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I would highly recommend this trip to anyone...
I have had an amazing holiday – I can’t believe how wonderful it was to bike in a game park. I don’t think I’ve ever returned from a holiday before feeling as though i could do it all again tomorrow.
The accommodation at mount Anderson is beautiful and we were treated like royalty with excellent food. Camping in Botswana was very exciting with animals close to the camp site.
2 giraffes not 30 yards away posing for us...
Mount Anderson ranch is in a league of its own for attention to detail, someone even came and turned on our electric blankets every night, not usual for an adventure holiday! Camping was spot on, comfy tents and beds but it still felt like a wilderness experience. The last night in the stockade was quirky and enormous fun. Hot showers too….
The first 10 minutes cycling in Mashatu were dizzyingly exciting. Trying to get to grips with the terrain, follow (keep up with!) Joe and see the animals all at once…and then 2 giraffes not 30 yards away posing for us, I come out in goose bumps thinking about it.
Al is the consummate professional and a real gentleman, without hiding his personality. He kept things under control without nagging, a real art. I felt very safe with his driving. I was most grateful for his patient mtb coaching as I am a relative novice, and this meant my husband could stay with the pack without fretting about me. Al gave me a lot of confidence to tackle difficult stuff and this really added to my enjoyment of the holiday. He clearly knew Trent and Joe well and they all worked as a team, this stuff shows and it makes a difference.
One of the best cycling holidays in over 30 years of travelling...
I thought it could not get better, food is camp cooked but really excellent but the addition of cycling on elephant trails, close contact with animals (elephant, girafe, antelope, lions, hyenas, zebra) really made this something special. I could not recommend this highly enough to anyone who is looking for a MTB holiday.
The accomodation on this holiday is exceptionally good, the Mt. Anderson lodge is hard to beat. My room had two double beds, two bathrooms, etc. Food and main lodge facilities are excellent. Very friendly staff and a fantastic location. A real highlight of the holiday was the food, a good mix of local and stuff you were familiar with. Meals were varied and plentiful.
This is a unique oppertunity to combine cycling and an african widelife reserve. The first part of the holiday is first class luxury mountain biking high quality trail riding with good views of african safari animals. The cycling at Mashatu is really good fun, flowy trails with some sandy spots. Being on a bike give you much better views of the wildlife simply because you can access more of the reserve than a truck.
I enjoyed this trip so much!
This really did exceed your descriptions. There’s something about being 10 metres from a lion that’s really interesting! The cycling was excellent and the local staff could not have done more to help!
I would definitely recommend Skedaddle to friends and family! It was the most amazing holiday I have ever been on!
Excellent variety of wildlife...
The accommodation in Mount Anderson excellent quality – even better than I was expecting!
The amount of wildlife seen was excellent and much better than I expected, both in terms of what we saw and how close it was!
Overall this holiday was much better than I expected in terms of its variety and the extent of wildlife seen. I worry if I go on another Safari holiday I will be disappointed!
Amazing food & wilderness camping...
Overall really good holiday, really liked that it sort of split into two and they were so different. The food was amazing, and I loved the wilderness camping!
Place to Place
4 nights exclusive lodge
4 nights wilderness camping
95% of meals provided
7 days biking
Guided and vehicle support
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