been nice to have been able to sit on the terrace and finish our bottle of wine without feeling that we were keeping the staff waiting as they needed to lock the dining room - that being the only access to the terrace. Perhaps a staircase down to the lawn ?"
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
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Private Mobile Camp, Botswana (this camp has since closed)

"Brilliant time at Santantadibe"

5 nights Arrived 18 Jun 2008
"This is real African camping - no frills but everything you could possibly require - and more !

Again the game was a bit sparse - but it is the middle of winter - however 4 leopards in 5 days can't be bad ! The lions, 100 elephants, numerous giraffes and a smal herd of wildebeest added to the tally.

Grant and his team are so enthusiastic and professional about everything they do - you can't help but have a great time - whether scrouring the sage bush, cooking the fishing catch for lunch, eating Joyce's enormous meals amazingly produced on an open fire or watching the ellie's go by whilst luxuriating in a hot bucket shower !

We love it and we can't wait to go back !"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Royal Tree Lodge

Royal Tree Lodge

"Montsentsela Tree Lodge"

1 night Arrived 23 Jun 2008
"Great place to overnight in Maun - especially when you have been really camping for a week - to soak in a hot bath - amazing !

The accommodation is very comfortable and the food and wine served in generous measure !

It is a delight to be able to go for a stroll through the bush and come across Kudu, Zebra and Giraffe, etc"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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