Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs R - Aberdeen


My Sep 2013 trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 14-Sep-2013 and 30-Sep-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Ellie yet again organised a great holiday, everything went like clockwork. The camps were all fantastic and met our requirements perfectly. We are not sure how she managed to organise three different Aardvark sitings but we are glad she did. The title Expert Africa justified comletely.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Pangolin sightings next time

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kaingo Camp, Zambia
14-Sep-2013 review: Great game viewing at Kaingo
ExcellentExcellent
Kaingo Camp, Zambia
17-Sep-2013 review: Out of Africa experience at the elephant hide
ExcellentExcellent
Mwamba Bushcamp, Zambia
18-Sep-2013 review: Animals and birds loved the Mwamba Hide
ExcellentExcellent
Mwaleshi Camp, Zambia
22-Sep-2013 review: Buffalo delayed all our Mwaleshi walks
ExcellentExcellent
Old Mondoro Bushcamp, Zambia
26-Sep-2013 review: We were glad we returned to Old Mondoro.
ExcellentExcellent

one of our best trips to Africa

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 11-Sep-2012 and 30-Sep-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We cannot thank Ellie enough for this great holiday
We had great guiding and game viewing.
We really liked all our accommodation and especially liked the nomad camp in Serengeti

The holiday was everything we wanted it to be

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Lake Manze Adventure Camp, Tanzania
12-Sep-2012 review: great start that got better and at Lake Manze
ExcellentExcellent
Kwihala Camp, Tanzania
16-Sep-2012 review: Great guiding and game viewing at Kwihala
GoodGood
Plantation Lodge, Tanzania
19-Sep-2012 review: A cool restful haven at Plantation Lodge
ExcellentExcellent
Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp, Tanzania
22-Sep-2012 review: Sleeping with wilderbeest at serengeti camp
ExcellentExcellent
Pongwe Beach Hotel, Zanzibar
25-Sep-2012 review: relaxing with great beach and food at Pongwe
ExcellentExcellent
Serena Inn, Zanzibar
29-Sep-2012 review: Serena Inn showed it is the best in Stonetown
ExcellentExcellent

A great trip overall

On this trip, I visited Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania & Zanzibar between 9-Sep-2011 and 27-Sep-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

AverageAverage

We had expected an itinerary which we only got from our guide on arrival in Ruanda.
We found we had a very long and bumpy trip from Kigali to Nyungwe and from Nyungwe to Kibuye. These were unexpected and not pleasant.
We wondered why we had 4 nights in mountain view lodge rather than 3 nights and last night in Kigali> Most others seemed to do this.

THE PERSON WHO MADE OUR TRIP SPECIAL WAS OUR DRIVER IN RWANDA, AIMABLE. He broke our long journey to Nyungwe with a stop at the National museum. He made our last day in Rwanda special as he suggested we left very early so we could spend time at the Genocide museum before we caught our flight to Zanzibar. He shared his own experiences of the politics of Rwanda and the Genocide. He really looked after us

Overall the trip was great we enjoyed all the primates, Rwanda. Zanzibar and Mafia

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Macushla House, Kenya
9-Sep-2011 review: Macushla house not ideal for a transit stay
AverageAverage
Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Rwanda
10-Sep-2011 review: Nyungwe Lodge is wonderful once you get there
ExcellentExcellent
Moriah Hill Resort, Rwanda
14-Sep-2011 review: Moriah resort great location terrible hotel
PoorPoor
Gorilla Mountain View Lodge, Rwanda
16-Sep-2011 review: A great expereience at Gorilla mountain view
ExcellentExcellent
Serena Inn, Zanzibar
20-Sep-2011 review: Serena Inn review
GoodGood
Pole Pole, Tanzania
22-Sep-2011 review: polepole in mafia is a fantastic place
ExcellentExcellent
Royal Palm Hotel, Tanzania
26-Sep-2011 review: Royal Palm hotel was fine for overnight stop
GoodGood