This travel company was easy to work with. We spent many hours on the phone planning. Our travel planner gave us great choices for hotels in Cape Town, and safari lodges in Zimbabwe and Botswana. All of the guides were excellent. We were met and escorted at each of our 10 international planes. Our baggage was handled and we were well taken care of.
Exploring Cape Town, the harbor area, restaurants, Cape of Good Hope, riding the funicular up Table Mountain, Boulders the Home of the African penguin...our guide even took us to a private jeweler to look at tanzanite in the BoKaap area. There wasn’t much blooming at the Botanical Gardens in early September but it was a nice walk. Wine and beer tastings in beautiful countryside was a hit. Ferry to Robben Island to learn and see about Nelson Mandela’s prison time was interesting.
In Zimbabwe we went to see Victoria Falls. Impressive and this was the dry season! We especially liked the Victoria Falls lodge where we stayed for two nights. We were surprised to see so many hippos, elephants, and crocodiles on our river cruise and game drive. A much better place to stay than a hotel in Victoria Falls.
Botswana was the star of our trip. We stayed at three different camps all run by Desert and Delta in Savute, Xugana, and Moremi National Park. Seeing the Okevango Delta is a must. Guides were fabulous, fun, and made sure we saw lots of wildlife. Very knowledgeable.
I would take it in the reverse order. It was very cold in Cape Town September 5 - 9. Had we started in Botswana, then Victoria Falls and finished in Cape Town we may have been able to have fewer flights to get home. But the main reasons to switch it around were the weather and it would have been wonderful to relax in our beautiful hotel and get out of the dry, dusty desert and enjoy a more leisurely pace near the end of our trip. Safaris keep you very busy. All in all, it was a perfect trip of a lifetime!
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