Holiday review by Alasdair Macdonald

Name: Alasdair Macdonald

Date of trip: 25/09/2018

Number of people: 2

  • Pool at Lagoon Camp in the Kwando Reserve, Linyanti, Botswana © Lagoon Camp

    Pool at Lagoon Camp in the Kwando Reserve, Linyanti, Botswana

  • Mokoro ride with Gomoti Plains, Okavango Delta, Botswana © Andrew Howard

    Mokoro ride with Gomoti Plains, Okavango Delta, Botswana

  • Nxai Pan Camp, Botswana © Kwando

    Nxai Pan Camp, Botswana

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Tribes Overall:

Overall the trip was very well organised and everything ran smoothly. The minor issues at Chobe Water Villas are relatively insignificant in the scale of things. Everyone in our group had a fabulous experience, with lasting memories. For some the environment was a totally new experience, but the knowledge and experience of our guides proved reassuring.

Tribes Service:

See above.

Guides:

See comments on individual lodges below.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

Environmental knowledge and responsibility is high at all lodges. A clear effort is being made to employ and train local staff.


The places you stayed

Pool at Lagoon Camp in the Kwando Reserve, Linyanti, Botswana © Lagoon Camp

Lagoon Camp

Linyanti

Very comfortable, and varied environment. Wildlife a little difficult to spot, but tracker JD and guide Waga did a great job with us.


Mokoro ride with Gomoti Plains, Okavango Delta, Botswana © Andrew Howard

Gomoti Plains Camp

Okavango Delta

Very well managed and run by Andrew and Rona, who added their personal touch with the guests. Our guide Luckim did an exceptional job tracking and finding the wildlife, and also Mot on the night drive and the stars. The mokoro trip was very well conducted.


Nxai Pan Camp, Botswana © Kwando

Nxai Pan Camp

Nxai Pan

An interesting contrast to the river, wetlands and delta environment in the semi-desert. Wildlife more difficult to spot, but Postr and Kaizer did a very good job, with interesting explanations of the flora and fauna.