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  • Neil H
    Alresford, UK73 contributions
    Our first ever Safari Trip. Stayed 3 nights at Kwara Camp. Excellent facilities and welcoming staff. The game drives were superb and we saw incredible wildlife in the most beautiful and unspoilt landscape. Highly recommended
    Written 23 September 2023
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  • DuncanTCH
    East Greenbush, NY1,272 contributions
    Obviously, the Okavango River is responsible for creating the Okavango Delta. But the river itself is worthy of special attention because of all of the animals it draws during the dry season. We were there in late May, at the end of the dry season before the rains came and surprising, the river really the only place where one sees water...the delta is completely dry (especially this past year). So regardless of season, the Okavango River does not disappoint with all of the animals that it draws as well as its own natural beauty.
    Written 23 December 2022
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  • wildlifeship
    Chicago, IL748 contributions
    Love the wildlife and you can have sightings all by your self. I did a self drive and all camps are wild.
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • Amanda C
    1 contribution
    We visited Botswana in mid- June and all I can say is wow! A dream come true! My family and I had a splendid time on our first safari in Okavango and Kalahari. Helene was wonderful to work with and made sure to account for every detail. She made sure that we were taken care of, and communicated well throughout the process. We are vegan and Helene made sure that our food experience both at Pom Pom and Deception Valley Lodge was exceptional. We saw the most amazing animals (Big 5 in one day) , landscapes, sunsets, and more! Next time we return for another safari we will use Shangana/ Vegan Safari.
    Written 9 January 2024
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  • Sightseer64232531791
    3 contributions
    We went with family to Moremi and Khwai on a mobile safari for 3 days/2 nights, and it was truly magical and an unforgettable memory! We had the most amazing wildlife sighting - multiple lion prides and many cubs. The guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating of our interests, and the camping staff were also kind, friendly and made our visit really special. Best of all, they are extremely affordable and flexible on arranging dates and trip itineraries, which was extremely helpful as we had a quickly changing schedule. They came through when we were short on options, and I am very grateful. I very highly recommend Temogo!
    Written 31 July 2023
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  • donutstodd
    Englewood, CO49 contributions
    This was a long awaited, highly anticipated trip of a lifetime, and Pat Mobile Safari did not disappoint! The accommodations (sleeping tents/bedding/showers/dining tents) were very comfortable and the game drives exceeded all expectations. The staff in all camps was excellent, very friendly and highly accommodating. Our every need and request was met, and the food was sumptuous and delicious! Our guide, Pat Malatsi, grew up in the Okavango Delta, and is exceptionally gifted, capable, personable and knowledgeable of all flora and fauna of Botswana. He made it fun and exciting, going above and beyond to make sure our wildlife and birding experiences were top knotch. We visited four camps over 12 days….Okavango Delta, Moremi Game preserve, Savuti, and Chobe National Park…with bush flights between camps. We were quite astonished at how close the wildlife allowed you to observe them under the expert guidance and instinct of our guide Pat. The trip, quite simply, exceeded all expectations.
    Written 4 August 2023
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  • Lisa F
    2 contributions
    Wow! I’ve made two visits to African Guide Academy and Kwapa training camp to learn about the wonder that is the Okavango Delta with the best trainers - JC and Sevara. I did the Nature Guide course in 2022 and two weeks of the Trails Guide course this year.

    I researched a lot of options before choosing AGA. The camp is on the edge of the Delta and the only other vehicles you will see belong to AGA. It’s remote - no fences to be seen and there’s plenty of wildlife in and around camp. The staff are exceptional, the meals delicious, the tents comfortable. There is nothing finer than waking up to the dawn chorus or wondering what is snuffling past your tent at 2 am!

    This year we had phenomenal elephant encounters on foot, along with buffalo. In the two weeks that I was there we also tracked lions and another group had leopard encounters. It was thrilling to learn about approaching PDAs ( that’s Potentially Dangerous Animals) And being with a group of like minded people, those as passionate about wildlife as I am and as eager to learn, meant that we soon felt like old friends.

    AGA sponsors a local guide with each course. About half of our group of ten were doing the course for the BQA or FGASA qualifications, the others for enrichment.

    I also love that AGA allows one to split the course if one has time constraints. I plan on going back for another two weeks to finish Trails Guide. It truly is a life changing experience
    Written 20 December 2023
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  • Susan K
    Arlington, VA65 contributions
    This is a Small gallery on the outside of Maun. We went by taxi from our hotel. The Gallerist/Founder is lovely and welcoming. She has some of her own work and that of others which was interesting. I bought an upcycled bottle with painted African patterns.
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • Marie M
    Perth, Australia30 contributions
    From the meet & greet at Maun airport (Botswana), to handover to our Zimbabwean tour operator, our time was seamless, enjoyable and memorable. Great accommodation, friendly people, and with the guides and management alternating between camps, there was a sense of unity and uniformity, expertly linking the diverse experiences each camp had to offer. Interactions with guides, staff and management felt genuine, warm and welcoming. Our guides were passionate about their jobs, and our teenagers were engaged and treated especially well by them.

    In Botswana we stayed in three locations during mid-to-late December: Leroo La Tau, Camp Okavango, and Chobe Game Lodge (which felt less welcoming, and a little off-brand for Desert & Delta), and we flew Safari Air between them. (I’ve reviewed each separately).

    We were pleased with the order in which we visited each camp, and the game sightings were as expected for the rainy season - not in great numbers, and less visible due to the green vegetation and greater number of water sources to drink from. However, we did see a good variety overall, as well as their babies, which was a highlight. It’s worth bringing your own binoculars (we did), as many animals were sighted from a distance. Even when fairly close to an animal, the binoculars added depth and interest as well as giving a better level of participation and enjoyment.

    The most varied and interesting sightings were at Leroo La Tau and Camp Okavango. At Okavango we were lucky to see a leopard resting at the water’s edge, as well as hippos and a huge crocodile up close. Whilst impalas and baboons were the most abundant animals at Chobe, we did see lionesses and cubs there, which we didn’t see at the other camps. Therefore, staying at a variety of camps is a good idea. What you don’t see at one location, hopefully you’ll see elsewhere, and the change of activities and settings keeps things interesting, especially during the wet season when there’s less game around.

    The method of flying between camps also adds to the safari experience. As well as giving a birds-eye view, the completely different perspective compliments what you see and learn on the ground.

    Desert & Delta took care of every detail (timing of flights etc). You just need to be ready at the allocated time, and the Desert and Delta staff take care of the rest, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the experience without having to stress about the small stuff. We felt safe at all times, confident in the high caliber of our guides and pilots.

    There are benefits of travelling to Southern Africa at this time of year, however we got the sense we’d just caught the tail-end of game sightings, so check reviews carefully if you want to see game after December.

    Provided you don’t have high expectations and a checklist of abundant, must-see animals (we had a relaxed attitude about what we might see, and were pleasantly surprised), the greenery is quite beautiful, the babies absolutely gorgeous, and chances are high you’ll have a guide to yourselves. We had some muddy-road adventures, which were heaps of fun, and we were happy that places weren’t crowded. (Chobe got pretty busy during the day, even during low season, so staying inside the National park does make sense if you have your heart set on Chobe.)

    It did rain (sometimes heavily) from time to time, but there were also plenty of dry spells. Apart from Chobe, the wet was handled well by the lodges, and some of our most memorable moments were brought about by wet, muddy days. The sky is so big here, and spectacular storm clouds can be seen from miles away. In Botswana we saw some of the best sunsets I’ve seen in my life.

    Packaging the holiday through Desert & Delta made our holiday seamless and stress free.
    Written 8 January 2024
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