Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms A from Nashville


Vince and Annette in Africa-# 2.

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Seychelles, South Africa & Zimbabwe between 20-Dec-2011 and 14-Jan-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

AverageAverage

I think overall we liked Tanzania and Zanzibar better than Botswana and the Seychelles. However, it is like comparing apples to oranges. We have been fortunate in that we have been to Africa before and it is hard not to compare trips. Definitely flying from camp to camp is the way to go.

I think we must have just lucked our with our 1 and only guide in Tanzania, because we just loved him and we were with him for 10 days. If only we could have had ALL of the staff @ Lebala with us for the entire trip. Unfortunately that makes such a big difference, the people you share your time with.

As far as the safari/animal encounters it was great. In Botswana you see far less numbers of animals, but you are able to get much closer and with much fewer fellow tourists around. The part of the trip that we both liked the least was the Seychelles. To many transfers and to many quick overnight stays. The flights times did not make anything easy. We would get in to late the 1st night and then have to leave at the crack of dawn the following morning, missing meals, etc. Or we would get in too early to check in and would have to hang out in the common area for hours until our room was ready. Conveniently breakfast was always over and it wasn't time for lunch. I don't eat much @ 6 am while heading out the door for yet another shuttle/ferry or plane trip.

I know that Air Seychelles REALLY messed up our itinerary, and I think it would have been much better before all the changes. It certainly is beautiful there.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
20-Dec-2011 review: City Lodge OR Tambo review
GoodGood
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
21-Dec-2011 review: Ilala Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Lebala Camp, Botswana
26-Dec-2011 review: Lebala Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Xakanaxa, Botswana
28-Dec-2011 review: Xakanaxa review
GoodGood
Kwara Camp, Botswana
31-Dec-2011 review: Kwara Camp review
AverageAverage
Tau Pan Camp, Botswana
3-Jan-2012 review: Tau Pan Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
5-Jan-2012 review: City Lodge OR Tambo review
GoodGood
Le Jardin des Palmes, Seychelles
6-Jan-2012 review: Le Jardin des Palmes review
AverageAverage
Le Domaine d'Orangeraie, Seychelles
8-Jan-2012 review: Le Domaine d'Orangeraie review
ExcellentExcellent
Anse Soleil Beachcomber, Seychelles
12-Jan-2012 review: Anse Soleil Beachcomber review
GoodGood
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
13-Jan-2012 review: City Lodge OR Tambo review
GoodGood