Moonstroll Vantage Expeditions
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This Tour Is Offered By
Moonstroll Vantage Expeditions
- Office In:
- 1-5 employees (Founded in 2016)
- Member Of:
- HATAB & BOGA
- Tour Types:
- Custom budget & mid-range tours that can start every day
We are a small and personal company that specializes in private, tailor-made and group travel to Southern Africa, especially Botswana and Victoria Falls. We have spent tremendous amounts of time ourselves, from very tender ages, running around exploring wild Africa and thus have a genuine love and passion for authentic African safaris. We use our treasured experiences of this side of the world to journey with you deep into Africa's pristine and wildlife-prolific wilderness areas.
Mobile Safari 5 Day (mokoro and moremi)
We, a family of 4 (kids age 10 and 11), were looking for a trip to Botswana/the Delta to finish a long journey through Namibia and Botswana. We choose to do a mobile Safari - which was a absolutely perfect decision. It is an unbelivebal experience to sleep right next to all the wildlife.
Monametsi, our contact at Moonstroll, is a 10 out of 10. He answered questions always immediately, gave us all needed information, took away our concerns about the mokoro (yes, the mokoro really was the best Part of the Trip), welcomed us at the beginning and helped us to get the PCR Tests done to fly home. Also my first thought about transfering money somewhere you don‘t know - I would not hesitate doing it with Moonstoll.
As I mentioned, the Mokoro was the best part of this trip. We got poled by local people to the „Island“ where we spent 2 nights. There we were doing walking safaris, seeing the „usual“ game as well as elephants, buffalo and even 6 lions - on a walking safari! Unbelievable, such an experience! Also the local guides doctor and gottfried were doing an awesome job, my son still talks about gottfried - he was just outstanding, even if he couldn’t speak that much English (that was doctors part), but he was the one spotting everything and making jokes all the time. Both of them were even playing cards with us as we‘ve been in the camp for a break during the day and were telling stories at the camp fire at night. On the Island also the Chef and camp assistant joined and did a good job. The tents were very comfortable and the meals cooked over the fire were good.
The 2 nights after the mokoro were supposed to be in Moremi. As the Guide we had for the next days, forgot his license, we were not able to stay in Moremi over night. Monametsi and the Team tried to find a solution, so we ended up at another place about 45 minutes away from the gate where they organized a night and a morning safari besides a full day in Moremi. Because of what happened and communication or the not existing communication at first point from the guide, this part was a bit disappointing compared to the first 2 nights.
I would definitely go again to Botswana and if I would have the choice of a mobile Safari or a fly-in with lodge, I would go for the mobile one.
Mobile safari 10 days
We took a safari in July 2021, 2 cars, 4 people each.
Overall, I liked the organization of the camp and the service.
Monametsi quickly solved all the problems that arose during the pandemic. And despite the general lockdown (it was announced 3 days before the arrival of my group), we were able to visit all the parks that were indicated in our tour. These are Savuti, Kwai, Okavango Delta, Kalahari and the island of Cubu.
I'm going to do at least one more tour with this company.
Incredible safari adventure with wonderful and professional local experts
In short, my partner and I had the most amazing time in Botswana, all thanks to Moonstroll for coordinating and taking us on the coolest safari adventure!
In more detail..
The overall experience with Moonstroll Vantage Expeditions was great. I initially had no idea how quickly safaris booked up in Botswana (especially if your dates are only marginally flexible), so I had a difficult time finding a multi-day safari adventure within our budget. When I came across Moonstroll, I reached out with my dates and received a very quick response, with a super-detailed quote which highlighted the inclusions of the safari. Monametsi (owner of Moonstroll) was very professional throughout the entire planning process. He was responsive and very helpful by email leading up to the tour. When we landed in Botswana, him and his colleague Lucky personally met us at the Maun airport and took us to our accommodation. Similar to what a few others have noted, I was initially skeptical of the process of wire-transferring money for payment of the safari (as there were limited reviews on this company) - but after having spent the 5 days on safari with Moonstroll, I can comfortably say that they are an awesome company; a local one too, with a very small team. Do note that your safari will be subcontracted out to other local experts, selected by Monametsi, who take you on your safari.
For our private 5 day (4 night) camping trip, we had a team of three gentlemen who made the trip a superb one. Our safari guide and driver, Thuso, was amazing at spotting wildlife and an excellent driver. He could maneuver the safari vehicle safely through rough terrain, follow lion tracks, and lookout for animals all the same time!! He was very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of all the parks we visited; his expertise led us to seeing some rare animals, including a group of lion cubs, a leopard with its kill in a tree, and two lionesses hunting. The next team member included Russell, our chef, who cooked up the most delicious meals for the group each day. I think back and remember one of our lunches where he baked an entire quiche - over a fire (so impressive)!!! Apart from being very tasty, we also note that the preparation of the food was also very sanitary especially considering we were camping for five days. Finally, our trip would also not have been as lovely without Gaety, who was the camp assistant. He helped with setting up our campsites and was there to support the other two guys throughout the trip.
