Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Dr & Mrs S - Cheshire


Northern Tanzania July/August 2014

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 20-Jul-2014 and 3-Aug-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

GoodGood

The good parts of the trip were the lodges (with the exception of Lemala) and the logistics which all worked extremely well.

We found the game viewing rather disappointing compared with Zambia and Botswana, with which we are more familiar, in that the wildlife was often very distant from the roads and made photography and observing behaviours less satisfactory.

Although we had to actually book the flights ourselves, the suggested routing of Manchester/Amsterdam/Kilimanjaro worked very well.

Feedback response

This traveller has also written a detailed report with some excellent photos online : http://safaritalk.net/topic/13161-northern-tanzania-july-august-2014/

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Onsea House, Tanzania
21-Jul-2014 review: Overnight / day room
GoodGood
Oliver's Camp, Tanzania
22-Jul-2014 review: Excellent base for Tarangire
ExcellentExcellent
Lemala Ngorongoro, Tanzania
26-Jul-2014 review: Disappointing stay in excellent location
PoorPoor
Dunia Camp, Tanzania
28-Jul-2014 review: Dunia camp
GoodGood
Rubondo Island Camp, Tanzania
1-Aug-2014 review: Rubondo Island - a camp with a difference.
ExcellentExcellent

My Sep 2013 trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 15-Sep-2013 and 29-Sep-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Trip was very enjoyable (as expected, since we've been to these camps before). Once again, having assistance through immigration and with ground transport was very helpful and time saving.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Zambia
15-Sep-2013 review: Taj Pamodzi Hotel review
GoodGood
Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia
16-Sep-2013 review: Sausage Tree Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Tafika, Zambia
21-Sep-2013 review: Tafika review
ExcellentExcellent

Another very enjoyable trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 13-Sep-2012 and 26-Sep-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We are quite experienced Africa travelers, and so we know pretty much what we are to expect. It is important that we have an agent who understands Africa as well, and we always find that with Expert Africa. Another well organised and most enjoyable safari holiday

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Zambia
14-Sep-2012 review: Good place for a relaxed one-night stay
ExcellentExcellent
Busanga Bushcamp, Zambia
15-Sep-2012 review: Enjoyable stay
ExcellentExcellent
Tafika, Zambia
18-Sep-2012 review: (Another) great stay at Tafika
ExcellentExcellent

My May 2012 trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 19-May-2012 and 28-May-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This was around our seventh trip to the valley, and everything was managed the way it should be. A very enjoyable holiday.

The ground agents made our progress through immigration on the way out and check-in on the way home, quick and easy

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Nkwali, Zambia
19-May-2012 review: Nkwali review
GoodGood
Tafika, Zambia
23-May-2012 review: Tafika review
ExcellentExcellent
Eight Reedbuck Hotel, Zambia
27-May-2012 review: Eight Reedbuck Hotel review
AverageAverage

Most enjoyable

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 21-Sep-2007 and 6-Oct-2007 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We've been to Afirica times. THis was a first rate trip.

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I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Crocodile Bushcamp, Zambia
22-Sep-2007 review: Excellent walking safari
ExcellentExcellent
Chikoko Tree Camp, Zambia
24-Sep-2007 review: Excellent safari at Chikoko
ExcellentExcellent
Tafika, Zambia
26-Sep-2007 review: Excellent - very friendly camp
ExcellentExcellent
Chongwe River Camp, Zambia
30-Sep-2007 review: OK - but not perfect
GoodGood
Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia
2-Oct-2007 review: Absolutely first rate
ExcellentExcellent