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Martin Smith, Managing Director

Martin Smith, Managing Director

Kingfisher Safaris

4.8/5  
(38 Reviews)
Office In:
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Size:
5-10 employees (Founded in 2012)
Member Of:
Botswana Guides Association
Tour Types:
Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Destinations:
Botswana BW
Namibia NA
South Africa ZA
Zambia ZM
Zimbabwe ZW
Martin Smith, Managing Director

Martin Smith, Managing Director

With over 70 years combined experience our objective is to share with you authentic wildlife experiences in Africa without compromise. With our personal service, experience and expertise we will make your African adventure a special and unforgettable journey, whatever your budget. We offer mobile tented safaris in Botswana, operated by us or come with us on an adventure to the best wildlife areas in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania & South Africa on our bespoke safari.

Reviews38

Excellent help and guidance from Martin in finding a Safari which met all our needs and aspirations
5/5

A great experience in Botswana which was delivered as promised, very good value for money, with first class guides at each location. We were kept fully informed and very pleased that what was promised by way of accommodation and experience was delivered. Game drives were professionally delivered by knowledgeable and interested Guides, all of whom took the trouble to find out what our interests were. Would certainly use the excellent service provided by Martin at Kingfisher again.

Simply the BEST. Everything we had hoped for and much MORE. A dream come true
5/5

The initial contact and response to my enquiries was immediate. I stated what we hoped to see and Martin sent an itinerary which fit exactly what we were looking for. Other companies just sent a list of possible itineraries which was not what we wanted.
We specifically wanted an in depth experience with a private vehicle and guide which was part of the package offered. Our Guide, Pilot Manga, is born and raised in the Okavango and found all of the animals we were hoping to see, despite high grass. If Pilot cannot find an animal it is because it is not there! His skills in the bush are impressive and he imparts an incredible and personal experience that makes the unforgettable.
Our chef and camp manager were both equally delightful and looked after our every need with care and kindness. The service comes from their hearts and this is not something that is easily found in today's world. We did not want to be in areas with groups or crowds and did not want the luxury lodge option which does not, in my opinion bring you so close to nature.
We visited two different areas that contrasted and complimented each other and the planning, execution and running of the tour, travel between areas and all related details were meticulously taken care of.
If you are looking for an incredible and very personal experience, then look no further. THIS is the BEST option you will find.

Wonderful
5/5

I just returned from an amazing trip to Botswana organized by Martin from Kingfisher safaris. The lodges were super and the game drives, staff and food beyond my expectations. I felt very safe during this time of Covid as the safety protocols were top notch. Martin made sure everything ran smoothly. I can’t wait to return and I would definitely book with Kingfisher safaris again!

We’ve been to Africa on Safaris 3 times, this was the best. Hands down.
5/5

I’ve been to Tanzania twice and Uganda once. Not that I am a pro, but I am not new to Safari. I see why they call the delta the holy grail of Africa.

Kingfisher coordinated with a local guide (Pilot) who also has a camp assistant and a Chef. Every time I’ve been to Africa, something I’ve eaten has given me stomach problems except this time. It was amazing! We went from Oct 4 - Oct 16. It was hot, but not much different than what we deal with at home.

We grew a great rapport with the chef and assistant. I love to cook, so the chef and I would trade recipe secrets! She sent me home with one of her recipes! BEST souvenir ever!

Pilot was friendly and knowledgeable which is incredibly important to me. I know a lot about animals and expect to continue learning from the guides. This was definitely a case where the guide knew more, and it was so good. Pilot even let me hang on to his books along the way so I could study them and try to spot them. We got into games where he would quiz me on the birds and I just had so much fun with it!

I was stunned at the wildlife we saw. From wild dogs chasing an impala through our camp, to my “private” hippo (only hippo near camp, I just said he was my private hippo) to wild cats, civets and leopard cubs!! I’ve learned you need to be patient on safari, go on animal time. We tracked all kinds of animals and it paid off each time! I got to learn prints myself!

