Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr H - Devon


Seychelles the islands of rain.

On this trip, I visited Seychelles between 30-Sep-2011 and 9-Oct-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

AverageAverage

The poor weather was a problem... rain every day and three days constant rain.

On arrival we were asked to exchange our Expert Africa vouchers for Mason vouchers. Checking these after an overnight flight was difficult but Their vouchers were incorrect. It was a considerable problem to find the first hotel voucher from Mason's was for bed and breakfast and they were not able to sort this out untill after the weekend. it caused considerable problem with the hotel.

Though there was a Masons representative at each point of travel their main interest was to collect vouchers. They came across as complacent and at times rude. Having a voucher for a transfer of two hundred yards from the jetty to hotel in la Digue underlied the farce of it all.

The transfer from Praslin airport to the hotel could have been ten minutes. We were made to wait some forty five minutes and then the bus did a tour of the island dropping off different guests at different hotels.

There was no one to meet us on arrival at mahe. It was in the middle of a storm and the jetty has no shelter. Cases are just stacked up to get soaked in the rain. It was more like local bus travel in Africa.

Overall we felt the Seychelles was an over rated destination.... one or two fabulous beaches but little more. We felt it was inappropriately expensive. Most local people were not friendly. Indeed it was a revelation that workers from Mauritius or Nepal were the most helpful and welcoming.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I went on the visit Uganda after Mahe. You need to seriously consider expanding their. The people are realy welcoming, facilites well above average. The scenery is stunning and the game has very substantialy recovered.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Hotel L'Archipel, Seychelles
1-Oct-2011 review: Hotel L'Archipel review
GoodGood
La Digue Island Lodge, Seychelles
4-Oct-2011 review: La Digue Island Lodge review
GoodGood
Bliss Hotel, Seychelles
7-Oct-2011 review: Bliss Hotel review
PoorPoor

addictive africa

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zimbabwe between 21-Sep-2010 and 3-Oct-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

For a very short visit we had a magical time. game viewing was good.

Difficult to beat the combination of mokoro trip, fishing, game drives at night and walking. Every one in the lodges was very knowledgeable and helpful

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

The only suggestion is to make sure it is clear which local agent to contact in different countries in the documentaion.

Now we have been to the Delta and flown over Botswana at low level and met and talked to lots of other tourists we are very impressed about the advice Lucy [Ed: from Expert Africa] gave us on where to go. I think it would have been impossible to get a better combination of great experiences in such a short time.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Footsteps Across the Delta, Botswana
28-Sep-2010 review: Footsteps review
ExcellentExcellent

above expectation.

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 2-Oct-2009 and 10-Oct-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

we found we had the vouchers for a different persons holiday A055993 Clayton when we were in Lusaka...a slight stress but nobody minded. Pioneer camp was the most confused as they were reluctant to give us a meal but did.

Please let us know if you would like those vouchers back.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

the letters that came were rather repetitive and long winded. Moreover the health section did not have any advice on malaria I could see.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating