Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs H from Avon
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
Long awaited dream
Botswana between 16 Jul 2010 and 2 Aug 2010
The timing of the holiday & the camps we chose with help from Chris & his knowledgeable staff would hopefully maximise our chances of realising our ambitions. Within days of our final selection all the bookings had been confirmed & helpful informative literature followed in due course.
Apart from the unnecessary holdup at Jo burg airport, where the number of manned desks was quite incapable of processing the amount of passengers in transit, all arrangements went like clockwork.
Our main ambitions for the trip were to see & hopefully take good photographs of sable antelope, cheetah, a leopard in daylight & wild dogs. Due to the expertise of our guides at all six camps we fulfilled these ambitions beyond all expectation with many magic moments, the highlights being the leopard draped along a horizontal branch in bright sunlight - the classic pose & the interaction between the wild dogs at their den.
We found the food & accommodation to be good to excellent, staff & guides friendly & ever ready to help. Apart from what we felt was undue harassment of a leopard at Kwara & the irresponsible use of fishing tackle at Lagoon, our wildlife experience was an utter delight. Our many special memories will last forever.
Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
No, as the service was excellent & trip exceeded expectations."
Arranged By Lucy Copson
"Cheetah - first target acheived"
"I’m really sorry to hear this. All of our guides at Kwando should be following our own, in-house ‘code of conduct’. This specifically forbids more than 3 vehicles at a sighting at any time, or harassment of wildlife at any time at all. While the company is committed to help guests to get the best possible game viewing, we believe that the utmost respect for our wildlife must come first.”
She added that, “The incident in question has been investigated, and the guides disciplined accordingly. We are confident that this will not happen again.”
Duba Plains Camp
"Lions Large & small"
"Close encounters wanted & unwanted"
"30 year ambition realized"