Gate 1 did an outstanding job organizing our adventures, arranging meals, giving us free time, and booking our hotels. I feel they provided all of us an excellent experience and I would not change a thing. The hotels were excellent and well situated to seeing the area we were visiting. They arranged for us to see all the important sites and arranged special guides that were experts on those sites to speak with us. The meals were mostly included-- there was plenty of food and all of it was delicious. I did not have a bad meal and probably should have eaten less!
Roger was our guide during the whole trip and he was simply outstanding. He is from Cape Town and gave us a tremendous amount of information about the people and explained to us what we were seeing. He was delightful and had a great sense of humor! If you decide to take the Gate 1 tour, I would recommend you ask when Roger is leading the group.
Our favorite place was Botswana. It is where we saw the most animals. The river cruise Gate 1 arranged was incredible...our Botswana expert (his name was "Pretty") pointed out all the birds, lions, hippos, elephants, crocodiles, and giant lizards. He was amazing in his knowledge and everyone enjoyed him.
On our last morning, Roger was able to arrange a last minute early morning game drive and to our surprise, we finally saw lions--11 of them to be exact.
Gate 1 will not disappoint you. They arranged a great trip and were well organized. We encountered no problems and the trip went smoothly.