Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs E from Glasgow


My Dec 2011 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 29-Dec-2011 and 7-Jan-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

GoodGood

Pretty good - I knew Botswana in green season a bit of a risk wildlife wise but some very good sightings at Tau Pan and Lagoon.

Tried Xakanaxa as alternative to Kwara but that was a mistake in hindsight - maybe Expert could have suggested it might not suit based on our previous trips. Botswana is a premium price but I think their guiding is not as good as say Zambia.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Tau Pan Camp, Botswana
30-Dec-2011 review: Worth a visit just for that Kalahari sky
ExcellentExcellent
Lagoon Camp, Botswana
2-Jan-2012 review: A full-on experience
GoodGood
Xakanaxa, Botswana
5-Jan-2012 review: Not quite what we expected
AverageAverage

Double 40th birthday trip to Zambia

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 6-May-2011 and 16-May-2011 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We were aware that May can sometimes be a bit early in the dry season as the wildlife can still be spread-out and the bush lush but you can't shift your birthdays!

Zambia though offers a wide range of National Parks and spread of activities so the plan was to visit Lower Zambezi NP for the first time, South Luangwa which we'd really enjoyed before and finally get to Vic Falls. It turned out better than we hoped - camps great with wonderful views over the rivers, excellent knowledgeable guides and some really good sightings.

A few game drives were pretty quiet but more than made up for by some of the boat/canoeing outings. The camps set up some lovely touches for our birthdays too. The whole holiday including logistics between Parks went seamlessly and Claire Scott organised another great trip for us.

Looking forward to planning the next one!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

no

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Old Mondoro Bushcamp, Zambia
7-May-2011 review: Old Mondoro Bushcamp review
ExcellentExcellent
Chiawa Camp, Zambia
9-May-2011 review: Chiawa Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Nkwali, Zambia
11-May-2011 review: Nkwali review
GoodGood
Islands of Siankaba, Zambia
14-May-2011 review: Islands of Siankaba review
ExcellentExcellent

Wonderful trip to Southern Tanzania

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 23-Oct-2010 and 7-Nov-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

A wonderful trip for our 10th wedding anniversary and we've had some really great trips to other African destinations with Expert in the past but this was a bit special at times - particularly as Claire had notified the camps of our anniversary.

We were fortunate to have had some of our best ever wildlife sightings. Mwagusi and Beho Beho certainly are best in class in our experience and Pole Pole made for a lovely relaxing option on the coast.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Keep doing what you do and we'll keep being customers

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Mwagusi Safari Camp, Tanzania
24-Oct-2010 review: A very special stay at Mwagusi
ExcellentExcellent
Beho Beho, Tanzania
27-Oct-2010 review: Dog days at Beho Beho
ExcellentExcellent
Pole Pole, Tanzania
31-Oct-2010 review: Kicking back in a truly exotic location
GoodGood
Royal Palm Hotel, Tanzania
6-Nov-2010 review: What you'd expect from a top business hotel
GoodGood

South Luangwa and Kafue Trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 1-Sep-2008 and 20-Sep-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

RPS in South Luangwa was first class once again and their operation the reason we went back to Zambia.

Kafue with Wilderness' Rivers and Plains Exploration was more of a economic extension to enable us to see a different area and generally we very much enjoyed it.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Nsefu, Zambia
2-Sep-2008 review: Nsefu review
ExcellentExcellent
Robin Pope Safaris walking safari, Zambia
4-Sep-2008 review: Robin Pope Safaris walking safari mobile camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Tena Tena, Zambia
8-Sep-2008 review: Tena Tena review
ExcellentExcellent
Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Zambia
12-Sep-2008 review: Taj Pamodzi Hotel review
GoodGood
Lufupa Bushcamp, Zambia (this camp has since closed)
13-Sep-2008 review: Lufupa Bush Camp review
GoodGood
Musanza Bushcamp, Zambia (this camp has since closed)
16-Sep-2008 review: Musanza Bushcamp review
GoodGood
Pioneer Camp, Zambia
19-Sep-2008 review: Pioneer Camp review
AverageAverage