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To start with I stayed in the Bushcamps run by the Bushcamp Company. We all know how expensive these camps are and I was more than chagrined to see a 19 year old (with no bushcamp managment experience) hosting the camp. Turns out he is a tour operator's son! A little nepotism ain't so bad as long as the person is qualified. The camps are lovely as are the Zambian staff, but--the expat staff are generally into partying and I found it unprofessional at times; and depending on the camp.
They;ve a habit of hiring very young inexperienced people to serve as hosts and who are not particularly professional. When one pays dearly for a trip such as this, one expects professionalism.

In one instance I was having lunch and the staff were talking about horror clients and I just felt this was inappropriate.

I was told someone would be greeting me at the airport with a sign with my name on it; and that never happened, I had to muddle my way through a sea of people to find the fellow that was to pick me up and take me out to the bush.

Just make sure you get every detail in writing, otherwise you are screwed and because I did not receive details, I lost well over 4000 US.

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