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Holiday review by Mr Michael de Plater

Date of trip: 22/08/2019
Number of people: 3
Country: Botswana

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "I’ve been looking forward to going to Africa since I was a kid, so it was astounding to have it exceed my expectations in every way. Tracy was a star and every step of the journey was relaxing and smooth. "
Tribes Service: "Tracy was stellar. Customized the trip to our requests, answered every question, gave us all the documentation and info we needed. We noticed her name beside the Costa Rica trip on your website and would like to work with her again."
Guides: "Wow. Every guide we met we thought was our favorite until we got to a new camp and they were equally awesome. Ratti at Selinda Explorers was a joy, Kitso was incredibly knowledgeable and cool and Dabona at Camp Kalahari was wonderful. He made sure every moment of our trip was amazing."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "It is hard to know, but our experience and feelings from talking to the guides and the staff were that overall tourism is positive for the environment in Botswana and provides good jobs and careers as well as an economic boost. Meeting the San Bushman was also surprisingly positive and inspiring. "


Camp Kalahari
We didn’t think it was possible our third camp could match the experience of the first two, but Camp Kalahari was maybe our favorite. Every day was an incredible new experience.
Machaba Camp
Having elephants, hippos and other wildlife on your doorstep is an incredible experience. Having grown up with a lifetime of BBC documentaries I couldn’t believe how much we saw and how great our guide, Kitso, was at finding what was most interesting to us.
Selinda Explorers Camp
We couldn’t believe it. The food, the comfort, the environment, Ratti our guide. Five stars aren’t enough.
AfricaSky Guest House
Very relaxing way to arrive in Africa for the first time. Convenient, comfortable and friendly.
Gorges Lodge
What an incredible location and the staff were wonderful. We’d organized some of our own activities for the day including The Devil’s Pool and an evening River Cruise and the staff at the lodge sorted out a driver to synchronize everything. Just great.

Our Memories

"We’ve just arrived home and we’re still processing and sorting through the seven and a half thousand photos. Honestly what was amazing was that every morning and every evening was unique and amazing. There wasn’t one day we weren’t surprised and astounded. It was very cool that even the transit days were awesome. The drive from the airports was a game drive in itself. The surprise of sleeping under the stars on the last night took some of the sting out of going home."

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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