For anyone wondering about what to expect when camping, here are a few quick notes:
- all campsites are in the wilderness areas of the game parks; they are therefore not part of large public campsites so you actually feel like you are in the wilderness and there aren't others around you. It is very peaceful and you never know who your animal neighbours will be! On two separate nights, we saw hyenas wander onto our site (we saw them through the mesh of our tent when the moonlight was bright) - it was so cool (but also a bit terrifying)
- the team will collect water from the entrance to the game park prior to setting up camp each day for cooking, showers, etc
- a shower will be set up by the team (one of the pressure/valve showers used for camping - that hang above you from a tree) with a metal frame + tarp for privacy
- a hole is dugout for a toilet - a portable chair that has a toilet seat goes over the hole - similar to the shower, a tarp is raised for privacy
- cots and mattress pads are provided in your tent so you do not have to sleep directly on the ground
The entire experience was fantastic! I would be happy to answer any other questions if anyone is wondering more about joining this safari, as I know I had tons when I was researching.
Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend Moonstroll Vantage Expeditions. They were the perfect team for us to share our first safari experience with and it was nice being able to support a small local organization.
An incredible experience
We just returned from an amazing safari (6 days moremi safari)!! Everything was perfect, the camp was wild but comfortable.
The staff was very careful, the food was delicious.
Our guide focused on what we wanted to see but in the end we saw a lot of animal : leopard, lion, hippos, giraffe, elephants...
I recommend withtout hesitation !
Despite some early hiccups at the start of our safari, we found our tour with Moonstroll a truly wonderful experience. Monametsi, our main tour contact was fantastic, the tour was well organised and was a nice mix of wilderness camping and B&B/Lodges but mainly concentrating on the wilderness camps which we found a fantastic experience. He was also a fantastic help in tracking down and collecting my luggage after it didn't arrive on our arrival at Maun airport. The tour could not have functioned properly without three other people, Soks in our support vehicle worked tirelessly throughout our trip setting up the camps each night also going for trips to get water, our Chef TD who worked his magic with some truly wonderful food prepared on just a campfire and our fantastic guide Ben who's knowledge of the wildlife and each location was second to none. We would have no hesitation in using Moonstroll again for future trips and anyone looking to use them we suggest you ask for Soks, TD and Ben as together they make a fantastic team.
Other Safaris & Tours10 – Offered by Moonstroll Vantage Expeditions
3-Day Okavango Delta Safari (Mokoro Excursions)
$840 pp (USD)
Botswana: Shared tour (max 8 people per group)BudgetCamping
You Visit: Maun (Start), Okavango Delta, Maun (End)
4-Day Victoria Falls & Chobe Explorer
$1,260 pp (USD)
Botswana & Zimbabwe: Shared tour (max 8 people per vehicle)
You Visit: Victoria Falls (Start), Chobe Riverfront (Chobe NP), Chobe NP, Kasane Airport (End)
10-Day The Okavango Delta & Chobe Adventure Trail
$3,550 pp (USD)
Botswana: Private tourBudgetCamping
You Visit: Maun (Start), Okavango Delta, Moremi GR (Okavango Delta), Khwai (Okavango Delta), Savuti (Chobe NP), Chobe NP, Kasane Airport (End)
9-Day Botswana Highlights-Okavango Delta & Chobe
$2,160 pp (USD)Scheduled Start Dates
Botswana: Shared tour (max 8 people per vehicle)BudgetCamping
You Visit: Maun (Start), Okavango Delta, Moremi GR (Okavango Delta), Khwai (Okavango Delta), Savuti (Chobe NP), Chobe NP, Chobe River, Kasane (End)
3-Day Moremi Game Reserve Safari
$900 pp (USD)
Botswana: Private tourBudgetCamping
You Visit: Maun (Start), Moremi GR (Okavango Delta), Maun (End)
15-Day The Kalahari, Salt Pans, Okavango Delta & Chobe
$3,600 pp (USD)Scheduled Start Dates
Botswana: Shared tour (max 6 people per vehicle)BudgetCamping & Hotel
You Visit: Maun (Start), Makgadikgadi Pans NP, Central Kalahari GR, Maun (City), Okavango Delta, Moremi GR (Okavango Delta), Khwai (Okavango Delta), Savuti (Chobe NP), Chobe NP, Kasane Airport (End)