Written on: August 12, 2014
I visited in June 2014
My partner Anni and I took a nine day private safari with Kgato Safaris in June 2014 into the Okavango Delta.
We were slightly tentative at the beginning in booking with Kgato since there had not been any reviews by previous customers to date. However, as soon as we arrived at the airport we were greeted with a very large smile from a guide by the name of Kenny and the smiles continued through from the admin office to the depths of the delta. Kgato had arranged the administrative side of things brilliantly in that we wanted boat transport into the Delta and also wanted to break up the safari slightly with 2 nights' stay in Oddballs' camp. This turned out to be unnecessary since we were so well looked after by Kgato that the lodge could offer very little that they could not.
Our guides were from a local village in the Okavango and knew the area and wildlife exceptionally well. They did a phenomenal job in incorporating the things that we wanted to see and when we wanted to see them. Not once were we left waiting on the guides when we wanted to do something or go somewhere. The quality of the food prepared by the cook Simon was astounding considering that everything was cooked on an open fire. We ate a delicious variety of food from pizza through to the local pap with slow cooked beef!
All in all, our safari with Kgato was the highlight of our trip to Botswana and we hope to come back and take another trip together some time. I would very highly recommend this tour operator and their staff.