Nous gardons un souvenir exceptionnel du safari mobile de 7 jours que nous avons fait en juillet 2016 au Botswana avec Spokes, de Classified Safaris. Spokes est non seulement un guide expérimenté mais aussi une personnalité riche, intéressante et très attachante. Il a une approche basée sur le respect de la nature, de l'environnement, de la faune et des êtres humains. Il possède des connaissances incroyables sur le comportement des animaux et place toujours les observations de la faune et de la flore dans leur contexte environnemental. C'est une plus-value incontestable.

Notre safari mobile a été parfaitement organisé. Nous avons passé deux nuits en camp exclusif à Chobe, deux nuits à Savuti et deux nuits à Kwai, toujours dans des emplacements magnifiques à l'abri du tourisme de masse. Le camp était à chaque fois très confortable et le staff qui nous accompagnait (cuisinier et aide de camp) aux petits soins. Ils nous ont préparé des repas délicieux. Accompagnés d'une bonne bouteille de vin, c'était que du bonheur le soir autour du feu!

En quelques jours seulement, nous avons pu observer plus d'une cinquantaine de lions, dont plusieurs familles avec des bébés lions, quatre léopards, des hyènes, des milliers d'éléphants, girafes, buffles, hypos, crocodiles, antilopes et gazelles, sans parler des oiseaux aux couleurs extraordinaires. Nous avons assisté à des scènes exceptionnelles comme ce lion dominant chassant un jeune lion tentant de s'imposer de l'extérieur dans la troupe de félins ou cette maman lycaon allaitant ces petits de quelques semaines. Et que dire de la nuit ou des dizaines d'éléphants ont passé à quelques mètres de nos tentes. Spokes reste calme mais toujours en éveil afin de garantir une sécurité maximale durant tout le safari. Spokes est même prêt à organiser des safaris incluant des enfants de moins de 12 ans alors que beaucoup de prestataires ne les acceptent pas.

Ce séjour au Botswana avec Classified safari restera inoubliable. Un grand merci à Spokes et son staff !

Laurent, Christiane, Marine, Baptiste

Date of Posting: 04 August 2016
Posted By: Christiane Laurent
Spokes is an unbelievable guide, he and his crew looked after me and my family - husband, two children 8 and 9yrs old, as well as my parents. We spent 10 amazing days exploring the Kalahari, Makgadikgadi, Moremi, Savuti, Chobe as well as Maun and Kasane. We found everything or should I say everything found us. We felt extremely safe, and by the end of the trip we had learnt much more than we thought possible. The topics ranged from animals, cultures, farming, mechanics, children, traditions - you name it we learnt about it. We look forward to coming back again and spending more time with Spokes exploring this fascinating country. I highly recommend Spokes and his crew, they will endeavour to provide you the most authentic safari experience possible in Botswana. Thankyou!
Date of Posting: 17 July 2016
Posted By: Laura Bird
Adventurer, Australia
Thank you Spokes and team from Classified Safaris for the trip of a lifetime! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves as we traversed the countryside and saw so many amazing animals. It was our first trip to Botswana and we really appreciated the genuine care, insight and guidance we were given throughout the journey. The 'Good Looking Cook' and team did a great job feeding us and setting up camp each day and there is only one way to describe Spokes - STAR and Champion of the Bush! Thank you also to Esther for organizing further activities once our safari was finished.
We would love to come back again.
Date of Posting: 28 June 2016
Posted By: Cherilyn and Broughton Bird
Farmers, Rennie, NSW, AUSTRALIA
My partner Rob and I organised a 6 day tour from Maun through Moremi, Savuti and Chobe with Spokes of Classified Safaris. Spokes' guidance and advice in planning the trip along with his suggestions for the itinerary were invaluable. He collected us from the airport in Maun and transferred us through to Maun Lodge which was most comfortable. We spent the night in Maun at his suggestion as flight times can be varied from Johannesburg with frequent delays.
On the following day we transferred through to Moremi to camp for 2 nights. The game viewing was amazing, and the camp site very comfortable. Spokes knowledge of the area, love of nature and his country was evident in everything he did. With his keen sense of hearing and ability to track animals as well as the way in which he shares his knowledge made the entire experience fabulous.
Our transfer through to Savuti by road was somewhat bumpy but to be expected, however we stopped for a picnic lunch and tea, as well as frequent game viewing to break the journey, making it a pleasant day. We saw so many wonderful animals and birds during the 2 days in camp.
Chobe was magnificent, and again Spokes made the journey comfortable and enjoyable. His dedication to finding my elusive lion knew no bounds - born in Africa and looking for many years on many different game viewing holidays I had not seen lion until this trip - And we did see lion and plenty of them. So a big thank you Spokes!!!
We can highly recommend Spokes of Classified Safaris - he is a wonderful guide who loves his country and is dedicated to sharing his knowledge. This was a trip of a lifetime, made all the better by the comforts in the camp, excellent food and his attention to detail for the entire trip.
Date of Posting: 01 November 2015
Posted By: Sue Bailey
Sydney Australia
We were on a ten days tent safari from Kasane to Maun via Chobe, Savute and Moremi. What a wonderful and unforgettable experience. All the way safe driving, really good knowledge of the facts and skill to find animals. Really a great journey with Spokes and the staff. Thank You again Spokes!!
Date of Posting: 23 October 2015
Posted By: Olli Immonen
I am retaired pilot and photo enthusiast, Kirkkonummi, Finland ,
In May 2015 I spent seven days with Classified Safaris on a camping tour. These days were the best I have experienced in Botswana ever, having spent my holidays in this country many times. Spokes is an excellent guide with a huge knowledge of animals and plants. Even, when on a day you see ‘nothing’, he makes you see the small things, the signs of animal presence. With his very respectful approach to nature and his calm behaviour in any situation, I always felt very comfortable. Not to forget his very good humour! Coming back to the tents after the afternoon game drive, felt like coming home, welcomed by the cook and his help. Excellent food! I haven’t been there for the last time. Thank you so much for everything, Spokes!
Maya Bühler, Switzerland, August 2015
Date of Posting: 12 August 2015
Posted By: Maya Bühler
Allschwilerplatz 3, 4055 Basel, Switzerland
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