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Holiday review by Ute Brimson

Name: Ute Brimson
Date of trip: 14/08/2011
Number of people: 2
Country: Botswana

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "Amazing trip with excellent game viewing and wonderful lodges. No problems with transfers, pick-ups etc. In our view perfect time to visit both countries in terms of climate, water level on Falls and in Delta etc."
 
Tribes Service: "Excellent"
 
Guides: "Very impressed with the level of knowledge of the local guides and drivers, some going beyond of call of duty trying to find us that elusive leopard - we succeeded eventually!"
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Excellent"

Accommodation

 
Tongabezi
Pure luxury in paradise, very romantic - did not want to leave. Definitely needs a minimum of 3 nights as otherwise there is insufficient time to enjoy the lodge. Upgrade to dog house at far end of lodge area, amazing architecture and style. Fabulous personal service, great views of river, surrounded by wildlife. Trip to Livingstone Island a real adventure - standing and swimming a couple of metres away from the falls not for the faint hearted.
 
Meno a Kwena
Relaxing two days at end of trip as no game drives necessary. Lovely rustic tented camp, again with excellent food and amazing river views - great bucket shower! Loved the 'hide', spent 3 hours in there watching zebra, elephants etc etc. Great time sitting around fire in the evenings. Could be disappointing if not mixed with more remote camps due fencing of farming areas etc.
 
Linyanti Bush Camp
Our favourite - very remote, very intimate and so close to wildlife. Pride of lions outside tent, elephants and hippos in spitting distance in marshes in front of lodge. Excellent guiding (Isaac).
 
Lagoon Camp
Fabulous location again very close to wildlife. A little 'over the top' in terms of size of accommodation and not completely in keeping with the bush environment. Needs to provide sun shade on decking areas outside accommodation. Food excellent. Guides amazing (Mugadi and Aaron), tracking prides of lions with us.
 
Kanana Camp
Wonderful tented camp with excellent food and choice of activities. Intimate and close to wildlife (elephants in camp overnight). Lovely areas for eating and relaxing.

customer rating

5/5 from 67 reviews

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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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