Holiday review by Mrs. Diana Nelson Salamat

Name: Mrs. Diana Nelson Salamat

Date of trip: 19/08/2016

Number of people: 2

The locations, the accommodations, the staff and the food, i.e. Everything

  • Ilala Lodge terrace and falls spray

     

  • Executive suite at Ilala Lodge

     

  • Victoria Falls is a short walk from Ilala Lodge

     

  • Swimming pool at Ilala Lodge

     

  • Ngoma Safari Lodge deck at sunset

     

  • Bedroom at Ngoma Safari Lodge

     

  • Elephants seen on a safari from Ngoma

     

  • Ngoma Safari Lodge dining room

     

  • Aerial view of Shinde Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana © Shinde Camp

    Aerial view of Shinde Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

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Tribes Overall:

We travel a lot but this was probably one of the best holidays we have ever had. It exceeded all our expectations

Tribes Service:

We have on average 5 holidays per year, all of which I plan, organize and book. It was wonderful to have everything planned and organized for me. Tribes were very helpful and knowledgable about the camps.We didn't have to think ahead whilst away it was all organized for us. We just waited to be told where and when. Everything ran so smoothly and the camps were all excellent regarding location, accommodation, staff and food

Guides:

We stayed in 2 camps and both guides were unbelievably knowledgable on their environment and animals. Both really went that extra mile to make sure we saw as much as possible whilst keeping us safe at all times.. Our second guide at Shinde camp was so passionate about his job and wanted to teach us as much as he could. He was called N T and became lone of the family whilst we were there. He made our stay extra special

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

The camps provided employment for the local people and the staff all seemed to enjoy and be thankful for their jobs. Both camps put the environment and welfare of the animals at the top of their list whilst keeping us safe and happy at the same time. Staying somewhere ethical and environment conscious was very important to me


The places you stayed

Ilala Lodge terrace and falls spray

Ilala Lodge

Zimbabwe

The location is perfect for the falls. The decor is very traditional and colonial and maintained very well. The food was excellent and so were the staff. I have stayed at Vic falls hotel but much preferred my stay here. Highly recommend


Ngoma Safari Lodge deck at sunset

Ngoma Safari Lodge

Chobe & Savuti

Fantastic lodge. We had a very warm welcome and that set the standard for our stay. Superb food, great staff and the location on the hill is perfect giving the most breath taking views at any time of day, although sunset is pretty special indeed. Our rooms were beautifully furnished and immaculately clean. Our Guide was excellent and went that extra mile to make our trips extra special. We saw an unbelievable amount of game. Highly recommend


Aerial view of Shinde Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana © Shinde Camp

Shinde Camp

Okavango Delta

Stunning location offering beautiful views over grass land and the delta. A very warm welcome by very warm and friendly staff who would do anything to make our stay as special as possible. It was like staying with a big family. The food was very good with lunch being our favorite. Our guide, N T became one of our family whilst we were there and he was so passionate about his work and wanted to teach us as much as possible. He really made our stay there extra special. The game had to be tracked and looked for but we saw most apart from hyena and rhino. The rooms were beautifully furnished and maintained. Highly recommend