2019 Guest Testimonials
I just wanted to thank you on behalf of my family for organising our trip to the Okavango delta. You done an amazing job and we didn't have any logistical issues at all. All of the accommodation was fantastic and went above and beyond. We absolutely loved it and will be back! It was such a pleasure and so very different to East Africa where we were previously. Thanks again Mandy.
P.S I got my bag Back!
JW, September 2019
We are back and yes, it was a great trip! It started out a little rough…I just want to tell you for future reference…the drive to Nogatsaa Pans Camp was brutal. It was a 3 hour drive on a horrible sandy road…a really rough 3hour drive. The last vehicle got a flat tire and we never knew it as there was no communication between the vehicles, it wasn’t until we missed them at camp that we realized something was wrong. They went out and found them and all ended well…part of the adventure!! But, I would tell you unless they get an air-strip close to camp I would not send anyone to Nogatsaa. That drive was BRUTAL. The camp itself was wonderful!
Linyanti was great, as was Rra Dinare, but I have to tell you we had the most fun at Khwai tented camp and the M’s at Khwai Bush Camp. The staff at these two camps were just the BEST…we had such a great time with them!!! All in all, everyone really enjoyed the trip!! Thank you again for everything.
Also, everyone really enjoyed Witwater and Victoria Falls Hotel.
JH, August 2019
Hi Mandy, We just wanted you to know we had a wonderful holiday in Botswana and all the accommodation and flights, etc worked like clockwork. Batonka Lodge was great - we were very pleased and were able to walk to the town from the lodge. The birding and trip to Zambia were also great. Bakwena Lodge was also very good. The only odd thing was the fact that we ate meals by ourselves.
Pandamatenga was also good. We were there by ourselves most of the time. We had a visit to the village, met the chief and visited the school - the only disappointment was we did not have a pack to give to the school children.
Camp Linyanti was also very good - listening to hippos all night. We were mostly by ourselves here as well which helps when we were so interested in birds. Savuti was very dry but we saw lots of animals. Again mostly by ourselves.
Oddballs was a bit of a disappointment as it was also very dry - but suited Helen as she doesn't like the Mekoro much. The walking was good for a change from bouncing around in the vehicles - and getting some exercise after all our eating.
Khwai was lovely. Our room was recently renovated and such as wonderful outlook. We did a game drive on our last day and we saw the hyena - one last animal for H to get a photo of.
So well done for your organisation. The lodges and camps were all different but we enjoyed them all in different ways and the people were all very friendly.
RB, May 2019
Now we are starting to recover I just wanted to thank you for arranging us the most amazing holiday. The hotels were amazing, sometimes we were the only guests, the staff were all genuinely lovely and even as a picky eating vegetarian the food was great. But most of all the wildlife viewing was truly stunning. We saw 35 mammal species plus many birds, beetles and I loved learning the tracks too. So many highlights, but once again thank you for a truly special holiday to remember.
LG, May 2019
M....and I just returned from out trip to Botswana/Namibia/Zimbabwe that you put together for us. It was a tremendous experience and we want to thank you for setting us up with a great trip. All the accommodations were first rate and all the transfers went smoothly. You and your staff certainly are experts and we will recommend your company to anyone considering a trip to Africa. All the locations you picked for us were great but we have to let you know that the staff at Motswiri Camp (RAW Botswana) were extraordinary. This location turned out to be the highlight of our trip primarily due to the warm and thoughtful (and very professional) people at the camp. The only thing better than all the wildlife and beautiful scenery we saw on our trip was meeting all the wonderful people. Thanks again for all your help.
MW and MG, April 2019
We thank you for the perfect organization of our tour. With the sole exception of Camp Okuti, which we have already reported to you, we were fully satisfied with your great professionalism put at our service.We sincerely hope to be able to work with you again in the near future. We embrace you with esteem and affection. We wish you all the best.
G&R M, March 2019
First and most of all - Thank you so much for organizing and orchestrating what was a fabulous and utterly memorable holiday for us. From the start you were immensely responsive and listened closely to our needs. The two things I queried, you were absolutely right on. Driving was no problem (though we never used the GPS. I guess it would have been useful if we had got stuck.), and we would not have missed the drive south from Planet Baobab into the Makgadikgadi Pans - a real highlight of the visit, at least at this time of year. And you did not miss a beat with any of the logistics. How right you were about Zimbabwe Immigration. Because of your foresight in emailing us the forms, we overtook the queue and went from being nearly last off the plane to first through immigration!
Many thanks once again for everything. I would definitely recommend you to friends, and will be back to you if we ever head in your direction again.
S&S S, February 2019
Mandy, Sorry I haven’t contacted you before, its been a few weeks since we were in Botswana but only 2 weeks since our return. I must thank you for the superb arrangement s you made for our holiday which was as usual of the highest standard and so seamless considering the logistics involved!
You choice of camps was spot on and the new Splash camp was quite a surprise to say the least. And then arriving at Sable Alley was even more spectacular with a view that was quite unique. Before coming to a bit more detail I must say that right from arriving at Johannesburg airport right through to arriving in Cape town it was so easy and totally stress free. African Rock hotel was so restful and as usual the food and hospitality beyond our expectations.
Moremi air met us at Maun and we swapped luggage easily and they met us again on our return from Sable Alley. When we arrived in Cape town your choice of hotel was again great as it was literally 2 minutes from the arrivals. We cannot thank you enough for all your work.
Best Regards, A McG, January 2019
Thank for arranging our wonderful trip to Zimbabwe. We where a bit worried before leaving, because of the demonstrations and violence in the streets and also because we heard a lot about the lack of all sorts of necessities. We experienced no problems at all. We saw long rows of cars at petrol stations and half empty shops in Bulawayo. But everything worked perfectly for us.
The people were extremely friendly and service minded, the lodges were all luxurious and the food extraordinary. We had some wonderful game drives with many spectacular sightings.
One small comment is that although Elephant’s Eye is a really wonderful lodge they game drive more or less in the same area as Somalisa, so for gam edrives it would probably have been more interesting to go to a camp in the northwestern part of Hwange.
We have written our review of all 4 camps at Tripadvisor. Thank you for all your help. We have already recommended your services to a couple of friends.
Best Regards, A&P B, January 2019