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Great Safari Outfitter - Botsewana #20867
06/25/2013 10:18 PM
06/25/2013 10:18 PM
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We are planning our second safari, this time to Botswana and Victoria Falls via Johannisburg. We want to connect with a first rate Safari Company to handle all details of our trip?
We went with Micato when we went to Kenya and they were superb. But, now I am retired and there seem to be many high quality, less expensive options.
Does anyone have an outfitter they can recommend?
We have been talking to The Africa Company, African Odyssey and African Adventures. So far, African Adventures has done the best job for us.
Any help would be appreciated. Thx.


Mike
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Re: Great Safari Outfitter - Botsewana [Re: mdoyle9999] #20868
06/26/2013 02:56 PM
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We used Fish Eagle Safaris when we did africa quite a while ago. They also only specialize in Africa and did everything we required and answered all of the questions, etc we had.


Eric Hill
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Re: Great Safari Outfitter - Botsewana [Re: Eric_Hill] #20869
06/26/2013 04:20 PM
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Thanks. I'll check them out.


Mike
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Re: Great Safari Outfitter - Botsewana [Re: mdoyle9999] #20870
06/28/2013 09:10 AM
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A second vote for Fish Eagle Safaris. We recently returned from a Botswana trip and were very pleased with their service.

Trip report is in the works!

Re: Great Safari Outfitter - Botsewana [Re: seeitall] #20871
06/28/2013 09:35 AM
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Looking forward to reading all about it and seeing the pictures!!!


Carol Hill
Re: Great Safari Outfitter - Botsewana [Re: Carol_Hill] #20872
06/28/2013 07:22 PM
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Fish Eagle was very responsive. Just waiting for a proposal. We have also been impressed with the Africa Company. Thanks for the help.


Mike
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Re: Great Safari Outfitter - Botsewana [Re: mdoyle9999] #20873
07/03/2013 10:02 PM
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Thanks Eric and Michael - we agreed to book with Fish Eagle today. Bert has been great to work with. He has us in three premiere camps in Botswana and a lodge at Victoria Falls. His price is very competitive, which made it an easy choice. We are going this coming January - the Green Season.

We are sailing in the BVI as I write but enjoying the safari planning as well.

Again, thanks.


Mike
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Re: Great Safari Outfitter - Botsewana [Re: mdoyle9999] #20874
07/04/2013 06:41 AM
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Let us know the camps, although it has been a long time since we went, we still remember it very well.


Eric Hill
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Re: Great Safari Outfitter - Botsewana [Re: Eric_Hill] #20875
07/04/2013 07:14 AM
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Here is where we are right now:
Victoria Falls - River Club (may change)
Botswana - Vumbura Plains, Kings Pool and Jacks Camp
Cape Town - Westin (may change)

We're flying British Air in pods - used miles to upgrade. Fly in to Johannisburg but not staying. Transferring same day to Livingston/Vic Falls.

Have you had experience with any of these?


Mike
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Re: Great Safari Outfitter - Botsewana [Re: mdoyle9999] #20876
07/04/2013 07:16 AM
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Mike--we went to Savuti, Little Vumbura and Mombo in Botswana and the River Club in Vic Falls in 2004. Our trip reports are in the Trip Report Archives, in you want to take a look. Some things have changed, I'm sure, but it was a magnificent trip! Glad to know that Bert is still in business. We were very happy with his services.


Carol Hill
Re: Great Safari Outfitter - Botsewana [Re: Carol_Hill] #20877
07/04/2013 03:07 PM
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Thx. Will do.


Mike
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Re: Great Safari Outfitter - Botsewana [Re: mdoyle9999] #20878
07/05/2013 02:22 PM
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mdoyle, not to seem uninformed, but are you talkng about a hunting safari? I realize that photography safaris, sightseeing, etc are common, but I would personally be interested in finding out about hunting safaris myself. I have no idea where to even start with it, but if that is what you are looking at, then I could contact the same outfitters that others have suggested.

Re: Great Safari Outfitter - Botsewana [Re: o2bnsxm] #20879
07/05/2013 04:28 PM
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We went on a photography safari. I won't tell you what my opinion is of hunting safaris. Wilderness Safaris only has photography safaris, as far as I know. Bert at Fish Eagle, I think, also only handles photography safaris.


Carol Hill
Re: Great Safari Outfitter - Botsewana [Re: Carol_Hill] #20880
07/05/2013 04:36 PM
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Sorry, but I'm the wrong guy to ask about killing these beautiful animals. The only thing we shoot is a camera.


Mike
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Re: Great Safari Outfitter - Botsewana [Re: mdoyle9999] #20881
07/05/2013 04:41 PM
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Mike--amen.


Carol Hill
Re: Great Safari Outfitter - Botsewana [Re: Carol_Hill] #20882
07/05/2013 06:13 PM
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O.K. Thanks

Re: Great Safari Outfitter - Botsewana [Re: o2bnsxm] #20883
07/07/2013 08:15 PM
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kill the animals then not many left.
A rifle, a 1/4 mile and a scope= not sport.

we also used wilderness safari, well pleased.

Re: Great Safari Outfitter - Botsewana [Re: sailn] #20884
07/07/2013 09:36 PM
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O.K.! Got it !!- Wrong place to mention it- Sorry !!!!!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Blush.gif" alt="" />

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