Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs & Mr O - California

Fabulous First Safari

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 8-Oct-2013 and 24-Oct-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Our trip was excellent. Thank you, Maruska, for suggesting we add the Lower Zambezi to our trip; it really did offer another dimension, balancing our overall experience.

One disappointment, and I'm not sure who knew what when, or if Expert Africa knew at all, was the added traffic flow caused by BBC filming in South Luangwa. They were given special permission to operate all hours of day and night, and when present at lion and leopard sightings their crew usually added 3-vehicles, making some of our sightings very congested. I had chosen the northern sector of the park, particularly for its lesser density. I know how much the publicity is good for the park, and the wildlife, I just selfishly wish it hadn't interfered with my own experience.

I had initially wanted to add Zambia to our proposed trip to Namibia and Botswana, but our trip was becoming far too long, so we opted to take a 'warm-up' instead. I'm glad we did, as we've opted to go with a private guide/vehicle during our second Africa visit. This will give us more say in what we see and how much time we spend where, something very important in obtaining good photographs.

Expert Africa's arrangements worked flawlessly. Thank you.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Pioneer Camp, Zambia
8-Oct-2013 review: Good Layover at Pioneer Camp
Chongwe River Camp, Zambia
9-Oct-2013 review: Unbeatable Beginning to our Safari at Chongwe
Tafika, Zambia
13-Oct-2013 review: Excellent Guiding and Wildlife at Tafika
Kaingo Camp, Zambia
17-Oct-2013 review: Stunning Location Overflowing with Wildlife
Mwamba Bushcamp, Zambia
19-Oct-2013 review: Mwamba's Last Waterhole Hide was Fantastic
Kaingo Camp, Zambia
23-Oct-2013 review: Fantastic Finaly with Kaingo