Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms S from New York

Overall trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 5-Aug-2008 and 17-Aug-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Wonderful trip and would definately go back, The Safari company there really do a professional well orgainized trip. I loved the quiteness of it all, Not hundreds of tourists with radios rushing to see kills. The camps were all fabulous (except King's Pool) and each had a different feel but were well managed, and I think you get the level of luxury that you pay for. Even however the less expensive camps were really comfortable.

The people were universally friendly and helpful - what a wonderful country (Botswana). The game veiwing was serene and comprehensive. Only a max of 4 people to a jeep added to the ambiience and ability to be flexible (like staying 1 hour to watch the hyena cubs play).

Food was excellent, although I would have loved to have tried the local cuisine at some point. The guests seemed to be like minded, so we got on pretty well with everyone. We traveled for 9 nights in 4 different camps, and I would actually recommend that 7 nights, max 8 is enough. It also struck me that there is no need to go to more that 3 camps. I
Please note that if I had not been to Kings c Pool, I would have given my trip 5 "paws

Just also like to say that Susannah was very helpful, and knowledgeabloe

Suggestions for improvements:

Not really - it all ran very smoothly and was better than I expected

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Duba Plains Camp, Botswana
6-Aug-2008 review: Duba Plains Review
Vumbura Plains, Botswana
8-Aug-2008 review: Vumbra Plains luxury
Seba Camp, Botswana
10-Aug-2008 review: Seba Camp -a family feel
Kings Pool, Botswana
12-Aug-2008 review: The horrors of expensive King's Pool
The Grace, South Africa (this camp has since closed)
15-Aug-2008 review: The Grace hotel