Guest Reviews

"Tholo Safaris is "THE REAL DEAL" !!!
The conscientious caring staff is pervasive throughout, the professional hunting personnel makes for a successful adventure. The cuisine and accommodations are first class all the way. Tholo Safaris is a "place" you are looking forward to return to, prior to your departure.

Hats off to the Eaton's, for creating the environment that is the basis for fond memories for all who visit Tholo Safaris. Thanks Again."
- The Teets, Wisconsin, USA (2015)

"After many years of contemplating a trip to Africa,
my family finally took the plunge and booked a hunt with Tholo. My only regret is putting off this adventure for so long....the trip exceeded our expectations by a wide margin. The hospitality and professionalism displayed by the Eaton's (Clive, Linda, Kim) and their staff provided an experience we will always remember. Jason, our PH and our tracker Besa were outstanding and their expertise allowed my son and I to take our limit of quality animals. I certainly hope to return in the future! If you are sitting on the fence about taking a safari, wait no longer, book a trip with Tholo and let your dream become a reality.

Trust me you will have no regrets."
- Cole, Sharon and Hunter, Winnipeg, Canada (2015)

"I just came back from an 8 day plains game hunt with Tholo Safaris in Botswana.

We had a group of 8 hunters in camp and the hunt could not have been better in every aspect. The PH's were the most professional group I have every hunted with. Their ability to judge mature animals with accuracy in split seconds was amazing. They work really hard for you. The trackers were absolutely something you have to see to believe. The food and accommodations were great as well. Top notch equipment, guns, trucks etc. A very unique experience. If it is your desire to go on a plains game hunt I don't see how you could beat Tholo Safaris.

Thanks Kim and the entire staff."
- Larry, Kentucky, USA (2015)

"Dear Clive, Kim and Linda;
Please accept my warmest thanks for the hospitality and experience you provided on my recent hunt with Tholo Safaris. I cannot imagine how the trip could have been better than the experience your whole team delivered from the quality of game and our PH, Jaco Visser, right through to Linda's hot sauce these are memories I will carry with me forever. Here's wishing all the best to you, the PHs and all the staff at Tholo Safaris.

Hopefully, we will meet again on one of your trips to the U.S. or my return trip to Africa."
- H. Hearon, Texas, USA (2015)

"Tholo Safaris was my first African experience.

Tholo Safaris went above and beyond to make this hunt a hunt of a lifetime. The Quality of game is exceptional, and the knowledge of the PH's ability to judge and animal in a split second is unreal. This was my hunt of a lifetime. I would recommend Tholo Safaris to anyone who is seeking an African safari.

Thanks Tholo Safaris for a great experience."
- C. Mitchell, USA (2015)

“Tholo was awesome.
There is nothing negative to say.  Absolutely no complaints.  To say we thoroughly enjoyed our time there is an understatement.  This was my 5th African hunt and the best one yet.  The people, accommodations and food were top notch. Jason Bridger is an excellent PH.  He worked hard getting me the animals I wanted.  He also did an excellent job of helping my wife on her hunt, as she is more of a novice.  I really appreciated that.   And she was delighted with the waterbuck hunt.  Our tracker, Besa, tracking skills bordered on the supernatural.  Before we went I was thinking that this might be the last plains game hunt for a while as I want another buffalo hunt plus some more North American hunts.  Now I am not so sure.  I want to go back to Tholo again and bring some newbie friends for their first African hunt. 

I cannot think of another place I would rather hunt in Africa.“
Roger & Sarena Cox, Homer, Louisiana, USA. (2015)

There was four of us from the UK there, arrived  may the 17th.
7days of A1 safari and A1 everything else, the food, accommodation you name it, the professionals, were just that, the trackers and the whole camp team cannot do enough for you, the hospitality shown to us all was second to none. Had some great banter with the 4 PHs around the dinner table, and camp fire, Jaco, Riaan, Jason and George, with Clive, Linda, Kim, and the other four guest there from the USA. The animals there and the quality is exceptional. We had the best time.

Would we go back again ...not arf !!!!!!
- Pete, London, UK (2015)

“Best Ever!!!!

