Botswana customer reviews

We are very proud of the feedback we get from our trips and are pleased to share reviews from past travellers. These Botswana customer reviews are kept as up-to-date as possible. Please read through to get a real sense of the experience you and your family might have on a family trip to Botswana with us.

Customer photo from safari holiday in Botswana

On safari in Botswana

Holland Family

Travelled Christmas 2023
Dear Sinead. Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful trip for us to beautiful Botswana and Victoria Falls. All 8 guests said it was amazing and their best holiday ever. The accommodation was fabulous and the staff could not have done more for any of our party. It was great to do Zarafa Camp first and then Xigera, as Xigera blew us away. What an amazing place with such beautiful suites. The staff at all the locations were exceptional, with smiles, warm welcomes, song and dance. The final destination in Zambezi Sands looked to be the best hotel in the area and the setting on the river with the beautiful fire pit was just magical. We were the only guests there for some of the days too.

We did the zip lining and white water rafting at Victoria Falls and can recommend both of these (although my thighs have only just recovered from the trek back up from the raft over what seemed like miles of vertical climbing! ) We capsized the raft on a category 5 rapid, having chosen the more difficult route, and have many stories to tell.

The game drives were amazing at the first two locations with the eagle-eyed guides spotting an animal family and following them, getting up close and personal with a short glimpse of their everyday lives.

Plenty of baby animals to “ooh” over. Prides of lions passing next to the vehicle, we could have leaned down and touched as they went past, an elephant investigating some pistachio shells in the vehicle, a juvenile male elephant chasing all the vehicles with trumpeting and head shaking, a pair of ostriches with their 25 babies, running across the savannah, a grumpy hippo in a small pool, as well as one defecating with a tail spraying it everywhere! A hyena, going back to a pool where he had hidden his kill, and dragging it into the bush, many funny little wart hogs trotting off with tails aloft, giraffe, wildebeest, Kudu, antelope, tortoise, monitor lizard, and a couple of leopard sightings as well as birds, sausage trees and fantastic sunsets. A truly magical place.

We decided to treat Victoria Falls as a chill-out location so did not do any game drives there. I have a giraffe and bongo that I bought in the small market (not considering how I would get them home!) but it was pretty plain sailing and they got home safely and are a constant reminder of our happy times in Africa.

Needless to say, the Stubborn Mule Magic was evident in the seamless transition from one place to another and with all the room and dietary requirements completely catered for and known upfront. The service you provide is truly spectacular and we look forward to next year with you. T is already talking about wintering in Botswana and buying some land. I have never seen him so relaxed.

We wish you all a Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2024.

Hillman Family (with children aged x and y)

Travelled Summer 2023
Hi Sinead. We had an amazing and memorable holiday thank you! In short, it all went very well, great itinerary and places to stay. I can’t really think of much if anything I’d change. Thanks again for all your help.


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