- Yes. I enjoyed the tour and despite my age (73) am hardy and experienced no problems. However, I think that the tour could be reduced by two days, one day from the house boat and one from the camping.
Tours are largely made by the guide and in the past I have done tours with excellent guides. Solomon was a great guy but not, in my opinion the best guide. We were not tole about the country or customs of the peoples. He looked after us but only the minimum. No extra little bits were added, eg stopping at local markets to buy fruit, visiting churches etc. I know it was a wild life trip but always before guides have done their best to help us to appreciate the local customs and practices.
His driving was very fast along rough roads even when this was not required. eg when returning to Maun we drove at a very uncomfortable pace and there was no need. There was no hurry. We arrived at the hotel at 10.10am.
Solomon was good at finding animals for us to see. He clearly could read the signs, follow tracks etc. I always take guide and identification books and these were used by all 4 on the trip (with my blessing) as unlike any guides I have had before on similar trips no books were available to us to read or use.
Published on: 02 January 2017