Moonstroll Vantage Expeditions
- Office In:
- 1-5 employees (Founded in 2016)
- Member Of:
- HATAB, BOGA & BTO
- Tour Types:
- Custom budget & mid-range tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $250 to $400 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Email Peter and Karen | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Superb experience all the way through
We had a very positive experience with Moonstroll. Professional all the way through including communication, planning, guidance during drives and making us feel snug in the camp. We did the 6 night, 7 day trip from Maun through moremi, savuti and chobe by Kasane.
Monametsi is a really good guy and you get the feeling that he will be able to plan almost any safari experience in Botswana. He has a great network within the safari community and knows the best subcontractors to use.
We were greeted in the airport upon arrival the day before we began the safari by Monametsi and were treated to a very nice room in Maun to get ready for 6 days sleeping in a tent through moremi, savuti and chobe by Kasane.
The team consisted of O.K, the guide (owner of Heritage Conservation Safaris), Russel, the cook and Taj, the assistant. We could not have asked for better. The food was great, the equipment was obviously tried and tested because we were held dry through multiple heavy showers and O.K. Was a super guide.
A typical day would be getting up at 6:30, then have some breakfast before setting out on the first 3 hour game drive of the day. Getting back from that, you have a bit of time before lunch and then a siesta from 12 to 4 pm where the second 3 hour game drive begins. After that there is dinner at 7:30-8:00 pm and the bed time.
We went in the wet season of February and had some amazing sightings. Obviously all safaris are different and some animals are rare and shy, so take this as a confirmation that you’ll have amazing game viewing but not as a guarantee that you will see what we did: feeding wild dog, 3 separate leopard sightings, mating lions, 20 grazing hippo during daytime, a huge herd of buffalo, swimming elephants, etc etc. Amazing!
Many of the sightings, including 2 out 3 leopards, were 100% due to our guide tracking the animals, talking to other guides. O.K. Was great. He also managed to steer us past a threatening bull elephant in the middle of the road which he handled with overwhelming calm.
Moremi, savuti and chobe by Kasane all three offer something unique and amazing. The experience is very much dependent on season. We went in February during the wet season where the delta is at its lowest and vegetation at its thickest meaning that it is harder to spot wild life through the leaves and that it doesn’t gather at water holes. Even so, we felt like all three places offered fantastic displays of nature.
All in all we couldn’t have asked for a better experience and we fully recommend moonstroll to anybody up for a fantastic safari experience. It also feels good to be supporting local guides and operators instead of the bigger lodges owned by foreigners.
Email Zsuzsanna | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
The best safari experience ever!
We changed our minds about 10 times about what kind of trip we would like to do, but Monametsi had an option to all our ideas at an affordable price. We decided on 3 tours in the end both game and water safaris. His communication was excellent, he accommodated all our meal requirements and made the whole safari experience unforgettable. They were on time, provided excellent food and blankets for the chilly mornings during the trips.
Ben is the best safari guide ever, he really went the extra mile to find and show as many animals as possible. And we saw a lot! He also shared interesting facts about the wildlife.
If you plan to go to Bostwana, I would highly recommend Moonstroll Vantage Expeditions, you won't be disappointed. I will definitely be back once again!
Email Emily | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Guides were Rockstars!! Saw big 5 up close and personal.
I never thought I would be less than 10 feet away from two male lions eating a water buffalo! This was a once in a lifetime adventure that was well worth going on. We saw tons of wildlife and our guide pulled up right next to them, sometimes eerily close. We were very fortunate that we did get to see the big five but it is not guaranteed. We went in the winter so we saw all of the babies - elephants, hippos, hyenas, rhinos, lions and more!
Our team, led by Teenage, was outstanding. I have to say, I was a little worried when I found we would be sleeping in tents in the wild but the food was awesome, (thanks to the Chef!!) the accommodations were comfortable, and the camp setup / breakdown was handled without a hitch. If you plan on going, be prepared for many hours of riding in the open safari vehicle. We did get to stretch our legs some but there is minimal physical activity.
