I was with Gareth Flemix on safari in May 2009. We spent 10 days in the Kalahari Desert in Botswana.
Gareth was obviously passionate about Safaris and his knowledge of our chosen areas was extensive. We not only had a superb time during the safari, but I have the pleasure of enjoying his company for the remainder of the trip. Gareth has extensive knowledge in the flora and fauna of all areas. He is well read and he is an intelligent conversationalist. Being on safari with Gareth was a pleasure and should be a pleasure for anyone considering doing so.
I have nothing but the highest regard for Gareth and his abilities. I would be delighted to speak with anybody who wishes to use me as a reference.
Tom Burns, USA, 2012
What an amazing time away. Everything on the safari went like clockwork. The camp guys were great, and besides the amazing meals, I loved the small touches like warm water in our basins every cold morning and after our drives. We have adopted the term “Lops speed” in our family – if we want anyone to hurry up, they must do it at Lops Speed.
Gareth, thank you for making the bush come alive. Your insight into the animals behaviour, and your enthusiasm to give us the best sightings was very special. I also want to thank you for your incredible patience at answering every little question that was asked. Nothing was unimportant to you. Of course your ability to spot chameleons at night in trees is an amazing skill too!!
Your interaction with fellow guides in the area was exceptional and enhanced our ability to be mobile and get to interesting sightings. The fact that you speak local Setswana fluently and have lived in Bots for years also helped with these interactions. It is evident you love your work.
I can really say it was probably one of the best holidays we have ever done. Thank you
Mark Ansley, South Africa, 2013
“Gareth , thank you very much for a wonderful safari, an true life changing experience with all the animals and finding all of them with your good eye sight, and perhaps you could guide me again in future!!!! “
Petra Motay-Stubler, Germany
“We honestly cannot thank you enough!! We have had the best week imaginable!!!!!
With your knowledge and good nature to thank for that.
We hope to be on safari with you again very soon.”
Carrie and Rob Bakker, United Kingdom, 2015
Thanks for all the nice experiences during this week, it has been a lifetime experience!!!!!!!!.
We will surely be back for more and our family.
The holiday we have had ever.
Rosina &Armando, Venezuela, 2015
Hi Gareth, I have been a lot of traveling in the whole world, in many animal and plant paradises, but with you as my private guide in Botswana, my safari is always a special highlight. Many animals, such as my favourite cats, not always easy to find, but with you, it is no problem, if they are nearby, then you choose the tracks and find them. You know the sound of animals, you can read tracks, you have in the wild the best orientation, for me on tour you are my best private “bushman”. We have had fantastic tours with rare animal experiences and adventure and we could both take a lot of photos. By getting tips from you for making good photos, I could take home thousands of photos. So I have at home a lot of memories of my unforgettable safaris in Botswana.
Gareth and Botswana, “ I will come back!”
Since writing this Petra has been back on safari with us every second year and continues to do so.
Petra Motay-Stuebler, Germany, 2015
I had the good fortune to have Gareth Flemix as my professional guide during a 10 day safari near Chobe National Park in Botswana during April of 2010. Though I have been on numerous African safari trips to destinations such as Cameron, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Mozambique this one in particular far exceeded my expectations and stands out as one of the greatest adventures I have ever undertaken. I have been hoping for the chance to return some day and, if this proves possible, would look forward to again engaging Gareth as my guide. He is a consummate professional and enhances a client’s safari experience enormously with his bush knowledge and tracking and campcraft skills.
Vincent Moncrief, North Haven, Connecticut
“With Walk Botswana Safaris we have experienced the most impressive African safari ever. It was real wildlife adventure, very close to the animals. Being back home, it kept us captured for months!
I can’t say enough good things about our specialist guide, Gareth. He was very knowledgeable about the geology, geography, animals and plants. We had fun but he was also at all times serious about our safety. Gareth has a vast knowledge of animal behaviour and a lot of respect, which helped him locate and track animals. Our adventure was beyond unbelievable and now we are dying to go back! Thank you so much.”
I hope that you can use some of it.
Take care of you and kind regards
Alex Schell, Switzerland, 2015
My wife and I have utilized the service of Walk Botswana Safaris on two occasions 2008 and 2010, In both of these adventures we sought to” meet Africa up close and personal” and was onnted to do sightseeing and game viewing trips were not the standard run of the mill” driver around in a Land Rover” type trip. We choose Gareth Flemix” company to lead on those adventures. In both cases the trips were truly awesome and created life long memories of the game, geography, culture, and the wonderful people of Botswana. Gareth was an excelling safari guide who demonstrated a vast knowledge of nature, African game, her people, and even photographic which helped with our photography. In 2008 we spent nearly two weeks with Gareth and his team in the Okavango Delta where we had the chance to see every possible animal. Gareth was especially knowledgeable in every way to find these animals from tracking them down and enjoying everything. His demeanour is very friendly and he continually worked to be a consummate host and guide. We can highly recommend the company and Gareth if you seeking to have a memorable African adventure. We would be happy to supply more details on our experience on request.