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Travel reviews by B x 6 from Seattle

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

Boyd Group - Zambia

Zambia between 14 Sep 2009 and 30 Sep 2009

Trip rating: Excellent
"An excellent experience overall.
Pls. see prior comments on suggestions."

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Own Arrangements in Botswana

"Luangwa Safari House"

5 nights Arrived 15 Sep 2009
"We arrived from a safari in Botswana where the game viewing was excellent and where we had been mobile camping, sleeping on cots and had limited laundry facilities. By contrast LSH represented absolute luxury! Lucinda and the house staff really made us feel that this was our home for the duration of our stay. They left nothing wanting. The facility itself was delightful - the views of game from the deck were excellent and the dipping pool was enjoyed by all. Jacob, our guide, was gracious, knowledgable, great company and an incredible asset for RPS. After 10 days of safari we found his tour of a local village most valuable. Being enveloped in luxury it was a healthy reminder that 90% of the Population lives on less than $2 per day.
We have no recommendations on how this experience could be improved."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Luangwa Safari House

Luangwa Safari House

"Luangwa Safari House review"

3 nights Arrived 20 Sep 2009
"By contrast [Ed: to the mobile safari that started this trip] LSH represented absolute luxury!

Lucinda and the house staff really made us feel that this was our home for the duration of our stay. They left nothing wanting. The facility itself was delightful - the views of game from the deck were excellent and the dipping pool was enjoyed by all.

Jacob, our guide, was gracious, knowledgable, great company and an incredible asset for RPS. After 10 days of safari we found his tour of a local village most valuable. Being enveloped in luxury it was a healthy reminder that 90% of the Population lives on less than $2 per day.

We have no recommendations on how this experience could be improved."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Tena Tena

Tena Tena

"Tena Tena review"

3 nights Arrived 23 Sep 2009
"Compared to our Botswana experience, Luangwa SH and Chongwe this did not meet the same standard. The facilities were fine but the camp leadership did not appear to be as focused on ensuring that we had a first class experience or as cohesive as at other places.

Our interaction with the non expats was excellent. Our guide, Simon, was experienced and knowlegeable and provided a superb trip to the Hot Springs area where we saw a day time Leopard Kill. However he could benefit from coaching on his interpersonal skills as, unattended, this could limit his career options. Ema could benefit from seeing how Lucinda approaches her job."
Average
Location
Average
Service
Average
Activities
Average
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Average
Chongwe River House

Chongwe River House

"Chongwe River House review"

4 nights Arrived 26 Sep 2009
"The overall experience here was excellent. The originality of the architecture was striking - and stretched ones views on what is possible.

The seamless way this team functioned and the obvious competence of everyone we interacted with just added to our experience. Brenden, who was preparing to leave for a paternity break, exudes confidence and experience and was delightful company. Mario, our guide, introduced us to tiger fishing and to canoeing on the Zambezi.

Special mention needs to be made of the chef, Mario's brother, and of Francis, who took great care of us.

After two plus weeks of game drives time spent on the water was a welcome change. It was good scheduling to do this at the end - not the start - of our trip"
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent

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