2 independent reviews for Okavango Delta safari in Botswana

Reviews for Okavango Delta safari in Botswana

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review 24 Aug 2019

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

All of it really but the Okavango Delta and Vic Falls in particular.

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

Go and have a great time! So many great experiences. Donít take too much stuff - I did!

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

Yes definitely. Having an excellent guide and advice on the trip notes from the operator really helped.

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

A fantastic, well organised vacation - my fifth safari but first with the operator/ Responsible Travel. The outstanding guide, fabulous places and opportunities to see wildlife, a great local team and a fun group of fellow travelers, all helped make it a hugely memorable and life changing experience.

review 18 May 2017

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

Riding in a makorra, a flat bottomed punt like boat. through the reeds of the Delta, was one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in the world. Also wild camping there for 2 nights with our great hosts and guides. It was even better than I imagined. But I also could not help but be moved by the "smoke that thunders" or Victoria Falls.

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

There is a lot of time spent sitting in the van traveling between destinations, but there is also a lot to see on the way, and on many occasions it is also a game drive. Also be prepared for the fact that it is not always safe to leave your tent at night, as the wild camps are just that and you may have visitors in the night that it is not safe to meet on your own. We had hyenas in camp in Moremi.

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

The 4 staff wo tavelled with us and guided and cooked for us were local, 2 were trainees preparing to take their own groups. The guides and polers in the Okavanga clearly depended on this source of income. The subcontractors were local , food was bought locally, Botswana is encouraged to look after its wildlife as people come to see it. As one guide said "If I kill an animal I only get the benefit once. If I show it to people, I can get the benefit over and over again"

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

It was fantastic, our guide, Kenny, could not have been more patient or more concerned to give us what we wanted. The food served in camp was delicious, and much better than anything we ate in restaurants. It included the best fillet steak I have ever eaten, cooked to perfection by John.

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