Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr B - Bristol


North and South Luangwa- WOW!

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 25-Oct-2014 and 7-Nov-2014 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

My first venture into the North park was special and very private. South Luangwa never let's me down and the safari experience seems to get better every time.

Both NCS and RemoteAfrica provide the highest level of comfort and guiding and everyone should be proud of what they have achieved in provided this grand level of friendly service. Special thanks also to Mindy, very professional in every aspect in the daily running at NCS.

South Luangwa still my favourite game reserve/national park in Africa and one of my favourite places to visit in the world.
Thanks again to Ellie and all at ExpertAfrica.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Keep the flag flying high, standards so high maintained.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Pioneer Camp, Zambia
26-Oct-2014 review: Always Pioneer for me.
ExcellentExcellent
Nsolo Bushcamp, Zambia
27-Oct-2014 review: Never solo at Nsolo.
ExcellentExcellent
Mwaleshi Camp, Zambia
29-Oct-2014 review: Privacy personified in the North Park.
ExcellentExcellent
Tafika, Zambia
1-Nov-2014 review: Sharing the Coppinger home experience.
ExcellentExcellent
Kakuli Bushcamp, Zambia
3-Nov-2014 review: Aubrey and Kakuli the perfect combination.
ExcellentExcellent
Chinzombo, Zambia
5-Nov-2014 review: True luxury at Chinzombo.
ExcellentExcellent
Pioneer Camp, Zambia
6-Nov-2014 review: To unwind in peace...
ExcellentExcellent

Emerald season with NCS at its best.

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 9-Feb-2013 and 23-Feb-2013 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

I just didn't want to leave...South Luangwa valley- the finest national park game reserve in Africa- 'Minha Africa'.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Excellence remains, loyalty rewarded.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Pioneer Camp, Zambia
9-Feb-2013 review: True Pioneer style.
ExcellentExcellent
Kapani Lodge, Zambia
11-Feb-2013 review: The butterfly continues...
ExcellentExcellent
Kakuli Bushcamp, Zambia
14-Feb-2013 review: The old buffalo at its best...
ExcellentExcellent
Kapani Lodge, Zambia
19-Feb-2013 review: Kapani still of the highest order.
ExcellentExcellent
Pioneer Camp, Zambia
21-Feb-2013 review: Africa at Pioneer, not the concrete jungle!
ExcellentExcellent

On principle it remains- ZAMBIA.

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 21-Oct-2011 and 3-Nov-2011 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Zambia, after its recent elections seems to be heading in the right direction, generally. It can only be hoped that the national park/game reserves can be maintained by the right people and in the right way. Zimbabwe is not an option on principle while the beautiful people there continue to suffer.

Zambia- the South Luangwa valley is one of(certainly my favourite) game reserves in Africa. NormanCarr safaris have the best guides and the combinations of different bush camps give one the best experiences of safari in Africa.

Thank you to everyone associated with NormanCarr safaris.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Pioneer Camp, Zambia
22-Oct-2011 review: Pioneer Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Kapani Lodge, Zambia
23-Oct-2011 review: Kapani Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Luwi Bushcamp, Zambia
25-Oct-2011 review: Luwi Bushcamp review
ExcellentExcellent
Mchenja Bushcamp, Zambia
26-Oct-2011 review: Mchenja Bushcamp review
ExcellentExcellent
Nsolo Bushcamp, Zambia
29-Oct-2011 review: Nsolo Bushcamp review
ExcellentExcellent
Kakuli Bushcamp, Zambia
31-Oct-2011 review: Kakuli Bushcamp review
ExcellentExcellent
Pioneer Camp, Zambia
2-Nov-2011 review: Pioneer Camp review
ExcellentExcellent

The best of Africa- Zambia and Northern Botswana

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zambia between 22-Jan-2010 and 5-Feb-2010 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Before going out to these places, I had very high expectation. Nothing and nobody changed my opinion. I have once again seen what I wanted to see and achieved just what I wanted.

South Luangwa, still the best, Northern Botswana a close second. Very happy and I hope to produce a Dvd that will be sent to all the lodges and camps concerned, last year's Dvd has already been shown and went down rather well. It has been a pleasure to go and stay at these magical places, where the animals, the birds, the grasses and inland seas humble me. Africa beckons, please go and see for yourselves.

Thankyou to everyone that contributed in making this another special trip to 'minha' Africa.

Ashante sana.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

The bush camps that Norman Carr safaris operate can be a great selling point, Kapani lodge is already perfect.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kapani Lodge, Zambia
23-Jan-2010 review: Kapani lodge 4 nights, 1 night at Kakuli.
ExcellentExcellent
Zambezi Sun, Zambia
28-Jan-2010 review: Zambezi Sun review
GoodGood
Lebala Camp, Botswana
29-Jan-2010 review: Lebala Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Kwara Camp, Botswana
1-Feb-2010 review: Kwara Camp review
ExcellentExcellent

Botswana at its best!

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 19-Feb-2009 and 1-Mar-2009 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

The most incredible journey even for the seasoned traveller who wants a little comfort and luxury. In hindsight, with the small-spotted genet safari, 3 nights were needed at Kwara (could I be greedy and say 4)? I intend to put that right in the future.

The perfect short trip and one that I could highly recommend.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Lagoon Camp, Botswana
20-Feb-2009 review: Lagoon Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Kwara Camp, Botswana
23-Feb-2009 review: Kwara Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Pom Pom Camp, Botswana
25-Feb-2009 review: Pom Pom review
GoodGood