Trip Report: Botswana, Zambia & Mozambique

Dec 6th, 2006, 09:50 PM
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Bride: thanks for finishing the report. I am one of the few who has stayed at Benguerra Lodge so I was very interested in your impressions. I would say your report mirrored my experience very well except that I was in the open sided bungalow at the other far end of the property. My one knock was paying for drinks and I provided that feedback so I'm glad to hear it is now inclusive. I could almost taste the prawns and see the beach again in your report. Glad you enjoyed it, the area truly is a secluded paradise and I agree with you that the setting is what it is all about and I prefer that to a fancy beach resort with more people and impact on the landscape.
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Dec 7th, 2006, 11:34 AM
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Thanks for the report--the details are very helpful.
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Dec 7th, 2006, 12:10 PM
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How nice your last week was so relaxing. Thanks for the comment on snorkeling, even though you did not. That would be my interest there.
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Dec 7th, 2006, 12:41 PM
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I can chime in that the snorkeling is fantastic, some of the best in the world!
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Dec 8th, 2006, 12:21 PM
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Thanks for chiming Predator!
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Dec 8th, 2006, 05:12 PM
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Thank you so much for the detailed report on Benguerra! We'll be there in early March. We've got 4 nights booked. Do you think that's enough? There may be an option of staying another 2 nights (if space opens up), however, I am also considering the 2 days in Maputo instead.

I've looked at the other resorts too (including Indigo Bay which has undergone extensive renovations and will reopen in Dec), but the idea of a golf course turned me right off.

Thanks for making me feel confident in my choice of Benguerra!

Btw, did you happen to hear if there were turtle-related activities?
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Dec 8th, 2006, 06:16 PM
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Let me add my thanks re. Benguerra. Okay, the snorkeling sounds great. Can I assume the diving is too?

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Dec 8th, 2006, 08:58 PM
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Jim: I didn't dive but another couple went every day and said it was sensational, especially great for manta rays and nice sized sharks.

AfricaAnxious: I stayed at Indigo Bay too. It is a much larger property and more hotelish which some people may prefer but I definately liked Benguerra much better. 4 nights is probably pretty good unless you are a big diver or want lots of down time.
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Dec 9th, 2006, 01:52 PM
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Africaanxious: I think you will get a good feel for the place in four days, however I would say if you get the chance to stay the other two take them. This way you can perhaps do one of the included activities every day & still have some down time. I guess it depends how active you have been on the rest of your trip & of course budget.
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Jan 18th, 2007, 07:29 PM
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Can you please tell me which tour comapny you used and if you were happy with it? I am honeymooning in July. I have a flight into Joburg and a couple of weeks to spare, but I am having extreme difficulty narrowing down my itinerary! Thanks!
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Feb 14th, 2007, 06:05 AM
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I do not check back very often now on this forum, however I can report that I used a company called "to escape to". Their website is the same address dot com. They are a british bonded company but based in South Africa. I kind of knew what I wanted before I went to them - but they were very helpful and tried all sorts of options for me.
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