Comment: It is hard to say enough about the excellence of this company. This was our first trip to Africa after dreaming about it for many years. Letaka Safaris provided a trip that exceeded our dreams. Our guide was so knowledgeable and experienced that we saw an amazing amount of wildlife. Joe's tracking experience was astounding as he found very faint drag marks that led us to our second leopard sighting. The food was amazing given that we were deep in the bush. They accomodated my high maintenance request of "no red meat" with nary a frown though these Botswana men probably thought I was crazy not to eat beef in their country. The camp staff took such good care of us it was almost embarassing. Geraldine in the office was so patient and helpful with us. We needed so much help and she not only kept her good humor through my too frequent e-mails, she gave us the directions and reassurance that meant we felt confident and secure traveling even though we'd never done this before.
Botswana is a beautiful country with beautiful welcoming people. The Parks are teeming with wildlife. We had amazing sightings due to Joe's knowledge and expertise as well as the cooperation of other guides in the field, but I can't imagine that any trip would not have amazing sightings. You may not see every animal you dream of -- but if you go with the attitude that every animal you see is a gift -- you can't help but have an amazing trip.
We also had terrific traveling companions which was a treasure. We had such a great time that we are going back in April for their Blooming Desert Trip.