Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr M & Ms O from Kidderminster


Zambia Sept 2014

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 8-Sep-2014 and 21-Sep-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Well this was a trip of superlatives but there is a problem and they are aware of it, something I discussed over dinner with Grant Cummings the owner of Chiawa and Old Mondoro who was on a quick visit and a charming man. He is on the case!

The park has 6 Lodges but further down the river there are over 20 lodges all using the same park some travelling 90+ Kms to get through the gate as a result when on game drives you see lots of vehicles and 10 vehicles round a leopard at the price you are paying is not on! Gladly our guides agreed and as I have been lucky enough to have seen it all before we moved off and left the crowds to it.

So I would not return to Chongwe or Chiawa for that single reason although the Camps are superb.

So that leaves Old Mondoro further up the river the crowds do not get there, it is not as luxurious as the other two camps but you never see another vehicle apart from the other that belongs to the camp and that only happens when you have a good sighting and they radio each other so fine and great talking point over diner that night. Ryan and Pam who run the camp are a delight.

Its beauty is also in its intimacy only 4 tents and for me the best wildlife of all the 3 camps. Would I go back YES just have to save up! For anybody reading this and fancy it go for a week and book up soon they already have reservations for 2017! Loved it

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Pioneer Camp, Zambia
9-Sep-2014 review: Pioneer Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Old Mondoro Bushcamp, Zambia
10-Sep-2014 review: Old Mondoro Bushcamp review
ExcellentExcellent
Chongwe River Camp, Zambia
13-Sep-2014 review: Chongwe River Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Chiawa Camp, Zambia
16-Sep-2014 review: Chiawa Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Old Mondoro Bushcamp, Zambia
19-Sep-2014 review: Old Mondoro Bushcamp review
ExcellentExcellent

Simply Amazing Trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia & South Africa between 24-Feb-2014 and 15-Mar-2014 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Excellent - faultless.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
25-Feb-2014 review: Friendly Springbok
ExcellentExcellent
Kalahari Tented Camp, South Africa
26-Feb-2014 review: Fighting red hartebeest
ExcellentExcellent
Gharagab Wilderness Camp, South Africa
27-Feb-2014 review: Rainbow in the wilderness
ExcellentExcellent
Nossob Rest Camp, South Africa
1-Mar-2014 review: Electrifying
GoodGood
Bitterpan Wilderness Camp, South Africa
2-Mar-2014 review: Scared Lions
ExcellentExcellent
Central Lodge, Namibia
3-Mar-2014 review: Functional Stopover
GoodGood
Canyon Roadhouse, Namibia
4-Mar-2014 review: Pandoras Box
ExcellentExcellent
Eagle's Nest, Namibia
5-Mar-2014 review: Room with a view
ExcellentExcellent
Desert Camp, Namibia
7-Mar-2014 review: Oasis in the desert
ExcellentExcellent
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
9-Mar-2014 review: Beethovens Symphony
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
11-Mar-2014 review: Lovely Setting
GoodGood
Mundulea Reserve, Namibia
12-Mar-2014 review: Unique experience
ExcellentExcellent

Brilliant adventure

On this trip, I visited Malawi & Zambia between 9-Oct-2011 and 28-Oct-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Bostin trip!
Thank you so much Chris and Claire. Realise you did us a big favour.
If you in the future you need some guinea pigs we are more than happy to accommodate at the right price!
smilin
Prob go Madagascar Feb (got own excellent ground agent there and if you want to expand can help!). Check out Grace tours.
Cheers
Me and Loz

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kalamu Lagoon Camp, Zambia
10-Oct-2011 review: Kalamu Lagoon Camp review
GoodGood
Zebra Plains, Zambia (this camp has since closed)
13-Oct-2011 review: Zebra Plains review
ExcellentExcellent
Nkwali, Zambia
16-Oct-2011 review: Nkwali review
GoodGood
Africa House, Malawi
18-Oct-2011 review: Africa House review
ExcellentExcellent
Thawale Camp
19-Oct-2011 review: Thawale and Mkulumadzi Camps
ExcellentExcellent
Mkulumadzi Lodge, Malawi
21-Oct-2011 review: Only the food lets them down.
GoodGood
Makokola Retreat, Malawi
23-Oct-2011 review: The Makokola Retreat review
GoodGood

only for chris and tracy

On this trip, I visited Namibia & South Africa between 9-Jul-2008 and 30-Jul-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Hate questionnaires and my t is overcooked!
always glad to help

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
10-Jul-2008 review: Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review
AverageAverage
Kalahari Tented Camp, South Africa
11-Jul-2008 review: Kalahari Tented Camp review
GoodGood
Twee Rivieren Rest Camp, South Africa
12-Jul-2008 review: Twee Rivieren Rest Camp review
AverageAverage
Urikaruus Wilderness Camp, South Africa
13-Jul-2008 review: Urikaruus Wilderness Camp review
GoodGood
Kielie Krankie Wilderness Camp, South Africa
14-Jul-2008 review: Kielie Krankie Wilderness Camp review
GoodGood
Nossob Rest Camp, South Africa
16-Jul-2008 review: Nossob Rest Camp review
AverageAverage
Grootkolk Wilderness Camp, South Africa
17-Jul-2008 review: Grootkolk Wilderness Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Gharagab Wilderness Camp, South Africa
19-Jul-2008 review: Gharagab Wilderness Camp review
AverageAverage
Bitterpan Wilderness Camp, South Africa
20-Jul-2008 review: Bitterpan Wilderness Camp review
GoodGood
Kalahari Tented Camp, South Africa
22-Jul-2008 review: Kalahari Tented Camp review
GoodGood
Canyon Roadhouse, Namibia
23-Jul-2008 review: Canon Roadhouse review
GoodGood
Eagle's Nest, Namibia
25-Jul-2008 review: Eagle's Nest review
ExcellentExcellent
Sossus Dune Lodge, Namibia
27-Jul-2008 review: Sossus Dune Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent