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Miriam   –  
Germany DE
Visited: November 2016 Reviewed: Dec 27, 2016

Email Miriam  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Unbelievable and stunning experience in Okawango Delta

I wanted to go to the Delta already for years and never had the time to organize it and on top I knew that my budget would be very tide. Finally I got in touch with Steffi from Gondwana tours and Safari. She gave me her ideas and actually she had to convince me into some things. And lucky enough - she did. Everything surpassed my expectations. Every pick up, every appoinment was on time. The communication went very good. The camps where great, the experience and the game drives excellent, the service incredable nice and good food. Steffi was even able to organize the super moon on top of the stars during my stay. So I can highly recommand Gondwana tours and Safari - also for single travelers like me.

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Yasmin   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2016 Reviewed: Nov 27, 2016

Email Yasmin  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

7 day Safari and Victoria Falls

We just got back from a fantastic trip organized by Mark Hathaway of Gondwana tours and Safari. Everything surpassed our expectations and the various transfers went like clockwork. Mark was excellent with communications before our trip and recommended the camps to us. We stayed at Stanley's and Khwai tented camp where the wildlife viewing was outstanding, our hotel in Victoria Fall was also lovely. All in all a fantastic trip!! We added three days in Cape Town on our own and that was just as gorgeous!

Eric   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2016 Reviewed: Nov 25, 2016

Email Eric  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Birthday in Botswana

Mark with Gondwana was extremely helpful. I emailed him to suggest an itinerary that fit my budget. Within a few minutes I had several options to choose from. I picked one that looked good and emailed Mark. There was some confusion on my end with whether my daughter could join us. At one point she was gong then she couldn't and finally she ended up joining us. Needless to say Mark handled all of our going back and forth with no problem. We did alter his suggested itinerary a bit and stayed a little longer in the bush camp so we could do an elephant activity. Again Mark handled this no problem. We ended up staying 2 nights in Vic Falls, I booked my own Devil's Pool and an incredible dinner cruise with Zambezi Explorer. We then transferred to Kasane, Botswana and stayed at the Bakwena Lodge for 2 nights and 3 days and then flew to Stanley's Camp in the Delta. Mark arranged all of the lodging and ground transfers. Everything went smoothly, including special requests for vegetarian meals for my daughter and he also informed the staff at Bakwena about my wife's birthday and they sang a nice song. Overall it was a painless experience and fit our budget with no surprises.

Kelly Foster   –  
Australia AU
Visited: September 2016 Reviewed: Oct 24, 2016

Email Kelly Foster  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris


We added a short, 3 night safari in the Serengeti to our holiday , after spending 10 days in Zanzibar in September this year.

All ideas for camps and lodges were made by Gondwana Tours & Safaris. We found all their suggestions spot on and had a fablous time.

Olakira Camp in the north Serengeti was, in short, fantastic! Pascal, the camp manager, and his team were wonderful, polite, well informed and amazing.
We saw more wildlife than we expected - thanks to very knowledgeable rangers who drove us around. We saw the Big 5 nearly every day! the river crossing was quite an experience too! The meals were absolutely delicious - them taking into account of different dietary needs.

Sitting around the camp fire, having sundowners along the river beds (with crocodiles and hippos wallowing nearby!), adventurous and exciting game drives, resting in the magnificent tents, sitting in the communal lounge area - each and every experience was priceless!

We could not have asked for a better experience, and would recommend it to anyone.

Thanks to Gondwana Tours and Safaris for making all the arrangements for us. They all worked perfectly without any delays (except for our friends from Fastjet on the day we left Zanzibar).

A trip of a lifetime!

Thank you again to Gondwana Tours & Safaris

Kin   –  
Singapore SG
Visited: September 2016 Reviewed: Oct 15, 2016

Email Kin  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Knowledgable, responsive and overall very effective. Excellent value!

We decided to do a last minute safaris trip to Botswana during the peak season. We reached out to several tour companies, but not many responded. Mark Hathaway at Gondwana responded and proposed an initial package that has largely met our requirements. He was very patient in answering our questions and adjusting the itinerary accordingly. Email communications were responsive and effective. Able to find us good camps at a last minute and at a very reasonable price. I would definitely recommend Mark and Gondwana....

Diana   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2016 Reviewed: Oct 8, 2016

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Wonderful experience in the Okavango Delta, Chobe and Victoria Falls

This was an amazing tripped booked by Gondwana Tours. Considering that I was a bit tardy in booking and didn't have the largest budget, it is remarkable how fantastic our experience was. No doubt the trip's success was due to Mark Hathaway of Gondwana Tours' excellent attention to detail and perfect communication. Honestly, not one thing went astray. Our trip involved bush pilots, land transfers across borders, connecting with other members of the party and fabulous game drives. The properties selected by Mark were wonderful -- again, completely exceeding expectation. I would highly recommend Gondwana Tours and Safaris.

Trish   –  
Australia AU
Visited: September 2016 Reviewed: Sep 24, 2016

Email Trish  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Outstanding service and great advice

Mark Hathaway organised our wonderful week in Botswana and Vic Falls; all our accommodation was really great (particularly Kwara, an old favourite of mine). Mark responded quickly to all my questions, and proactively made some very helpful suggestions to help make the most of our time. He met us in Maun on our way back to Joburg, which was lovely. I left my Kindle at Vic Falls and was then incommunicado at Kwara so the hotel contacted Mark; he arranged for the transport of my Kindle from the hotel to Kasane airport and then via the pilot to Kwara. You don't often get service like that! We were thrilled with every aspect of our trip, and will be in touch with Mark in a year or two to arrange our next safaris.

Randi   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2016 Reviewed: Aug 12, 2016

Email Randi  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Top of the service - everything went smoothly

Gondwana Tours & Safaris helped us personalize our tour. All of the accommodations that they provided us as options were excellent. GT&S really helped coordinate our whole trip so we didn't have to worry about anything. I can't say enough great things about Gondwana Tours and Safaris and would give them my highest recommendation to anyone! Thank you so much for a great trip.

Alan Z   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2016 Reviewed: Aug 11, 2016

Email Alan Z  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

A trip of a lifetime

We planned an African trip of a lifetime to see wildlife. We chose Gondwana Tours & Safaris in Botswana because of their reasonable prices, great reviews, an office based in Botswana and their willingness to customize a tour to suit our needs and budget.

Wow did they deliver! Mark Hathaway worked with us for almost a year, answering our questions with a reply usually within 24 hours. Their itinerary took us to four different safari camps through Botswana, followed by a lovely two-day cruise up the Chobe River by houseboat. The trip ended with a stay at Victoria Falls, which was the perfect way to wind down before heading home. We ended up finding and photographing 41 mammal species and saw hundreds of species of birds. Thanks to Gondwana's planning, everything went off smoothly. The camps were ready and waiting for us, and transport was where it needed to be, and precisely on time. The camps themselves were delightful, with good food, a reasonable number of other guests, and eight hours a day in the field. We did not fully appreciate all the planning Gondwana did until we saw it all in action.

Becky   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2016 Reviewed: Aug 2, 2016

Email Becky  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

We took 2 safaris and also visited Victoria Falls.

The entire trip was flawless. There was not one thing that was not done to perfection! From our arrival at the Victoria Falls Airport to transportation to and from each lodge, each leg was without a hitch. Especially helpful was being greeted as we flew out at the end of our trip because the Maun Airport was a bit chaotic and our flight to Cape Town was a fairly new one. The bush flights that were arranged by Mark on Mack Airand came off without a problem.

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