Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs C - Shropshire


Our 4th visit to Botswana

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 10-Nov-2013 and 23-Nov-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

As normal the whole trip went off without a hitch.

Many thanks to Nick, Megan and Chloe for setting it up for us at relatively short notice.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Royal Tree Lodge, Botswana
11-Nov-2013 review: Fantastic time at Royal Tree Lodge
ExcellentExcellent
Nxabega Safari Camp, Botswana
15-Nov-2013 review: Nxabega third time around
ExcellentExcellent
Xaranna Okavango Delta Lodge, Botswana
18-Nov-2013 review: Xaranna second visit.
ExcellentExcellent

Great Safari

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 15-Nov-2011 and 28-Nov-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Overall we had a wonderful time with Xaranna Camp probably being the best.

The flight times on our return journey left a bit to be desired due to a number of reasons none of which could be attributed to Expert Africa.

It was &Beyond that changed our flights for us and their staff should be commended for the swift action they took to avoid us missing our connection to London.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No - you are doing an excellent job - carry on Expert Africa.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Royal Tree Lodge, Botswana
16-Nov-2011 review: Royal Tree Lodge birding.
ExcellentExcellent
Nxabega Safari Camp, Botswana
18-Nov-2011 review: Nxabega Return
ExcellentExcellent
Kanana, Botswana
21-Nov-2011 review: Kanana Revisited
ExcellentExcellent
Xaranna Okavango Delta Lodge, Botswana
25-Nov-2011 review: Xaranna Luxury
ExcellentExcellent

Botswana revisited

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 4-Nov-2009 and 17-Nov-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Overall the trip was just fantastic, the only moan (if you can call it that) was at Lagoon where we felt as though we had no options to do anything other than go with the flow. To give the driver and tracker their due they did find us some birds but to satisfy every one on our cramped vehicle we felt that we just had to go with the majority.

The other three camps we visited were just brilliant and we would not hestitate going back to them again.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

As you show Special Interest trips in your brochure would it not be possible to group like guests together.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kanana, Botswana
5-Nov-2009 review: Good Birding at Kanana
ExcellentExcellent
Little Kwara, Botswana
8-Nov-2009 review: Little Kwara return
ExcellentExcellent
Lagoon Camp, Botswana
11-Nov-2009 review: Lagoon Camp Experience
GoodGood
Lebala Camp, Botswana
14-Nov-2009 review: Lebala Camp Return
ExcellentExcellent

Victoria Falls & Botswana Safari.

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zambia between 4-Nov-2008 and 21-Nov-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This trip was our first to Botswana and our first dealings with Expert Africa (EA).

I can honestly say that all the staff at EA were excellent with sorting out the itinerary for us and giving us advice when asked - everything went just like clockwork with no problems encountered. The paperwork etc. was just perfect explaining many of the things we had doubts about.

The Botswana people were the friendliest we have met anywhere in Africa and because of this we hope to make a return trip soon.

To conclude I would like to thank you all at Expert Africa again for setting all this up for us and making it one of the best safari holidays we have ever had.

Suggestions for improvement:

We did have a worry regarding the number of blank pages required in the passports, but needn't have panicked as I started with 7 blank pages and still had 6 at the end!! We were told that we needed 3 for each country visited.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Islands of Siankaba, Zambia
5-Nov-2008 review: Victoria Falls Encounter
ExcellentExcellent
Lebala Camp, Botswana
8-Nov-2008 review: Wild dogs and birds at Lebala Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Sandibe Safari Lodge, Botswana
11-Nov-2008 review: Birthday at Sandibe Lodge.
ExcellentExcellent
Nxabega Safari Camp, Botswana
14-Nov-2008 review: Thunderstorms at Nxabega.
ExcellentExcellent
Little Kwara, Botswana
17-Nov-2008 review: Elephant encounter at Little Kwara.
ExcellentExcellent