Holiday review by Prof. Roger Butlin

Name: Prof. Roger Butlin

Date of trip: 23/03/2016

Number of people: 2

  • Waterberry Lodge from the Zambezi River, Livingstone, Zambia © Waterberry Lodge

    Waterberry Lodge from the Zambezi River, Livingstone, Zambia

  • Mokoro ride with Sango Safari Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana © Sango Safari Camp

    Mokoro ride with Sango Safari Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

  • Moremi Crossing aerial view

     

  • Moremi Crossing tent

     

  • Moremi Crossing pool

     

  • Moremi Crossing at dusk

     

  • Sundowners at the ready with Tau Pan, Kalahari Desert, Botswana © Tau Pan, Kwando

    Sundowners at the ready with Tau Pan, Kalahari Desert, Botswana

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Tribes Service:

Sinead was very helpful and knowledgable in the booking stages. Everything went smoothly on the ground. The Safari Destinations representative in Maun was exceptionally helpful when we had a small flight booking problem at the end of out safari.
It would be helpful to add times to the itinerary (especially for flights) wherever this is known in advance. Also, in our case, there were one or two minor inconsistencies between the booklet and the final itinerary which were a bit confusing.

Guides:

Three of four guides were excellent, one (at Moremi Crossing) was a bit less engaged and informative.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

Sango especially was providing support to the local village. Use of renewals was generally very good. We worried a bit about the number of disposable plastic bottles being used for water - other camps had re-usable bottles and a central supply, which seemed much better.


The places you stayed

Waterberry Lodge from the Zambezi River, Livingstone, Zambia © Waterberry Lodge

Waterberry Lodge

Livingstone/Victoria Falls

Wonderful place! Expensive but still good value. They had thought ahead and helped us to make the most of our short visit. Service was superb and very friendly.


Exterior of guest tent at Sango Safari Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana © Sango Safari Camp

Sango Safari Camp

Okavango Delta

We loved the small, intimate camp and the wonderfully welcoming staff. Game viewing was superb, especially being able to go off-road and stay out a bit after dark.


Moremi Crossing aerial view

Moremi Crossing

Okavango Delta

We preferred smaller camps but staff here were again very welcoming. Game walks were an excellent complement to the drives at Sango.


Sundowners at the ready with Tau Pan, Kalahari Desert, Botswana © Tau Pan, Kwando

Tau Pan Camp

Kalahari Desert

Like Sango this small camp was superb. Guide and bushmen trackers were great. The environment is awesome. Game viewing wonderful, All staff friendly and welcoming. First rate!