Travel reviews by Dr L & Mr S - London
My Jun 2014 trip
On this trip, I visited Zambia between 27-Jun-2014 and 4-Jul-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.
The walking really put even the excellent drives of day one in the shade, absolutely made by the quality of Brent's guiding - incredibly knowledgable, great communicating style, and sensitive handling of group dynamics.
Only real reservations were the following.
The lack of a direct flight made the journey far more onerous than it need have been.
The advice re the need of warm clothing missed the mark for us. The temperatures were very comfortable at all times of day (and apparently typical for the time of year). I never needed more than a shirt from 5.30am until going to bed at 10pm! What this meant was that my luggage ( we were determined to take no more than hand luggage) was quite unnecessarily bulked, and weighted up with the warm clothing recommended.
However, this was a relatively minor annoyance when set against the superb overall experience. Your recommendation absolutely reflected what we had been looking for.
An afterthought. It might be helpful for you to know that I suffered no insect bites at all (and Nigel just one)' whereas others passing through from other camps elsewhere had been badly bitten by Tsetse flys.
I stayed at and have reviewed:
28-Jun-2014 review: Tafika review
|Chikoko Tree Camp, Zambia
30-Jun-2014 review: Chikoko Tree Camp review
|Crocodile Bushcamp, Zambia
2-Jul-2014 review: Crocodile Bushcamp review