I would highly recommend Moonstroll when considering a safari.
Email Nick And Tracy | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
One day trip to Moremi game reserve was one of the highlights of our entire trip
We did a one day game drive in Moremi as a family of five.
The communication through email leading up to the trip was spot on.
Monametsi came and met us when we got to our camp to introduce himself the night before our tour to give us a few more details about the following day. He was a very lovely man, a great person to talk to and we felt very comfortable that we were going to be in great hands.
The day was fully catered, the guide was very knowledgeable, and the overall price we found was good value.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Moonstroll Vantage Expeditions, they were fantastic!
The three male lions we saw were a highlight of our entire trip, and something our kids will remember for many years to come.
Email Joaquim VM | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Email Tariq Rasool | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Good value, great service!
We stayed in Botswana on 29 November 2017 and under took a two day tour of the Okavango Delta with Moonstroll vantage expeditions.
Our facilitator, Monametsi, was fantastic. His responsiveness and attentiveness was exceptional.
He catered to our needs and did everything he could to make sure that our trip ran smoothly.
We thought that the price was fair, the food was extremely tasty and and the company was all class. Would highly recommend.
Email Astrid and Gaetan | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
7 days mobile safari from Kasane to Maun (Botswana)
All was perfect. We, a couple on honeymoon, were on a mobile safari with a staff of 3 people : a guide, a camp assist (actually the boss of the agency) and a cooking chief.
Very efficient communication before the safari, to elaborate a customized program with all our wishes.
The expedition was a succession of great moments, full of game drives, boat cruises, game walks, mokoro trips and discussions around the fire (the African television).
Monametsi and his collegues were very nice and professional, always doing their best to make us live a real experience.
Camping in the bush among wildlife was amazing, though we always felt safe in the hands of the staff.
The meals were also really good. Experiencing a Stroganoff beef cooked with a bush fire is something!
Unforgettable! We wish you all the best!
Out of Botswana with incredible memories that we will cherish forever!!
We (my partner and i) went on a 6 day private safari, with an excellent team of guys, which covered Moremi, Savuti and Chobe National Park. In the initial stages the communications with Monametsi were excellent and quite clear. So it did not take us much time to finally customize our safari the way we wanted as we were dealing with an excellent communicator who not only provided answers to our myriad questions but also actually paid attention to what we were saying before offering us suggestions and advice. The guide, always playing and making jokes, was the best we could have ever asked for. He was very skilful when it came to maneuvering the vehicle along the dirt roads in the parks but at the same keeping an eagle’s eye on everything that was going on in his paradise (the bush), from tracks on the ground to subtle movements in the tree branches. It was amazing at what he could spot while driving on these winding dirt roads! The food prepared on the fire was simply incredible. The entire staff was friendly and very helpful.
The end result was a trip that left us feeling pleased and very thankful to the organizers.
Email Gaety | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
outstanding personal service that put all of us at ease
On July 2017 i and a couple of friends just wanted to experience what a safari is like during the public holidays. Since this was going to be our first safari my friends who have opted to join me in Maun asked at the lodge where they were staying if they could recommend someone who could take us on a 1 night safari. The lady at the reception contacted Moonstroll on our behalf and within a few minutes Namz from Moonstroll came to see us. We asked a few questions and Namz answered all of these honestly and also assured us that as long as we followed exactly what the guide says in relation to safety measures, everything should be fine. We finally reached an agreement on the amount that each one of us should pay for a fully serviced 1 night trip. Our guide was well organized and exuded a wealth of knowledge. He was also the friendliest person who was willing to accommodate all of our interests. The chef, oh my god! , produced some amazing dishes during our stay in Khwai. Interestingly these dishes were prepared on an open fire. All in all everyone in our short-lived trip was quite amazing and we thank all of them for giving us this unique opportunity to experience the other side of Africa that we in Africa normally take for granted.
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