Dear Dalene, Tasmyn and Frank!
Being finally back in Germany and back to reality, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to thank you once more for the incredible time we had with you on our safari through Botswana.
All of you did an amazingly good job, made me feel safe and well looked after throughout the journey, and definitely want to come back!
In my opinion, you perfectly managed to keep the right balance between being absolutely professional in what you’re doing and being very personal at the same time. I especially enjoyed hearing all the interesting stories you had to tell about your lives and experiences (which are so very different from mine) and spending all the quality time with you during the siestas. Also: if I had been pissed on by a blister beetle, I would have trusted you with my wounds just as much as poor Tyla 😀
Frank’s knowledge and guiding on the game drives and beyond were absolutely impressive as well. We had a direct comparison on the Chobe River boat cruise: the guide in the boat seemed to only know half of the things Frank knows: he often seemed to not being able to answer our questions, why Frank jumped in and made him look a bit old. Don’t get me wrong: this is not a complaint about the guy in the boat, just used it as an example of Frank’s outstanding performance. So make sure to keep him in your boat!
I might have already said it in that campfire talk, on the last night: I tried to keep an open mind before I went to Botswana to not create any expectations that are being left unfulfilled. Therefore I was even more overwhelmed with what I got. I only looked at your website after being back home and had to determine that you don’t make any promises there that you wouldn’t keep. Which is rare in these times of internet glossing.
So well done! You can be very proud of yourselves, not only for having built up such a great business at such a young age (compared to me), but also for running the business with a perceptible passion and joy. Not many people can say the same about their jobs at the end of the day.
As Tasmyn asked me to send her some of the extraterrestrial-looking photos I took on the scenic flight over the delta, I have attached a few. Hope you like them. Feel free to use them any way you like.
I wish you a continued successful year, good luck with the further development of your property in Maun and many low-maintenance and satisfied guests.