3 independent reviews for Johannesburg to Victoria Falls tours in Southern Africa4 star rating

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Eric Kravetz review 5 May 20135 star rating

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Petting a cheetah.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Come prepared and have room for souvenirs.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


I thoroughly enjoyed the vacation.

Read the operator's response here:

On many trips, there is the opportunity for optional excursions which a client can undertake. While we suggest many activities travellers may like to try, there are also plenty that are not promoted, supported or endorsed by us. On this trip, particularly in the Victoria Falls area clients may notice businesses offering optional 'Walk with the Lions' or other big cat experiences. As a company, we recommend that our travellers bypass these activities as it is contrary to our Responsible Travel guideline stating that we 'actively discourage the participation of groups in activities which exploit animals - wild or domestic.' Professional wildlife conservation organisations, including Born Free and the World Society for Protection of Animals (WSPA), advise that habituating big cats to humans can shorten their life and may result in animal-human conflict issues. While there is some merit in the argument that the money that you pay for the activity goes towards big cat research, we feel that the negative impacts on the animals' rehabilitation far outweigh this.

Janet Aston review 27 Jul 20134 star rating

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The leader and his team were excellent and we all got on in the group. Seeing lions in Kruger was the highlight.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Ask if they are using a big truck ours was slower than other trucks hence journeys clocked up more hours than advised. Take a cushion or neck cushion for selling in the truck.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes we were very conscious of recycling and supporting NGO local initiatives.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Team leader A plus tzepol deserves promotion as he was enthusiastic and caring towards all his charges.

Tony Lo review 4 Jan 20103 star rating

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The Chobe NP river cruise and the adrenaline activities in Vic Falls.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be prepared to travel long distance & basic accommodation.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


More interaction with locals would be good as the only interaction is why they were the guides for our activities. If we could visit local villages and explain more on the local culture would make the tour much more interesting.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


75 out of 100.

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Unedited reviews from other travellers

5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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