2 independent reviews for Botswana Great Wilderness journey

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review 21 Mar 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Beautiful Sunsets; incredible diversity of wildlife; seeing all of the animals that I hoped to, closer than I ever thought I would!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Relax and enjoy! Take insect repellent with DEET in it.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, local people were employed, (very friendly) and there seemed to be very little waste from our activities.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Unforgettable! I had two very different experiences in Botswana, one on a conservation project in the Kalahari and the other on game drives and boat trips in the Okavango Delta. Both equally memorable for different reasons.

review 26 Jan 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

To travel to an area of Botswana which we had not covered on previous trips ,with hope of seeing the Wild Dog. We chose three independent areas of Botswana to appreciate the diversity of the land and the wildlife. We were fortunate to see Honey Badgers, nocturnal Wild cats, Bat Eared Foxes, Black Striped Jackal, a family of Porcupines and other birds and Raptors. The big game didn't disappoint either. In Moremi all the big cats were visible, healthy herds of Elephant with young. The camps were excellent. Frank our guide was excellent and covered everyone's expectations. The camp in the desert was an amazing location, together with Desert Wildlife in abundance.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Where wildlife is concerned - go with an open mind, no expectation, as the wildlife are free to roam, no boundaries, therefore you may not see your chosen game.We lost out on our Wild Dogs. They had moved into a private concession in the Linyati Marshes, but there is always another time !!! Do your research very throroughly before you book your trip. Speak with different wildlife companies, ask questions. They should have the experience to take you through everything before you book.Check out the website of the camps you intend to visit and gather as much information as you require before deciding. Botswana is not a cheap place to visit, but this enables the camps and staff to offer you the experience and comfort which you ask for. If you have a specific interest in Birds or animals etc, always confirm with the operator that there is a qualified Guide in camp to meet your requiremnts. DO YOUR RESEARCH FIRST !

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The staff and the guides at all of the camps were local, I believe and the game drives were conducted with respect for the wildlife and the environment. Plastic bottles for use with drinking water were nor promoted, but we were all given special drinking bottles supplied by the camps. Electricity and the use of water were managed correctly.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

As a Wildlife enthusiast and having visited over 100 countries, I generally don't make comparisons as all of my trips are excellent.The Company we used were excellent in their organisation and professional approach to my requirements and I would recommend anyone to view their website. Overall I was highly satisfied with the trip.

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