Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs W from Croydon

Excellent holiday - exceeding expectations

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe between 16-Sep-2012 and 4-Oct-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Overall, we had an extremely enjoyable holiday. The variety of wildlife experiences exceeded our expectations. Accommodation was all very good or excellent. All the arrangements within the control of Expert Africa, whether for accommodation or transfers, worked out fine, without any problems.

The holiday wasn't one of Expert Africa's standard holidays. We spent some time working out the itinerary with them. That was time well spent and their expert advice was invaluable. Thanks very much to Gwynneth and also Nick for his advice on Botswana early on.

A couple of specific comments which don't fit in elsewhere:

1. We had two flights with Mack Air and had a good experience with them both times: friendly pilots and good flights. In addition, we had arranged for suitcases to be flown on separately from Maun to Kasane. This was handled efficiently and there was no difficulty retreiving the suitcases at Kasane airport.

2. We had a transfer with Wilderness Safaris from Kasane airport to Victorial Falls. This was handled efficiently so that we were able to complete the border formalities on entering Zimbabwe without a hitch.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No - well organised holiday, plenty of helpful information.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Haus Sonneneck, Namibia
17-Sep-2012 review: Great welcome, great lodging
Lagoon Lodge, Namibia
18-Sep-2012 review: Room with a great lagoon view
Otjibamba Country Lodge, Namibia
20-Sep-2012 review: Good lodge for an overnight stop
Halali Camp, Namibia
21-Sep-2012 review: Great location for driving in Etosha.
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
23-Sep-2012 review: Relaxing stay and excellent waterhole
Little Kwara, Botswana
26-Sep-2012 review: Wonderful animal sightings at Little Kwara
Muchenje Safari Lodge, Botswana
29-Sep-2012 review: Excellent game viewing and quality lodge
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe
2-Oct-2012 review: Very comfortable base for exploring the falls