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Holiday review by Elizabeth and John, UK

Date of trip: 09/01/2018
Number of people: 2
Country: Botswana

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Perfect for us and even surpassed our expectations"
Tribes Service: "Excellent planning that took full account of our preferences. Good value for the level of the holiday."
Guides: "Again we couldn't fault any of them. They really made the wildlife experience for us."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Tourism keeps the economy ticking over and we saw many local people in employment - from the female Botswanan pilot right through guides, camp managers etc."


Chobe Elephant Camp
All the staff and the super guide (Joel) made our stay here a wonderful experience. The accommodation was excellent and the wildlife experiences were superb and included close encounters with elephants.
Little Kwara Camp
A lovely small camp with a really nice feel. Our guide (Tom) was incredible and with the help of the spotter, Mike, gave us wonderful experiences with animals and birds that included cheetah and leopard. We also loved the boat ride.
Kalahari Plains Camp
The Camp, staff and accommodation were wonderful, and everyone worked so hard to make our experiences there perfect and memorable. Our guide, Tsholo, with the help of Sonny, made our wildlife experiences just amazing. We will never forget sleeping out under the stars to the roar of lions just outside the camp. We are so glad that we included this stay in the Kalahari Plains Camp as part of our Botswana trip.

Our Memories

"Sleeping under the stars in the Kalahari while the lions roared just outside the camp boundary; close encounters with lions, cheetah, leopard and meeting a brown hyena on the way to bed (all under the safe company of our guide)."

customer rating

5/5 from 93 reviews

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facts and information

Time: GMT +2hrs

Flight time: Overnight flights to Johannesburg then connections to Maun, total flying time about 13 hours.

Language: The official language is English. Tswana is spoken widely.

Visas: Not required for British travellers (up to 90 days). EC nationals can ask us for further advice.

Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if you are coming from an infected area. Malaria prophylactics are recommended in the north.

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