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review 8 Jul 2018

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

The day we spotted some African wild dogs trying to protect their kill from 2 hyena. We were observing this from the opposite bank of a river and could see exactly what was going on whilst the wild dog pack could not. It was amazing to see and hear the commotion and see the dogs defend their kill. A short time later we came across 2 lionesses who had also heard the noise and were on a mission to find the kill too. We felt very privileged to witness this and will never forget the experience!

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

Do as much research as you can about the areas you would like to visit and you will not be disappointed. We had a five week holiday to plan and the operator listened to our requirements and did their best to find us a good cross section of places to stay and at an affordable price. Their travel itinerary was faultless and their meticulous forward planning helped us enjoy our holiday to the limit!

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

I know that many local people who want to be involved in conservation have the opportunities to work in this field. The local guides and trackers that we met were very passionate about their wildlife and I felt that unfortunately many tourists put pressure on them to find certain animals on their 'tick-list'. These guides work very long hours and probably rely heavily on the tips they get from tourists. The lodges, hotels and guest houses were all very environmentally aware and took great care to reduce their impact.

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

Excellent!

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