Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs K from Surrey

A most memorable holiday in Botswana

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zambia between 25-May-2009 and 7-Jun-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


The whole trip was excellent in it`s organisation. Every connection was on time with drivers, camp staff etc all waiting for us.
Our highlights were the beautiful location of our tent at Kwara and the off road driving , the boat trip on the Chobe river with Muchenje Lodge and Santantadebi Mobile camp for all sorts of reasons as mentioned previously. [Ed: in the reviews below!]

We did see many wonderful animals but we can`t deny a little disappointment at the minimal sightings of the big cats.

We felt in need of exercise after 2 weeks of doing nothing but sitting in the jeeps and eating!

We had many interesting and fun conversations with the other guests all of which made the holiday memorable.

Suggestions for improvement:

The only negative I have is that the information on prices at Victoria Falls was inaccurate eg we expected the helicopter ride to be $100 but it was $130, similarly the cost of meals had risen sharply.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Avani Victoria Falls, Zambia
26-May-2009 review: Zambezi Sun - Not bad
Muchenje Safari Lodge, Botswana
28-May-2009 review: Muchenje - a beautiful lodge and location
Kwara Camp, Botswana
31-May-2009 review: Friendly Kwara
Private Mobile Camp, Botswana (this camp has since closed)
3-Jun-2009 review: Santantadibe camp- an original experience