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July 2014, Debbie and Ken Lee
21 Day-Iconic Flying Safari to Botswana’s Okavango Delta and Linyanti Reserve and Namibia’s Sossusvlei

Safaris
20 Day Best of Namibia and Botswana 3 Day Extension to Victoria Falls **** SELECT ****

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Our safari and travel to Botswana, Victoria Falls, and Namibia surpassed all our expectations! Here are some of our thoughts...

Wildlife sightings-
We stayed only 2 nights at Duma Tau Camp, but saw so many animals: leopard, female lions, elephants (many!), hippos (many!), giraffe, zebras, warthogs, hyena, pack of wild dogs, birds, etc. We especially enjoyed the hippos that were outside our tent both nights, watching the hyena eat his (or someone else's?) kill, following the wild dogs, following the lions, watching elephants cross the river and observing the leopard as she sat upon a termite mound.

…At Tubu Tree, in addition to the leopards, we saw many birds, Cape buffalo, elephants, zebra, etc. We liked that this camp environment was different from Duma Tau. The boat trip and mokoro experience were a great chance to learn about the very unusual environment of the Okavango Delta. We saw hippos, elephants, and so many beautiful birds.

Of course, Little Kulala was more about the dunes (stunning!) than the wildlife, but we still saw animals we had not seen anywhere else such as oryx, ostrich, jackals, and an aardwolf. We were very proud of ourselves for climbing Big Daddy and awed by the view at the top.



Guide Experience Rating: Excellent
Guides: 

All 3 of our guides were amazing, both in terms of their knowledge of the wildlife and environment, and in terms of their willingness to meet all our expectations. For example, Mocks at Duma Tau extended the game drive until noon because we were on the trail of some lions, and Broken at Tubu Tree offered us a night drive. Since we were only at Little Kulala for one full day, Mervyn filled our day with more activities than I think are normally done in one day. It was so interesting to see how they tracked the animals through their footprints and the actions of other animals in the area.

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Accomodation: 

Wow! All were wonderful and it was fun to see different camps. The food was delicious, the staff was so friendly and helpful, and the tents had everything we needed to be comfortable. One of our favorite things was the hot water bottle! One of our favorite experiences was our sundowner at Tubu Tree. We were surprised when we came around a corner during our evening game drive to see a full bar and food table surrounded by candlelight in the middle of nowhere! We were pleased to find out that the cost of the quad bikes were included at Little Kulala.

Victoria Falls-
More beautiful than Niagara Falls. We highly recommend the helicopter ride, tour with Esther, and staying at the Victoria Falls Hotel…

Windhoek-
The Olive Grove Guest House was very nice! The tour of Windhoek, with emphasis on Namibia’s history, was fascinating, since we really didn’t know anything about this before we came. Our guide took us to Katatura, where he grew up, which we also highly recommend. He showed us the market in Katutura, where we tasted meat right off the grill.



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AAC Trip Planning and Organisation: 
We were so impressed with the organization of the trip, Wilderness Safaris, and Wilderness Air. We were always met at all our destinations, and transferred efficiently to our next accommodation. Part of my “dream” of a trip to Africa was to travel to camps via bush planes, and we highly recommend this mode of travel!

…We would be happy to highly recommend Africa Adventure Company to potential future clients.