Tuesday, October 13, 2009

IN THEIR OWN WORDS - Back from Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Botswana



Kenneth Hieber arranged a trip for us to Africa. We intended to go on a photo safari only, however, Kenneth convinced us to take a side trip to Cape Town since we were traveling such a distance. Best decision we ever made!

Every aspect of our trip went like clockwork. South African Airways is a great airline - very service oriented and comfortable. All flights were on time and no luggage was lost! The on-site representative appeared on time every time.

While in Cape Town, we toured Cape Point, Hermanus Bay, Arabella Golf Club, a winery and, of course, Table Mountain. The city was beautiful, the views from Table Mountain were incredible and our hotel was very nice.

We arrived in Botswana via Livingstone and crossed the Zambezi River by boat and were transferred to Chobe Safari Lodge where we were greeted with a warm welcome and frosty mango drinks. Our room was very nice with a river view. The activity center was eager to help us arrange all safari drives, cruises, transfers, etc. Breakfast and dinner buffets were beautifully displayed and the food was wonderful. We tasted springbok, eland, kudu, etc.

What an experience!!

The safari drives were the BEST. On our first early morning drive, we came upon a pride of lions walking in the middle of the road. On our first river cruise, we saw many hippos, crocs, impala, and of course, elephants. All the drivers were very knowledgeable about the park and its inhabitants. We saw lions, impala, several species of birds, cape buffalo, kudu, puku, water buffalo, hippos, crocs, giraffes, dung beetles, monkeys, baboons, wart hogs and more elephants that we could ever count.

We took a day trip to Victoria Falls and made the 2-hour walk around the park. We took many beautiful pictures of this magnificent wonder. Impossible to describe the beauty. We also took a Village walk into Namibia. We were in five countries while there - South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

This was a trip of a lifetime for us and we have nothing but wonderful things to say about you and the arrangements you made for us. Africa is truly a beautiful place to visit and we bring home only wonderful memories. We have highly recommended you to friends and family and look forward to you arranging another trip to Africa for us.

Eddie & Kathy, New Mexico

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