I've been an outdoors man all of my life. My experience with Tholo Safaris was the high light of my life. I went there to shoot 4 animals and ended up shooting 15. The accommodations were way above what I expected. I was waited on and treated like king.

There were two water holes in front of my hut where I could watch the animals come in and water in the evening while we had cocktails and appetizers before dinner. The 85,000 acre property is loaded with all sorts of plains games that also migrate across this property. This is, by no means, a high fence preserve. It is the real thing. Tholo Safaris is great for the beginner or the seasoned rifle or bow hunter. A lot of their average animals are trophy animals any place else and I was the only bow hunter there for my two week stay.

The gracious owner Clive, his beautiful wife, Linda and Grandpa loved to join us for dinner when they could and talk about past hunts and their African history.

Steven the camp manager and PH has a personality the size of Africa and knows his trade like no other. His stories and jokes kept me on the edge of my chair and will stay with me for the rest of my life.

The trackers tracked a wounded wildebeest of mine over rock with no blood tail and found it an hour later.

The food is Africa cuisine and excellent. Whatever you want.

I cannot say enough about Tholo Safaris accept I will return soon.

This was my first trip of many to Africa.”
- Mike Wells, Newport Beach, California, USA


“My wife and I stayed at Tholo towards the end of a successful elephant hunt in Botswana.  We found the lodgings, food and staff to be excellent.  Thoroughly enjoyed hunting with Riaan and the Bushmen trackers.  Game is very abundant and varied.  I was able to take almost every species offered.  I would highly recommend Tholo Safaris as a plains game safari.” 
-   Steve & Julie Rawson, Columbus, Mississippi, USA


“I really want to thank you for the best safari I have ever been on. I have been to five different places in Africa and yours is best by far. The accommodations’ and homes that we stayed in were better than any five star hotel. Food was amazing! I hope to be back there again. Thanks again you really know how to make your guests feel like kings.”
- Walt Ferrari, USA


“First class operation!  Would recommend to anyone. Excellent service and knowledge.  Fantastic experience.”
-  Dan Cabela, Texas, USA


“It has been almost 3 years since  my father and I took our epic trip to Tholo Safaris Botswana and it is an experience we that we still talk about frequently.  My father, a retired travel agency owner, counts his trip to Tholo Safaris as one of the greatest world destinations he has visited.   The great service, staff and accommodations only added to a truly hunting experience.  Every day I am reminded of my visit as the attached photo is my computer screen saver.  Best to you all.”
-  Royce Haddad, Florida, USA


“I / we had an exceptionally good time at your camp. The quantity and quality of game we saw was outstanding! Our PH Steven was a pleasure to hunt with. His experience is far beyond his age. Great time around the camp fire overlooking the waterhole every evening. All in all... A fantastic experience!”
-  Kurt Rohl, Florida, USA


“My daughter and I had the best hunting trip of our lives with Tholo Safaris! All of the animals were high quality, the accomodations were superb, and the staff was so personable and fun. Every one of the staff catered to our needs and made sure that we were well taken care of. We will definitely be planning to go again!”
- Robert Bybee & Stephanie Bybee, Hamer, Idaho, USA


“Just a note to say how completely pleased I was with my recent hunt.  The quality of the camps and staff was extraordinary.  I loved every minute, and can't wait to return.”
- Dallas Munroe, Houston, Texas, USA


“My hunting companions and I all got trophy class Elephant and saw some 40 to 50 bulls daily & an = number of cows hunting in CT 3 bordering Zimbabwe 's Hawange Nat. Park. The tented Safari camps deluxe accommodations, staff, food etc could not have been any better. Then we moved south of Maun to Tholo's game conservancy near Ghanzi, Botswana for an unreal plains game hunt in Tholo's plush camp fit for a King. Our hosts Linda & Clive Eaton and their staff and PH's are all just wonderful people and soo African I just can't wait to return. My compliments to all for a great Safari. I recommend anyone to book with Tholo with complete confidence on any Safari you plan.”
- Robert (Bob) King, Canyon Lake, Texas, USA


