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Holiday review by Mary Hughes

Date of trip: 26/06/2014
Number of people: 1
Country: Botswana

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "It surpassed my expectations. An excellent safari. We saw wonderful things."
Tribes Service: "I am very happy with Tribes having had an excellent trip to Brazil a few years back and seen jaguars for over 5 hours, and now this trip was excellent from the safari/wildlife/birdlife point of view. "
Guides: "Pat on the Letaka mobile safari was excellent. The guides at Kubu lodge were good, but not in the same class at Pat."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "I hope so and hope that our money helps to protect all the wildlife and the environment. "


Kubu Lodge
A lovely place which I really enjoyed. Lovely soft beds and excellent staff and a superb situation overlooking the river.

Our Memories

"One early morning a pride of 6 lions walked into our camp as we were about to leave. they came within feet of us! They were not remotely aggressive, just curious. I could have touched them - lovely!"
"We followed 2 leopards for about 2 hours. She was on heat and they mated at least 12 times. The male stopped and drank at a little stream. A wonderful experience. We also saw 2 leopard brothers up a tree where they had hauled their kill - an impala - and we watched them for ages. And then there were the 2 cheetahs we watched for about an hour, sitting under a mopane tree, and the hyena pups, and the wild dogs, and lots of elephants close up ... "

customer rating

5/5 from 83 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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