Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs H. from the Isle of Man


Gorilla Trekking with friends

On this trip, I visited Rwanda between 16-Oct-2014 and 22-Oct-2014 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

The golden monkeys were gorgeous as a warm up to the gorillas.

What can you say about the gorillas? They are simply wonderful! The first day trekking to the Umubano group was hard going in the persistent rain but the end result was worth every breathe! The sun cleared for the second day and the experience of gorillas playing in the sun, "drunk" on fresh bamboo shoots will be a lifelong memory!

The guides were experienced and friendly and the community benefit was excellent. The porters did a great job - not just carrying rucksacks but also carrying us at times! How they manage it in ordinary wellies, heaven knows!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Jack Hanna's Guesthouse, Rwanda
15-Oct-2014 review: Jack Hanna's Guesthouse review
GoodGood
Kigali Serena Hotel, Rwanda
17-Oct-2014 review: Kigali Serena Hotel review
GoodGood

My Jun 2014 trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 6-Jun-2014 and 20-Jun-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

What a wonderful safari. It's hard to fault it. Everyone went out of their way to make it work.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Eight Reedbuck Hotel, Zambia
7-Jun-2014 review: Ideal for an overnight stop in Lusaka
GoodGood
Matamanene Camp, Zambia
8-Jun-2014 review: Liuwa exceeds all expectations
ExcellentExcellent
Tena Tena, Zambia
13-Jun-2014 review: What a lovely camp
ExcellentExcellent
Nsefu, Zambia
16-Jun-2014 review: Lovely to be back - feels like home!
ExcellentExcellent

Zambia

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 8-Jun-2012 and 18-Jun-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

The trip as a whole was excellent.

Can't wait to go back and explore further afield and maybe Malawi. We can't recomment Robin Pope Safaris highly enough.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Nkwali, Zambia
9-Jun-2012 review: As good as ever!
ExcellentExcellent
Nsefu, Zambia
11-Jun-2012 review: Daudi runs an excellent camp!
ExcellentExcellent
Nkwali, Zambia
15-Jun-2012 review: Nkwali review
ExcellentExcellent
Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Zambia
17-Jun-2012 review: An impersonal but good enough hotel
AverageAverage

Overall

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 11-Mar-2011 and 22-Mar-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

All in all it was a wonderful holiday and (having said that it would be a one-off) we can't wait to return next year.
I cannot recommend RPS highly enough (and I'm usually pretty difficult to please!).

Expert Africa arranged everything smoothly and efficiently and we would be pleased to use them again.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

It's hard to improve on flawless!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Nkwali, Zambia
12-Mar-2011 review: Brilliant safari at Nkwali
ExcellentExcellent
Nsefu, Zambia
14-Mar-2011 review: Wonderful time at nsefu
ExcellentExcellent
Nkwali, Zambia
17-Mar-2011 review: Return to Nkwali
ExcellentExcellent
Sindabezi, Zambia
19-Mar-2011 review: Stay at Sindabezi
ExcellentExcellent