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  • Sue and Steve from Essex travelled to Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Botswana on their honeymoonDear Rob, overall, it was wonderful – and your organisation was brilliant. We were met at every stage on time and there were no hassles. Nuarro Lodge was very comfortable and our hosts did everything they could to make us welcome and our stay enjoyable. Nthambo camp was fantastic. Our guides Matt and Isaac deserve a special mention because they were outstanding. Matt really took time to share his passion and knowledge about the animals and the bush and it made every trip out of camp and enjoyable adventure. Isaac had 30 years’ experience and was super cool. We really enjoyed the guided walks as well as the game drives, as we were as interested in the small stuff as much as the Big 5. We absolutely loved Waterberry Lodge in Zambia. You really pulled something special out of the bag on this one! Nathan and Gordon, the guides, and every single other member of staff, were so attentive and delightful. The lodge itself was super comfortable and we really, really wanted to stay longer there. Every place we stayed, the food was remarkable, especially given the limitations of getting fresh supplies and the facilities available. I’ve never eaten so much on holiday! So, all in all, a very special trip and your organisation was superb.Sue and Steve from Essex travelled to Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Botswana on their honeymoon

    Sue and Steve from Essex travelled to Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Botswana on their honeymoon
Pygmy falcon in other areas of Botswana

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Other areas of interest include the Tsodilo Hills, Khutse and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

In an otherwise flat landscape, the Tsodilo Hills rise off the plain to the west of the Okavango panhandle and unsurprisingly, are steeped in local folklore.  Inscribed as a World Heritage Site, the hills contain over 4500 rock art paintings. Archaeological discoveries have shown that people have lived here for around 100 000 years.

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier was the first ‘Peace Park’ developed by combining the former Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa, and the Gemsbok and Mabuesehube national parks in Botswana. The park is dominated by the dune landscape of the region. There are only four roads in the park suitable to two-wheel drive vehicles, all of which are on the South African side – two follow the water courses of the Nossob and Auob rivers and have numerous ‘loops’, with the other two joining the river roads by travelling in a roller coaster manner over the dunes. There is no permanent accommodation in the Botswana section so access from that side requires the use of four-wheel drive vehicles and mobile camps.

Khutse is a small reserve which lies on the southern boundary of the Central Kalahari. There is no permanent accommodation and one needs to camp. The reserve is part of an ancient river system and contains a series of pans which form the nucleus of any game-viewing. It was the second reserve in Botswana to be created on tribal lands (1971) and there are a number of San communities on the periphery.

For further information on the many safari regions in Botswana please call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to talk to one of our specialists.

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