3 independent reviews for Johannesburg to Victoria Falls tours in Southern Africa

Reviews for Johannesburg to Victoria Falls tours in Southern Africa

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review 5 May 2013

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

Petting a cheetah.

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

Come prepared and have room for souvenirs.

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

Yes.

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

I thoroughly enjoyed the vacation.

Read the operator's response here:

On many trips, there is the opportunity for optional excursions which a client can undertake. While we suggest many activities travelers may like to try, there are also plenty that are not promoted, supported or endorsed by us. On this trip, particularly in the Victoria Falls area clients may notice businesses offering optional 'Walk with the Lions' or other big cat experiences. As a company, we recommend that our travelers bypass these activities as it is contrary to our Responsible Travel guideline stating that we 'actively discourage the participation of groups in activities which exploit animals - wild or domestic.' Professional wildlife conservation organisations, including Born Free and the World Society for Protection of Animals (WSPA), advise that habituating big cats to humans can shorten their life and may result in animal-human conflict issues. While there is some merit in the argument that the money that you pay for the activity goes towards big cat research, we feel that the negative impacts on the animals' rehabilitation far outweigh this.

review 27 Jul 2013

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

The leader and his team were excellent and we all got on in the group. Seeing lions in Kruger was the highlight.

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

Ask if they are using a big truck ours was slower than other trucks hence journeys clocked up more hours than advised. Take a cushion or neck cushion for selling in the truck.

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

Yes we were very conscious of recycling and supporting NGO local initiatives.

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

Team leader A plus tzepol deserves promotion as he was enthusiastic and caring towards all his charges.

review 4 Jan 2010

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

The Chobe NP river cruise and the adrenaline activities in Vic Falls.

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

Be prepared to travel long distance & basic accommodation.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

More interaction with locals would be good as the only interaction is why they were the guides for our activities. If we could visit local villages and explain more on the local culture would make the tour much more interesting.

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

75 out of 100.

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