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Holiday review by Chrissie Chapman

Name: Ms. Christine Chapman
Date of trip: 27/06/2013
Number of people: 2
Country: Botswana

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "It exceeded our expectations on every aspect. We loved Botswana and Victoria Falls. A truly magical destination, fascinating landscape and for us, good bird watching. We counted (anoraks that we are) 102 different bird species with a lot of help from our guides and fellow travellers."
 
Tribes Service: "Tracy was great - knowledgeable, full of suggestions and as enthusiastic about our itinerary as we were! It was reassuring to sit back and have Tracy bring all our ideas together into one comprehensive trip"
 
Guides: "L.T. At PomPom was a particular favourite guide of ours - he is professional, experienced but with a good sense of humour and patience - he tracked lions that had come through the camp, until we found the male lions in the bush. Magical."
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "We did not see any litter anywhere. Everyone demonstrates great care and concern about the environment and we felt they valued us as visitors and wanted us to have a great experience. They clearly love Botswana"

Accommodation

 
Jacks Camp
We won't spill the beans about Jack's - be prepared to be surprised and delighted. The staff (Izzy Ritch Vindi Cobra) were outstanding and good fun. The surroundings were simply luxurious but the experiences unforgettable and simply magical. We loved every moment and felt privileged to be there
 
Pom Pom Camp
After jack\'s we wondered if our other camps would be ordinary but PomPom is far from ordinary. Our \"tent\" was comfortable and quirky especially the outdoor shower and the wildlife coming through the camp was entertaining and a constant surprise! Baloo & Tessa are great and sincere hosts. We loved the mokoro boat ride and birdlife
 
Okuti Camp
Nani was our room, the one with the huge outdoor bath which we used as often as we could, including under the stars! It was our anniversary on the 4th and Mona and Robin went out of their way to set up a candlelit table for 2 in our lodge complete with bubbles. Very special lodge and very special location. Again the river trip was magical
 
Ilala Lodge
We thought the Zimbabwe people were great and this hotel has lovely furnishings and the view of the smoke that thunders is fantastic. Being so close to,the Falls meant we could walk there ourselves at 6am to catch the sight at sunrise. It was the highlight of our entire trip. Helicopter trip was great and the Zambezi river cruise

Our Memories

"Mokoro. Flight over the delta. Tracking the lions. Salt pan. Good food and wine"

customer rating

5/5 from 67 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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