November 10th, 2015 by Kristina
Chuck & Barbara Schmit – Seattle Washington
We wanted to thank you for putting together a fantastic vacation for us. All of the components were all that we had hoped for. Cape Town was a great way to start. Parts of its shoreline were reminescent of the Monterey Peninsula in CA. The wine country reminded us of Oregon and of course wine tasting was a highlight. The two days with Steve, our Cape Town guide, were just great.
The Okavango Delta was a highlight, and we loved the experience of all water game viewing. The camp was as nice as depicted on-line. Our guide Kam was excellent as well – young and full of enthusiasm but also very knowledgeable. We couldn’t have enjoyed our stay there more.
Then off to Savute, which couldn’t have been any more different than the Delta, but just as interesting. Our guide Qwist was like Kam-great. Just like our other stays, the staff there treated us royally and the camp was very nice. Just very good choices that you made for us.
My only regret is that we didn’t stay an extra day at Victoria Falls-yes, to try again for Tiger fish. But that’s on me for insisting on a one-day stay. You were correct- the Stanley Lodge was a very special place-just the right place to relax after 2 weeks of traveling around on game drives.
Going into this trip we felt that it was going to be a once in a lifetime vacation. At the end of our 3 weeks, we agreed that at some point before we are too old to do so, we should go back to Africa, perhaps during a different time of year (June/July?) to experience Southern Africa shortly after the rains, which is something that all of our guides suggested so that we could see the “other” green Southern Africa. Whether we end up doing another trip, only time will tell. But both Barb and I are very grateful for all the help you gave us in making this trip such a memorable experience.