Here are my sightings:
Oct 6
• Leopard (cubs!)
• Lions (cubs!!)
• Elephant
• Giraffe
• Impala
• Kudu
• Gnu

Oct 7
• Yellow billed stork
• Lions
• Elephant
• Giraffe
• Kori bustard
• Cheetah
• Steenbock
• Impala
• Kudu
• Gnu
• Dik dik
• Bat eared Fox
• Warthogs + hoglets

Oct 8
• Giraffe
• Leopard
• Impala
• Kudu
• Eland
• Gnu
• Steenbocks
• Kori bustard
• Wildcat (!!!)
• African Civet (!!!)
• Dwarf mongoose
• Elephant
• Lions
• Lilac breasted roller
• Great horn bill
• Red billed horn bill
• Yellow billed horn bill
• Maribou stork
• Black back jackal

Oct 9
• Giraffe
• Tawny eagle
• Kudu
• Impala
• Black backed jackal
• Elephants
• Lions (cubs!!)
• Warthogs + hoglets
• Gnu
• Kori bustard
• Steenbock
• Swallow tail bee eater
• Black chested ffeagle
• Tsessaby
• Steenbock
• Zebra
• Dwarf mongoose
• Tree squirrel
• Maribou stork
• Slender mongoose
• White face ducks (whistling ducks)
• Waterbucks
• White egret
• Hippos
• Lechwe
• Nile crocodile
• Black breasted kingfisher
• Water Buffalo
• Porcupine
• Scrub Hare
• Honey badger
• Reed buck
• White tailed mongoose

Oct 10
• Hippo
• Elephant
• Giraffe (babies!)
• Water Buffalo
• White backed vulture
• Impala
• Squaker heron
• Jesus bird
• Fish eagle
• Swainsons Francolin
• Double banded sandgrouse
• Yellow billed kite
• Kudu
• Lions (cubs!!)
• Baboons
• Common Reedbock
• Roan antelope
• Porcupine
• Zebra
• Yellow eye eagle
• Scrub hare

Oct 11
• Hippo
• Giraffe
• Elephant
• Warthogs
• Leopards (fighting!!!)
• Impala
• Kudu
• Baboons
• Topi
• Water Buffalo
• Lions
• Saddle ebill stork
• Tsessaby
• Red lechwa
• fish eagle (with a fish)
• Nile crocodile
• Grey heron
• Warthogs
• Spring bill stork
• Ibis
• White face ducks
• Stalker heron
• Cattle egret
• White egret
• Barn owl?
• Waterbocks
• Scrub hare

Oct 12
• Hippo
• Giraffe
• Tsessaby
• Impala
• Ground hornbill
• Owls (Caesar’s owl?)
• WILD DOGS
• Elephants
• Fish eagle
• Water Buffalo
• Kudu
• Warthogs
• Nile crocodile
• Sable antelope
• Steenbocks
• Gray heron
• Pelicans
• White egret
• Gnu
• Yellow billed stork
• Spoonbill stork
• Black faced vervet monkeys
• Water bucks
• Scrub hare

Oct 13
• WILD DOGS
• hippo
• Waterbock
• Commerant
• African darter
• Fish eagle
• African jicana (Jesus bird)
• Pied kingfisher
• FROGS
• Impala
• Kudu
• Giraffe
• Brown billed roller
• Warthogs
• Baboons
• Pygmy geese
• Zebra
• Red lechwe
• Gray heron
• White heron
• Cattle egret
• Water Buffalo
• Black backed jackal

Oct 14
• Impala
• Warthogs
• Waterbucks
• Red lechwe
• Giraffe
• Hippo
• Zebra
• Black backed jackal
• Hyena
• Gnu
• Topi
• Tsseaby
• Lions (eating baby elephant

Kingfisher Safaris' mobile safari offering is a fun, affordable way to see Botswana wildlife
5/5

My girlfriend and I toured Botswana's northern wilderness areas for 12 days on a mobile safari with Kingfisher Safaris. We visited the Savuti area of Chobe National Park as well as the Khwai Concession and Moremi Game Reserve of the Okavango Delta. We saw a plethora of animals both large and small, but a handful of notable ones were elephants, leopards, lions, wild dogs, and cheetahs. Spacious tents, comfortable bedding, and tasty meals were provided. Safari guide Pilot Manga and his colleagues went above and beyond to tailor each day to our preferences.

If you're looking to see Botswana without blowing the budget, I'd highly suggest a mobile safari with Kingfisher Safaris.

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