Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs B & Ms. W - Surbiton


Serengeti & Rubondo

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 1-Feb-2013 and 9-Feb-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We visited in February and felt as if we had the Serengeti all to ourselves. It was the wildebeest calving season in the southern Serengeti which attracts several tourists. We saw plenty of calves but very few other tourists because of Ubuntu's location and the northern Serengeti was virtually deserted by visitors but full of "normal" resident wildlife.

Rubondo was the perfect ending - an unspoilt island with a new chimp tracking project. Serengeti and Rubondo together were a great combination.

Feedback response

In the sake of good order - as with the trip below, this party consisted of a mother and daughter, and the daughter is a journalist for whom this trip was an individual press trip - and it cost less than usual. However, her mother was travelling on a normal basis, paying for her trip as any other travellers would have done so.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania
2-Feb-2013 review: Wildebeest calving season at Ubuntu
ExcellentExcellent
Sayari Camp, Tanzania
4-Feb-2013 review: Out of season Sayari
ExcellentExcellent
Rubondo Island Camp, Tanzania
6-Feb-2013 review: Chimp Island
ExcellentExcellent

The whole trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia & Zimbabwe between 5-Oct-2011 and 20-Oct-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

The itinerary worked really well - from a gentle start at Nkwali for my first time in the bush through to Nsefu, then microlighting at Tafika and culminating in an adventurous conclusion at Zebra Plains.

Seeing how local communities live also enhanced my experience as a whole.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

In the pre-departure information, there was very litttle about Zimbabwean visas. Although my daughter knew about these, I didn't and other customers may not.

Feedback response

In the sake of good order - we should say here that this party consisted of a mother and daughter, and the daughter is a journalist.

This was organised as an individual press trip for the daughter - and cost less than usual.

However, the mother (aged in her mid-70s) was travelling on a perfectly normal basis, paying for her trip as any one of our other travellers would have done so. It is the mother's comments which have been included in the various reviews, below.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Nkwali, Zambia
6-Oct-2011 review: Nkwali
ExcellentExcellent
Nsefu, Zambia
8-Oct-2011 review: Nsefu
ExcellentExcellent
Tafika, Zambia
11-Oct-2011 review: Tafika
ExcellentExcellent
Zebra Plains, Zambia (this camp has since closed)
13-Oct-2011 review: Zebra Plains
ExcellentExcellent
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
16-Oct-2011 review: Ilala Lodge
ExcellentExcellent