Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs W from Beds

A great experience - would do it all again

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zambia between 11-Mar-2010 and 27-Mar-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


We were very pleased with the overall selection of camps and the pacing of the holiday generally. We felt that going to the Kalahari first was a good move as it might have seemed a bit low key if we had ended here. The efficiency of the transfer arrangements including help with immigration was outstanding.

The advice regarding the "green season" was good and we have no regrets about going at this time. We only had two occasions when the heavens opened and one of the game drives had to be abandoned. Several times we had spectacular lightning without any rain. Viewing at the Victoria Falls was restricted due to the very high water levels.

It would have been nice to have spent a little time in Maun before flying onwards as it seems to be the centre of the universe as far as the Delta is concerned. The Kwando Safari organisation (including Moremi Air) seemed well organised and we liked their camps. We enjoyed meeting Sue Smart at Kwara.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

The warnings about space in passports for visas etc proved unnecessary. We took wet weather jackets but this was not really necessary as ponchos and umbrellas were provided at all camps.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Tau Pan Camp, Botswana
12-Mar-2010 review: Tau Pan Camp - a good introduction to safari
Kwara Camp, Botswana
15-Mar-2010 review: Very good all round camp with lots to do
Xakanaxa, Botswana
18-Mar-2010 review: A very nice camp recently refurbished
Chobe Princesses, Botswana
21-Mar-2010 review: Good viewing platform for birds and animals
Toka Leya Camp, Zambia
24-Mar-2010 review: Different - not quite our style