Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs H from Wroughton
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
Safari trip of a lifetime
Botswana and 1 other country between 14 Jun 2009 and 28 Jun 2009
The staff were overwhelmingly friendly, nothing was too much trouble and we met some interesting staff and visitors alike.
Suggestions for improvements:
Tipping - this was all a bit difficult. Chris Macintyres book mentioned and I'm glad it did. There were guidelines to suitable amounts in each camp , which were different from camp to camp, which seemed odd. Everything was set based on the average wealthy American family, who live with a culture of tipping. The British don't, the Americans we spoke to said if those were the suggested amounts they felt they should pay more and we just felt mean! I was very glad to have thought this through from home. Maybe its something you could emphasise more in your useful information.
I didn't engage enough with the Wilderness safari culture and ethical stance before I went, due to lack of realisation and time but I'm glad we chose the things we did, given the difference it makes to parts of the country and opportunities it presents. It could be somethign you make more reference to or raise the profile within Expert Africa"
"Little Vumbura review"