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Holiday review by Mrs. Kathryn Gardiner

Date of trip: 21/10/2017
Number of people: 2
Country: Botswana

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Amazing holiday with so many memories"
Tribes Service: "Excellent thank you. "
Guides: "Varied over the holiday."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Guides mentioned money going back to local communities."


Chobe Elephant Camp
Great intro to the area. Great view over the plains.. Evidently a lower standard than the others we stayed at, but expected this. Rooms were very good, comfortable and clean. Loved the inside and outside shower. Good mix of guests. Food was very good. Birthday celebrations lovely. Safari excursions good. Guide Innocent was very good, nice guy and very friendly.
Batonka Guest Lodge
Amazing rooms, large modern and very clean. Lodge staff very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Food great quality. Taxi /driver on hand to call for pick up and drop off was very helpful to get around Victoria.

Our Memories

"The variety of safari’s over the three different locations was fantastic. Local guides commended Tribes on a well constructed itinerary. Great birthday celebration with cake, dancing and local singing at Chobe Elephant Camp. The heronry at kanana was a totally unexpected experience, astonishing as well as the amazing amount of bird life, we have returned home as ‘twitchers’. The location of Machaba lodge by the river, fantastic watching the elephants and hippos from our tent! Khwai was particularly rewarding in terms of game viewing due to the transit of game from one reservation to the other. We will never forget our hour spent watching the leopard drinking by the river and strolling back to the bush to eat his breakfast! Neither will we forget the amazing sight of various prides coming together to enjoy the meal of a giraffe over thee days. Two males, five females and all the cubs eating, sleeping and playing together. Truly special."

customer rating

5/5 from 138 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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