“For the past three years I have hunted with Tholo Safaris at their operation near Ghanzi, Botswana.  They have very experienced and professional staff including PH's, trackers and camp personnel.  The hunting is great, the food is delicious, the accommodation is first class and I always enjoy the campfire camaraderie.  There is no reason to go anywhere else.”
- Ben L. Seegmiller, Utah, USA


“What an incredible hunt. We felt like kings. Thank you all so much for an incredible trip. We both had excellent hunting with many trophies. Can’t wait to return”
- Scott Gnan, Pennsylvania, USA


“My hunt with Tholo Safaris was my 5th trip to Africa and by far my best. Every detail of   my hunt was as promised or far better. The lodging and meals were as good as I’ve had on any hunt anywhere in the world. The staff were very professional and had great personalities. I have made lifelong friends. I would recommend this hunt to anyone and plan on bringing my two daughters on their first safari with Clive and Linda. I can’t wait to return.”
- Jason Smith, Canada


"We had a fantastic safari!  Our hunts were spectacular!  The
accommodations were great and we LOVED our PH's and trackers!  Can't
wait to go again!"
- The Walter's: Brian, Karen, Kimberly (16), Whitney (15), and
Benjamin (14), Dallas, Texas USA


"Thank you for a great and true African hunting experience.  Your hunt
camp was very comfortable. Your staff exceedingly pleasant and
knowledgeable. Though the game was plentiful and high quality, the
size of you ranch made each hunt a challenge.  I am particularly
appreciative of your staffs efforts to accommodate special request.
You may also be interested to know that our family unanimously voted
this trip our best family trip ever!  Seldom do I get to ride
horseback with my wife, never-mind tracking a rhino through the bush
following an expert bushman tracker.  The kids are already "planning"
a return."
- David Pacinda, Texas, USA


"Tholo Safaris is the best plains game destination out there. Great
kudu, great eland and great gemsbok - and lots of them! Top flight
trophies, top flight trackers and top flight people will make your
hunt with Tholo one of your best ever. Thanks Clive, Linda and Kim."
- Andy, Houston, Texas USA

"Africa is a great experience in and of itself, but your camp staff and PH's take that experience to a new level. The ability of your people to adjust and interact with a bunch of rambuctious boys is impressive. The PH's went out of their way to ensure that the boys had a good time, while ensuring that the game was fairly pursued and that the hunting was fair chase. The accommodations were fantastic, and having hippos living in camp was simply amazing. Warren, Connor and Jordan will relive their Africa experience many times over and are already talking about the next time they go to Africa..."
- The Kemps, Texas, USA

"Steve and I had a wonderful and exciting time on our safari with Tholo Safaris. We are looking forward to coming back next year. Our PH Steven was a great host, and the staff was excellent! The hunting was awesome! Thanks again for making our time in Botswana memorable!"
- Steve & Brenda Behringer, Decatur, Texas, USA

"I wholeheartedly recommend Tholo Safaris to anyone interested in a top-shelf, African plains game hunting experience. I hunted with my father and brother for nine days and had the time of my life! Every member of the Tholo staff was exceptional. From the owners Clive, Linda, and Kim making it over to camp to check on us throughout the week to the expertise of our professional hunters Jaco and Steven to the friendly and gracious staff who cared for our every need, we were treated like family. The accommodations were superb, the cuisine was wonderful, and the hunting was off the charts. **We all took home trophies we can be proud of and **our experience was one we will never forget."
- Matt Gary, Rockville, MD, USA

"Thank you for the single best experience of my life. Every single detail of our first safari exceeded our expectations. Each member of your dedicated staff went above and beyond what any reasonable client could expect. The meals and accomodations were fabulous. Special kudos to our PH's, Steve and Jaco. Both treated us like family and skillfully put us in front of trophy quality animals. My sons and I consider them dear friends and wish to hunt with them again. The trackers were exceptionally skilled, courteous and very helpful. We knew that if per chance we wounded an animal they could quickly find it. We are already recommending Tholos Safari'sto our friends with total confidence. May God continue to bless and prosper your business."
- Lockie Gary, Arcadia, Florida, USA

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