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Renuka   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: March 2015 Reviewed: Apr 7, 2015

35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Botswana Safari with Gondwana Tours and Safaris

I booked a holiday for 2 weeks across different camps in Botswana with Gondwana Tours and Safaris. Mark Hathaway was very professional and knew the area very well so could recommend based on what I said I would like to do. Mark kept in regular email contact and we Skyped a few times to get the arrangements just right. I have now returned having had an amazing holiday where I saw 62 lions over a 14 day period and 3 leopards who were not elusive at all. Thank you Mark for booking me such a fabulous holiday.

Rob   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: March 2015 Reviewed: Mar 31, 2015

35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

The very best of Africa

Five years ago I booked a trip with Steffi to visit the Okavango Delta. I did not know Steffi at the time, the service and the detail put into planning the trip was very good, and I was not disappointed. It was superb. This year myself and two other family members wanted to visit Chobe so I wanted to book with Steffi and Gondwana Tours . It was Steffi who recommended that we spend the three nights we had on one of the Ichobezi houseboats, as we would be able to see the bird life and animals at the water’s edge whilst gently journeying along the river . It was an excellent choice, and a privilege for us to be on the river viewing so many wonderful creatures in the tranquillity and sheer beauty of this most magical of Mother Nature's havens, the Caprivi.
Steffi was aware that one of the family members was a very mobile and active 85 year old and this was always at the forefront of any recommendation made , the care and attention given on the boat too was exceptional.
If it is TV and music you want, then this is not the holiday for you, but if you want to enjoy the serenity and the sounds of this part of Africa , we would highly recommend a few nights on one of the fantastic houseboats. Steffi and her team put their clients first, the word “no” just does not feature, absolutely everything we asked to do was arranged for us, with so much care and kindness.
Thank you Steffi, this was one of our best trips ever!

Ally   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: March 2015 Reviewed: Mar 23, 2015

Email Ally  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

The perfect honeymoon!

We're used to making up holidays as we go along, and doing things on more of a budget, however after deciding to go to the Okavango Delta for our Honeymoon decided to let someone else organise it and allow ourselves to totally relax. Mark at Gondwana was incredibly helpful from day 1, allowing us to repeatedly alter his suggested itinerary and answering all our questions while we did so.

Mark met us personally at Maun airport (with a bottle of fizz!) which was hugely appreciated, and from then on we didn't need to think about a thing. All the transfers were on time and comfortable - especially a specially requested morning flight into the Delta, and the accommodation was perfect, especially Pom Pom which was incredible! We're so glad we used Gondwana and had the most amazing and relaxing honeymoon as a result!

Michael F.   –  
Germany DE
Visited: March 2014 Reviewed: Dec 19, 2014

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

Superb service, awesome expertise and a fantastic tour - highly recommended!

Me and my wife went on a trip to Victoria Falls, the Chobe River, Linyanti Swamps, the Okavango Delta and the Makgadikgadi Pans earlier this year and the memories of that fantastic trip and still fresh and overwhelming. By writing this short review we would like to thank Steffi and Mark of Gondwana Tours & Safaris for making this journey of our lifetime possible.
Steffi, Mark and their team did an incredible job from our very first chat on the phone until we departed back to Germany. The planning took a few months and Steffi was patient and professional in every single moment. We could always contact her at any time - regardless how minor our questions seemed to be. Her knowledge about every region and every single camp was almost unbelievable. It gave us a very pleasant feeling to deal with somebody that has actually seen all the places personally and who was able to let us know about even the smallest details.
The final itinerary was eventually just perfect regarding our time, budget and personal desires. If ever a trip deserved the word "tailor-made" it was ours planned by Steffi.
Our Safari was absolutely stunning from the first day to the last, everything went smoothly and well, all the transfers worked out perfectly, all the camps were amazing, we had unforgettable game drives and simply the time of our lifes. Steffi, Mark and their team were available 24h for us during the trip - which we used when we had a little language barrier with one of the camp managers. We called Steffi quite late in the evening and she kindly helped us by translating on the phone.
Gondwana Tours & Safaris is a fantastic operator with personal service and outstanding knowledge. They truly are Africa experts and we can only recommend them to anybody who wants to experience an amazing African holiday.

Malcolm Ferguson   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2014 Reviewed: Dec 10, 2014

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

Patient and knowledgeable

Mark Hathaway of Gondwana could not have been more patient and knowledgeable when we were booking our safari.He also met us at Maun airport on each visit to ensure that our flight arrangments were in order and even took us for a drink at the bar across the road when we had a short delay.

Gigi   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: November 2014 Reviewed: Dec 10, 2014

20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

fantastic tailormade trip

We stayed in Moremi crossing, Pom Pom Camp, Chobe safari Lodge and the Waterfront in Vic falls in Zambia. We had a great trip and enjoyed the little camps in the Okavango Delta. Professional teams and excellent service, and very impressed by the knowledge of the guides. Chobe maybe a little to big for us but enjoyed the view from our room and the boat cruise was stunning. The Gondwana team were very quick in responding to any queries and prepared this tailor made trip very quick. Their excellent knowledge of Botswana and the camps is unique.
I recommend using Gondwana Tours & Safaris!

Mike and the wife   –  
Germany DE
Visited: October 2014 Reviewed: Nov 28, 2014

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

Time of our life...

We recently booked a 10 day holiday with Gondwana Safaris, including camps in Botswana and the Victoria Falls. We we very impressed how these guys from the word star helped us plan the trip and how well they knew each loaction and camp they suggested. We dealt with Steffi in particular and were met by Mark upon in arrival in Maun. It was a trip of a life time and we saw and experienced all we had in wanted and more. Kwara Camp and the Chobe Houseboat were without a doubt our favorite. We can certainly recommend Gondwana Tours & Safaris to anyone asking.

norio   –  
Brazil BR
Visited: May 2014 Reviewed: Jul 22, 2014

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

Excellent tour operator

Good safari operator, with nice advices about lodges and camps. I had no problem with the trip, everything had happened as previous combined.

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