How was your Explore Tour Leader?
He was excellent, a local man steeped in knowledge of wildlife, and a great ambassador for his country. We often appeared to "come upon" animals by chance, but I think he had been following their tracks quietly. It was marvellous to be the only vehicle present when we saw a pride of lions, or a herd of buffalo, or a flock of carmine bee-eaters! Our leader managed that.
What tips would you give to someone else booking this tour?
"Ring South African Airways as soon as you book the holiday to sort out seats for the flights. We left it till 24hrs before departure and found all the decent seats had gone. We were annoyed Explore hadn't mentioned this."
Do you have anything else to add?
"Be prepared for intense dry heat. We went in October, temps were 35C and more.
Make sure you have lots of US dollars in cash, credit card machines don't always work."