Jam-packed African experiences w/ private guide
4 Days Victoria Falls Zimbabwe with Chobe National Park Safari Botswana and Livingstone Zambia | Oct 2019
Tamuka Travel was very professional & communicated well with us & our hotel during our stay. This package is jam-packed with experiences. Simon was our main tour guide during our stay. He was an engaging character who showed genuine interest in getting to know us as well as help us to experience the local culture. The first day we checked into our accommodations at the Explorer's Village which is a very well landscaped and maintained resort with friendly staff & good security. It is nestled near the Elephant's Walk market in Vic Falls & is easy walking distance to town/gas station/grocery (though watch out for being swindled at the gas station if you're converting to using USD & watch out for roving baboons in town).
The sunset cruise on the Zambezi as well as the daytime cruise on the Chobe river were spectacular. We saw lots of wildlife to include elephants, hippos, crocodiles, monkeys, impalas, & many species of birds. The hike of Vic Falls was gorgeous & Simon ensured we were being educated as we walked. He also snapped photos for us to remember our visit. After the walk of the falls, we took the 15 minute helicopter tour which was breathtaking, if a bit scary! The day trip to Zambia & the Livingstone museum was alright. The museum had no one else in it & while it was educational it was also a bit on the boring side compared to seeing elephants & crocodiles or helicoptering over Vic Falls. We did enjoy haggling for souvenirs in the local market. On our last day we requested to have an authentic local meal, so Simon arranged for his colleague's wife to cook for us & host us in her home for lunch. This was definitely a highlight & we greatly enjoyed meeting local people and hearing their perspectives on local and international politics. They were very warm & welcoming & the food was traditional & delicious! Thanks to Simon & Tamuka Travel for an unforgettable & well-planned experience that allowed us to spend some time in 3 countries in 4 days! ...Read more