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Thank you for safariing with Africa Insight and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.




Eileen (Canada) - May 2015
Hi. I want to say thank you for making my time in Botswana memorable and informative.

Also, I want you and Alex[ander] McCall-Smith to know that I appreciated how real you made the world of Mma Ramotswe, but also that I could see that your broader knowledge and passion for Botswana (and your ability to connect the two) contributes majorly to Africa Insight being the most appropriate representative for The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Don't know if I'm saying this clearly, but I came to understand that the specific knowledge of the characters and story lines - and even of the author - was just the beginning.


Anna and Marguerite (Norway) - January 2014

We had a fantastic holiday! You picked some amazing places to take us to and it was great to travel with someone who knows all the local flora, fauna, history and stories.
We hope you'll enjoy these chocolates from Norway!

[I did enjoy them very much, thank you, even the strange salty chocolates - Tim]



John (UK) - October 2012
We had a really fantastic trip -- thank you for your hard work and patience in
making it possible. As it happened our wait-listing came good for the direct return flight from Kasane to Gabs so we did not finish up with spare time in Maun. With hindsight we could probably have managed a quick trip (flight?) over the delta from Maun.The Zim trip was excellent (although expensive). The immigration officers could not have been more friendly and we were charged 55USD for the visa. Apparently a dual entry visa is also available and is advised for anyone crossing over into Zam. Vic Falls was very quiet with no hustlers. We had cocktails on the terrace of The Vic Falls Hotel which was very pleasant. The hotel was immaculately refurbished and not the faded glory we expected from the current tourist guides.The whole trip worked like clock work and the Mowana Lodge and trips were excellent. The road from Maun to Kasane, via Nata, was well surfaced all the way and we did it in 6 hours meaning that we arrived in time for lunch and the afternoon river cruise which was an unexpected bonus.

Judith (US) - October 2012
I did do a game drive at Mokolodi. It was the only place I saw giraffes. I did several drives in Madikwe and saw all the Big 5, except for the leopard, but it was the giraffes at Mokolodi that most delighted me. The whole trip was unforgettable, even better than I'd imagined.

I forgot to pass a compliment on to Tim. I was raving about him to a Swedish gentlemen on our Ladies' tour, and he said, Tim is like a computer. You ask him any question and he spits out the information!

Thank you for all your help.

Susan and John (UK) - October 2012
I'm sure you will remember us - the British couple who could tell you virtually nothing about the Ladies' Detective Agency books! Since returning to England, I've been reading them one after the other. It has been really interesting to see how the novels have developed from being relatively 'light' to becoming profound.

More significantly, we all believed that the younger apprentice was never named. Well, we were all wrong. He is called Siletsi. this is on p.30 of 'Morality for Beautiful Girls'.

We had a fantastic day with you. Thanks so much

[It wasn't just us who thought he didn't have a name, as McCall Smith finally 'names' him in book 9 -- and his name from here on out is Fanwell! -- Tim]


Cinzia and Paolo (Italy) - May 2012

Dear Christopher, Tim and Tshepo,

Finally we find a moment to write you some word, and to send you some picture of our wonderful week-end with you. We will never forget those days, our camp, our dinners, our talks about african traditions :)), and, of course, the lions visit that morning at our tents :)). Chris, I am practicing to clap my hands like you with neighbors cat, when he come in our garden :))!!

And we wish to read again Mc Call Smith books to live again the atmosphere of Gaborone... we are spreading the word about your excursions to our friends :)! The lovers of Ma Ramotswe couldn't believe that we really visited its agency and the other places, and they love so much our pictures :)! We strongly hope to come back, possibly before then ten years! We definitely love Botswana!

Thank you so much again.

A big embrace,


OBIE and Marilyn (USA) - April 2012
We can't thank you enough for the three fabulous days in Gaborone. We saw everything and really had a chance to experience life here in Botswana.

We hope to see you again!
All the best


Andy and Amanda (Canada) - August 2011

Here is a short extract from Andy's blog, posted after their return from our Predator Weekend into the Kalahari Desert.

We finally arrived and setup camp. We knew that Africa Insight was providing everything, but we still thought we would bring our sleeping bags, thermarest sleep pads and some other camping necessities. None of these things were necessary. We stayed in dome tents measuring 3 metres by 3 metres with military style stretcher beds, mattresses, sheets, comforters, and pillows! It was the biggest tent I have ever slept in and the only one I have ever been able to stand up inside. The next surprise was the “kitchen” setup including tables, chairs, table cloths and even an apron for whoever was doing the dishes. We were definitely impressed!


Read more from Amanda and Andy
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Aiden (United Kingdom) - February 2011
Just a quick line to say how much I enjoyed the trip to Khutse at the weekend. The scenery and the wildlife were wonderful. Chris and Kenosi were excellent guides, and I enjoyed talking to Chris around the campfire and in the car as much as I enjoyed the safari. And he makes an excellent steak!

Thanks again for such a good weekend. I'm already thinking about what I should do next whenever I should come back to Botswana.

All the best

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