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Zimbabwe & Mauritius – outstanding trip!
Just want to let you know that my husband and I thought this trip was outstanding!
First of all, all the flights were on time. We were a little worried about catching the flt to NY because we only had 1 hour, but it all worked out. Secondly, all the transfers were on time. When the hotels dropped us off, Wild Horizons was there to meet us with friendly drivers and visa versa. All went so smoothly! Thirdly, the hotels and lodges were wonderful.
The Victoria Falls Hotel was perfect. The location to the town, Falls and the Look Out Cafe was perfect. The Hotel’s art work and history was magnificent and breakfast overlooking the vastness of Africa was terrific. The Ngoma lodge was beautiful. The room was large, beds comfortable, food excellent and Jarred and Frances the managers and the rest of the staff made for a perfect visit. I used the outdoor shower nightly! The game drives were great of course. It was also a wonderful place to relax by the pool which also overlooked the great beyond!
The Stanley Livingston Private Reserve was also great. The room was amazing (although we felt the place was commercial..of course after being in Ngoma. But a nice touch BEFORE we went to Camp Hwange:) There was a small tour group there, but when they left we were the only people there. That was cool. We did 1 game drive daily and they were fine! Rhinos!
We also had the chance to go back into town and also to the Look Out cafe again to drink $2 beers and sit by the railing and view the gorge. We could sit there for hours looking out and also watching people ziplining. Even though going back to Zimbabwe could be viewed as redundant, it was perfectly fine and we loved it. On to Camp Hwange! A tented accommodation. Didn’t really realize this. If I had I would have been worried, but as it turned out, the rooms were large and the 5 hour game drives were great! Our guide lead us on 2 hikes, 1 a few hours and the other we were with him all day..hiking and driving. Such an adventure.
The community meals were great and the food presented so beautifully! We really loved it there too. The room upgrade in Johannesburg was unbelievable and a really nice surprise. Nice touch after Camp Hwange! LOL. All good.
Finally The Beachcomber Resort was unbelievable. Room amazing, grotto outdoor shower, plunge pool steps away from the beach! Food in all restaurants excellent and included water sports. Loved going on the snorkel boat. We also took 2 tours while we were in Mauritius. We had no idea how large that island is. The staff was amazing!
Everybody we met along the way were wonderful and all the staff couldn’t do enough for us. This was truly a dream vacation! All in all we had a magical time. I love Africa, and I hope to get back there again at some point. Thank you for your patience throughout this process you really put together an outstanding trip.
Best to you and Clare,
Camille and Norman