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Number of Reviews: 29 Overall score: *****
Okavango Delta
Review posted by Dafydd Huw
***** Written

Wonderful Wildlife of Botswana

This trip certainly delivered with regard to the quantity and quality of wildlife viewing with the help of the knowledgeable guides.
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Okavango Delta
Review posted by Anonymous
***** Written

Brilliant Botswana

We had an amazing trip, Botswana is stunning with friendly people amazing wildlife. wild camping in the Okavango Delta and walking in the bush amongst the wildlife are experiences that I will never forget. I would have rated the trip as excellent if it were not for the itinerary change mentioned below and the very cramped vehicle.
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Okavango Delta
Review posted by Anonymous
***** Written

Botswana and Victoria Falls

I travelled on the same trip as Rich. We did all get on and had an excellent crew. We quickly discovered that if w helped dismantle the tents, etc we'd depart earlier! I do agree about the vehicle on the 3 days we had lengthy drives - at least we had one seat free for the cool box for drinks - but it could have been more comfortable with more space. If it hadn't been for the vehicle, I would have rated the trip as excellent.
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Okavango Delta
Review posted by Anonymous
***** Written

Beautiful Botswana..

Beautiful Botswana was truly a sight and experience to behold! We all got on well as a group. Weather was superb! The Bush Camps made the holiday for me! Set amongst stunning scenery, the noises, the camp fire (Mellows cooking!) FANTASTIC. Indeed a mention to Sam, Mellow and the "Pole Boys" et al. Fantastic guides and hosts! made the holiday that bit more special / enjoyable. A couple of points to bring up, That, I guess? Knocked my rating from a potential "Excellent" down to a "Good" As I have read in previous reviews. The Vehicle was in NO WAY SUITABLE!! for our sized group (11 of us!) No room for legs! Let alone bags on your squashed knees, for some times seven to eight hours journeys. Don't get me wrong, I love bush camping and roughing it, the rougher the journey the better as far as I am concerned, But for ELEVEN people squashed like sardines in that vehicle was a bit absurd. That also impacted on the Photography issue too, little space etc. The other point was, We where fortunate to have a great guide in Sam!!! But the driver / guide who joined us for the second week, was err NOT so good! I shall leave it at that, other than to say, That some times we felt it impacted on us viewing possibly LESS wildlife than we could have?! Wildlife as we know, Is not a given.. BUT..I left feeling a tad disappointed with what we did / didn't see.
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Okavango Delta
Review posted by Suzanne Rosser
***** Written

Botswana Wildlife and Wilderness

This was a fantastic holiday that exceeded my expectations! The trip started off gently with the delta wild camping and visiting the salt pans, but it seemed that every single day something happened that was a WOW ... and things just got better and better! There were so many inspirational moments when I just had to pinch myself to check it was true and then think 'boy am I lucky.'
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Okavango Delta
Review posted by Alison Attwood
***** Written

Wonderful! Amazing!! Magical!!!

This was a fabulous holiday! I have travelled quite a lot with Exodus and always had great trips - this was one of the best.
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Okavango Delta
Review posted by Gordon Holm
***** Written

Botswana Wildlife and Wilderness

EXcellent guides, good wildlife, Too much driving in an inappropriate vehicle which was too crowded. Savuti campsite too far form game viewing area.
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Exodus Response

We would like to thank Gordon for his review. We use a stretched 4WD vehicle on this tour as we have found it to best suited to the road conditions, but are sorry Gordon didn't find it comfortable. By law we are required to have a Botswana guide accompany our groups, and also have a tour leader to oversee logistics but who is also a qualified wildlife guide. They share responsibilities between them. The exact camp we use in the various areas are allocated by the Botswana government so can vary from one trip to the next. Even if the campsite is not always right next to the park boundaries, wildlife is found all over; in fact, the area around this particular campsite is one of the best areas to see wild dogs. Alison, in her review above, gives a good explanation of the set-up of the Savuti campsite in some detail.

Tom Harari - Trip Manager for Botswana
Okavango Delta
Review posted by Sally Green
***** Written

Wildlife and Wilderness in Botswana

This trip exceeded our expectations - go if you can! We loved Botswana - its friendly people and its amazing wildlife. We saw elephants, hippo, many different antelopes, giraffes, buffalo, hyena, jackal, lions and even a leopard in a tree with its kill. We got closer to the wild animals than we had anticipated, which felt a real privilege. The birdlife was wonderful too. Do take the optional flight over the Okavango Delta - well worth it. We were lucky enough to see 4 rhinos from the air. Also, don't miss the Chobe River cruise.
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Okavango Delta
Review posted by George Cichocki
***** Written

Wildlife and wilderness in botswana

We recently went on the above trip and had a fantastic anD interesting trip, which exceeded our expectations. The holiday was well-structured, with a two day break in Victoria falls right in the middle of the two weeks. Bear in mind, though, that you are visiting a country the size of France and doing a considerable amount of traveling, staying in six different locations, to appreciate the diversity of the landscape and the animal,plant and bird life.Wynand, our South African guide, had a staggering amount of knowledge and enthusiasm and added greatly to the holiday. We would nominate him as the best tour guide we have had on these type of holidays and whatever you are paying him, it is not enough ! all the staff were excellent and developed a rapport with the guests. we had twelve in our group, with a varied age mix, which worked very well and it did not feel like a coach tour. we had a strong tip to try the 16 day Costa Rica trip, so are looking at that at present.
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Okavango Delta
Review posted by Jennifer Baird
***** Written

September 2013 Botswana

A terrific trip to explore the wonders of Botswana. Fantastic wildlife sightings with wild dogs, 6 leopards and honey badgers topping the list but also saw: elephant, lion, giraffe, zebra, impala, buffalo, kudu, sable, warthog, hippo, wildebeast, monkey, baboon, steenbok, lechwe, crocodile, water monitor, puku, hyena and so many birds I lost count. We had an elephant pass just behind our tents and hyena coming to check out the steak scraps in our fire. I would highly recommend for the diversity of animals and environments alone.
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