Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs & Mrs G - West Midlands - and friends


We LOVE Zambia!

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 25-May-2009 and 5-Jun-2009 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Chris & Lisa's comments -

This was our third trip to Africa with Expert Africa and we would not travel with anyone else! We went to Namibia in 2004 (our honeymoon) and to Zambia for the first time in 2007.

Anna had organized our previous trip to Zambia and was so helpful & enthusiastic we felt we had to ask her to help us to arrange a return trip. Her knowledge was invaluable in helping us to decide when we wanted to return and where we were to stay. The fact that Anna returns to Zambia for her own holidays shows just how much she loves the country and this is evident whenever you talk to her. Her passion for Zambia is infectious!

After talking to Anna so many times (I am sure she must be fed up with me by now!) and booking two trips with her I feel as though I am talking to a friend even though we have never met.

We fell in love with Zambia on our first trip & knew we had to return. We chose to go back at a different time of year (our previous trip was in October) to see the Luangwa Valley at the beginning of the dry season rather than at the end, and to see the Victoria falls at high water. It was lovely to experience this beautiful country in another season, the valley was as wonderful as last time and the falls were certainly different - there was water coming over them (a LOT of water!).

We hope to return to Zambia and will certainly be back in touch with Anna. Thank you for helping us to arrange another amazing trip!

John & Uschi's comments -

We are very grateful that Chris and Lisa asked us to come along. We had been to Africa a lot before (more than 10 times), but this was our first time to Zambia. And we were not disappointed. It is a wonderful country full of great wildlife and scenery and extremely friendly people.

We have loved some African countries for a long time and have put Zambia on that list.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kaingo Camp, Zambia
26-May-2009 review: Kaingo - wonderful as always!
ExcellentExcellent
Mwamba Bushcamp, Zambia
30-May-2009 review: Mwamba Magic!
ExcellentExcellent
Zambezi Sun, Zambia
2-Jun-2009 review: Zambezi sun unbeatable location
GoodGood

Amazing trip, we want to go back!

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 21-Sep-2007 and 13-Oct-2007 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Difficult to imagine how this trip could be bettered. Before we went we had met very few people who had been to Zambia but all those we had met had raved about it, now we are inclined to think they may have been under-selling it! Our sole concern is that we struggle to see how any future Africa trip can begin to compare.

We know that we were unusually lucky but to see 7 leopards including a courting couple and three on kills one of which in broad daylight exceeded our wildest dreams.

In addition, we had some wonderful sightings of a great variety of mammals and birds and the benefit of the deep love and understanding of the bush imparted by our excellent guides. We hope to return as soon as we are able.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kaingo Camp, Zambia
22-Sep-2007 review: Can't praise Kaingo camp too highly
ExcellentExcellent
Mchenja Bushcamp, Zambia
26-Sep-2007 review: Mchenja -comfortable, elegant and great game
ExcellentExcellent
Chongwe River Camp, Zambia
29-Sep-2007 review: Beautiful setting, sparse game at this season
ExcellentExcellent
Bushbuck Camp, Zambia (this camp has since closed)
1-Oct-2007 review: Didn't stay at Busbuck Camp - see below
ExcellentExcellent
Zambezi Sun, Zambia
3-Oct-2007 review: Great location for the falls
GoodGood