Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Dr T from Amersham


My Jan 2015 trip to Tanzania

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 17-Jan-2015 and 30-Jan-2015 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Trip met or exceeded my expectations. All went smoothly except the pre-booking of aisle seats for me. Apparently it did not appear in Kenya Airways system and I had to do it at checkin.

Also I found it very tedious at the end of a long trip to realise I would have to wait over 5 hours at Dar even though an earlier flight to Nairobi was available. I understand the need to give a safety margin on travel out of the bush, but I thought this was excessive and would have preferred to wait in Nairobi.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Lake Manze Adventure Camp, Tanzania
18-Jan-2015 review: great camp and great wildlife
ExcellentExcellent
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
22-Jan-2015 review: A little bit of luxury in the bush
ExcellentExcellent
Mdonya Old River Camp, Tanzania
26-Jan-2015 review: Really back to nature
ExcellentExcellent

Zambia June 2014

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 13-Jun-2014 and 25-Jun-2014 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Apart from the lengthy air journeys, extremely enjoyable.

I was amazed at the depth of scientific knowledge of the guides and their professionalism, and I was very happy with the food and accommodation and the trouble everyone went to to make sure our needs were met. The countryside was lovely and the flora and fauna excellent.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

get BA to resume direct tlights to lusaka !

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kapani Lodge, Zambia
14-Jun-2014 review: an excellent beginning to my trip
ExcellentExcellent
Luwi Bushcamp, Zambia
16-Jun-2014 review: rustic luxury in the bush
ExcellentExcellent
Nsolo Bushcamp, Zambia
18-Jun-2014 review: Another lovely bushcamp
ExcellentExcellent
Kakuli Bushcamp, Zambia
20-Jun-2014 review: Lovely position perched above the river.
ExcellentExcellent
Mchenja Bushcamp, Zambia
22-Jun-2014 review: A superb end to my trip
ExcellentExcellent

An excellent holiday in a wonderful country

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 17-Jul-2013 and 27-Jul-2013 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Everything worked like clockwork ( except the Lusaka hotel). I was amazed at the high standard of every aspect in the bush and the super staff eveywhere.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Perhaps a different hotel in Lusaka ? I met people who said the Sun Rock was very good. Personally I would prefer an overnight flight both ways.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Nkwali, Zambia
18-Jul-2013 review: my first camp in zambia
ExcellentExcellent
Nsefu, Zambia
20-Jul-2013 review: An idyllic location for Nsefu
ExcellentExcellent
Tena Tena, Zambia
23-Jul-2013 review: The ultimate wilderness experience
ExcellentExcellent
Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Zambia
26-Jul-2013 review: a disappointment after the camps
AverageAverage

A great visit to Botswana

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 25-Nov-2011 and 11-Dec-2011 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

I was really lucky as my week in South Africa was great and I had a wonderful time in Botswana, all the arrangements worked really well except the one hiccup with Air Botswana and although it was annoying it wasnt a disaster.

All the moves worked well, except Air Botswana routed us via Kasane from Maun to Joburg adding 2hrs - it was lucky I had a 4hr stopover at Joburg or I would have had a mad panic making the London flight- not your fault but worth knowing!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Just keep it going until my next time !

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Own Arrangements
26-Nov-2011 review: wild dog and leopard magic at Sandibe
ExcellentExcellent
Moremi Under Canvas
5-Dec-2011 review: review
ExcellentExcellent
Chobe Under Canvas, Botswana
7-Dec-2011 review: Chobe Under Canvas review
ExcellentExcellent
Sandibe Safari Lodge, Botswana
9-Dec-2011 review: Sandibe Safari Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent