311 Reviews of Victoria Falls Tours
Wonderful Wildlife of Botswana August 20164.0
Being almost in touching distance of lions and leopards with their kills while they pretty much ignored us. And this in an open sided vehicle !
The leader was an excellent cook with good organisation. He also turned his hand to bush mechanic when the support truck needed repair.
There are long drives in open vehicles so be prepared for wind. Also there are times it is dangerous to leave the tent at night so be prepared for that too.
Travel light - you can get laundry done at Victoria Falls.
We may have been lucky with the amount of wildlife we saw but it made the trip well worth while.
The camp beds are pretty comfortable.
Operator Exodus Travels
A great way to see Africa for the first time July 20164.0
Operator G Adventures
Easy to cover significant area of country September 20154.0
Operator Intrepid Travel
Beautiful Botswana.. August 20163.0
We all got on well as a group.
Weather was superb!
The Bush Camps made the holiday for me!
Set amongst stunning scenery, the noises, the camp fire (Mellows cooking!) FANTASTIC.
Indeed a mention to Sam, Mellow and the "Pole Boys" et al. Fantastic guides and hosts! made the holiday that bit more special / enjoyable.
A couple of points to bring up, That, I guess? Knocked my rating from a potential "Excellent" down to a "Good"
As I have read in previous reviews. The Vehicle was in NO WAY SUITABLE!! for our sized group (11 of us!)
No room for legs! Let alone bags on your squashed knees, for some times seven to eight hours journeys.
Don't get me wrong, I love bush camping and roughing it, the rougher the journey the better as far as I am concerned, But for ELEVEN people squashed like sardines in that vehicle was a bit absurd. That also impacted on the Photography issue too, little space etc.
The other point was, We where fortunate to have a great guide in Sam!!!
But the driver / guide who joined us for the second week, was err NOT so good! I shall leave it at that, other than to say, That some times we felt it impacted on us viewing possibly LESS wildlife than we could have?!
Wildlife as we know, Is not a given.. BUT..I left feeling a tad disappointed with what we did / didn't see.
So many.. Probably the Wild dogs sighting for me..
He was a great guy!!
Helpful, Organised, Knowledgable.
Although a bit on the quiet and invisible side at times.
Great trip! I'd recommend it to anyone!!
Just try and go with EIGHT or fewer people in the group!
Also, Be prepared for the second guides "Colouring book chats" in the middle of a game drive?! GRR...Apple Blossom, Dirt, Poo, History, Bushes, Leaves, Grass, Geology, Ants, Air etc, etc...... chats
He likes to test you too, So read up or else!! Because remember people... "What you see is what you get!!!" ;) ;)
Take Sweets for the long journeys.
There is ample laundry chances, so no need to take loads of clothes.
You will need some thing to cover your face with on a couple of the drives, It is like hot air sky diving with the air in your face :)
Also..We found Moremi almost devoid of ANY wildlife at all at times?? (including birds or anything!)
So keep an open mind and enjoy the termite mounds! :p
Operator Exodus Travels
Botswana & Zimbabwe Lodge Safari February 20172.0
The accommodation, we didn't expect to be luxurious, but one place for 2 nights was grimy cramped airless and sleepless.
Flight over the Okavango.
Operator Exodus Travels
disappointing August 20162.0
I have traveled with G Adventures before and I have taken tours with other companies. I was more than surprised at the low level of knowledge, experience and professionalism of the driver and the CEO on this trip.
They didn't ruin my trip by any means but there was so much wrong with this trip. The bus was completely inadequate for the drive through Kruger. It was too small and the windows didn't all open so that pictures could be taken. The bus driver said he couldn't drive off the paved road so the drive through Kruger was just a drive on a paved road through the park. Because of this, we often chose to do "optional activities" which costs much more money. But even when we did pay to be in an open safari vehicle, the driver stayed on the paved road. (We were given 10% back for this); however, since the ride was the same as the one the 'private vehicle' took, it should have all been refunded.
Unfortunately, as nice as the CEO was, she said any number of times, she didn't know what we had been told to expect from G Adventures. Then she would say, she got us an upgrade of some sort and that was not the way it was at all.
We stayed in nice places; however, they were very remote, like as much or more than an hour to a town or store. This became a problem because dinner was NOT included with these stays, even though dinner was available. So, if we wanted to eat, we had to pay or buy some groceries at stores and have no place to cook or even sit and eat. G Adventure should include the dinner meals with all of these accommodations, even if the total costs goes up to cover the meals. It's just silly not to provide it.
Overall, this would be a G Adventure trip I would not recommend.