Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs W - Andover


Third great trip with Expert Africa - Sunvil

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 15-Aug-2009 and 30-Aug-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

A great holiday - very difficult to find fault with anything, all aspects were of an excellent standard - except

There seemed to be a bit of a mix up when we arrived at Dar es Salaam and nobody came for ages to take us to the domestic flight area - did turn up eventually but it was a bit disconcerting to be virtually the last people off the plan still waiting for a lift, after that everything went well.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Saadani
16-Aug-2009 review: The sea's in the bedroom!!
GoodGood
Sand Rivers Camp, Tanzania
20-Aug-2009 review: What a lot of lions!
ExcellentExcellent
Pole Pole, Tanzania
25-Aug-2009 review: So slow almost stopped!
ExcellentExcellent
Royal Palm Hotel, Tanzania
29-Aug-2009 review: Royal Palm Hotel review
ExcellentExcellent

Wonderful holiday

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 8-Aug-2007 and 24-Aug-2007 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

It was a fabulous holiday Namibia can offer such a variety of experiences and scenery that you can't help but be impressed. The people were lovely and the weather just right not too hot but sunny almost all of the time. I would have no hesitation in recommending Namibia or Expert Africa to anyone.

We would like to add here some comments about our activities in Swakomund as they were independant from Sam's Giardino and deserve a mention.

The Sandwich Harbour trip was great - run by Turnstone Tours - we paddled in the pools on the beach amongst the flamingoes, pelicans and damarland terns etc the birdlife was stunning, the drive through the dunes was exillerating and the lunch delicious - Namibians are very good at picnics.

The "Little 5" trip was equally good it was amazing to see so much wildlife in the desert - Chris our guide was very entertaining and probably mad! Namibia also seems to bred some eccentrics!

We had a lovely meal at The Tug three courses and wine for thirty pounds!!

However, there has to be a few buts !

We didn't feel that the Toyota Corolla was really man enough for Namibian roads, the exhaust sounded pretty dodgy on occasions and part of the bumper fell out - a vehicle that was higher would be better.

Although we survived to tell the tale, we felt on hindsight that we should have had a satellite phone, our mobiles didn't work every where. A german couple we came across with a damaged sump would have been in trouble if an Italian family with a satelite phone hadn't turned up and helped them - we think it may be something you should recommend.

Fish River Canyon was pleasant, but it could have been missed out of the trip and another day in Swakopmund would have meant we could have done the boat trip from Walvis Bay too - fellow travellers raved about it. We also suspect the flights too and from the canyon added quite a lot to the price of the trip. Despite these little grips it was still great.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
9-Aug-2007 review: Amazing hot water bottles!!
ExcellentExcellent
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
11-Aug-2007 review: There's an elephant outside the room!
ExcellentExcellent
Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
14-Aug-2007 review: Watch out for football mad waiters!!
ExcellentExcellent
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
16-Aug-2007 review: Great place for wine lovers.
GoodGood
Kulala Wilderness Camp, Namibia
19-Aug-2007 review: The smallest room had a great view!
ExcellentExcellent
Canyon Lodge, Namibia
21-Aug-2007 review: You might be in the Wild West!
GoodGood