1 independent reviews for Safari adventure holiday, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique

Reviews for Safari adventure holiday, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique

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review 26 Aug 2019

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

South Luangwa NP seeing 3 leopards the same day, I really enjoyed the canoe trip on Kafue river.

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

Winter time can be chilly (5-6 C during the night, windy, humid) in Africa, we had to buy extra blankets (it was cheap, PEP the baby shop had excellent ones) despite the sleeping bag with us. Be prepared to have long and bumpy rides with potholes, music, books etc can come handy. No wifi for days (e.g. Krüger no wifi at all...)

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

N/A

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

It was a good one, although overlanding doesn't allow too much interaction with local people. Would have been nice just to stop to see a village and a local market

Read the operator's response here:

Hi Gyongyi, thanks for your comments. Lower Zambezi support local guides. South Luangwa support the local guide and conservation of the South Luangwa National park. Lake Malawi support local guide. Bazaruto Islands support local guide. By traveling on a small group tour with 12 clients and 2 guides the carbon footprint is dramatically reduced. On a route like this there are some very long days so stopping to visit with locals on route is not as easy as you think. EG - With a full truck of 12 clients it takes an average of 7-10min for all to leave the vehicle. Another 7-10min to re-enter the vehicle. 30-40 min in the village maybe longer adds up to an hour or more. Most of these days on this route are long and having an extra hour added to the itinerary could make the days longer . We also do not allow our guides to drive at night so adding time to days they would fall behind the timing plan of the tour.

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