Travel reviews by Mrs P & party from Liverpool
Trip of a lifetime
On this trip, I visited Botswana between 10-Jul-2009 and 22-Jul-2009 and I travelled with 4 other people.
This was the most expensive holiday we have ever taken - but it was truly worth it. Botswana seems to have got it just right. There was no commercial feel to it, just observing the natural world, and being guided by locals who you felt genuinely care about the environment, love their jobs, are well trained and justly proud of their country.
Suggestions for improvements:
You are right - it really is COLD in the mornings! Lots of layers are the best things to take - and I was very pleased I had my gloves.
We took your advice on the order we did our trip, and for safari novices it was really good - the night in Motsentsela to acclimatise, then starting the trip at Muchenje - luxurious and a good overview - then Lagoon where we got a bit more involved by following the wild dogs, and some hunting lions, and then finishing with Grant at Santantadibe where we really felt a part of the African bush.
I cannot think of anything that could have improved our trip (oh, perhaps if we could have stayed longer..)
I stayed at and have reviewed:
|Royal Tree Lodge, Botswana
11-Jul-2009 review: Motsentsela Tree Lodge review
|Muchenje Safari Lodge, Botswana
12-Jul-2009 review: Fantastic setting
|Lagoon Camp, Botswana
15-Jul-2009 review: Lagoon Camp review
|Private Mobile Camp, Botswana (this camp has since closed)
18-Jul-2009 review: Santantadibe Mobile Camp review