Travel reviews

Travel reviews by M and M Oxford


Excellence again from EA

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia & Zambia between 26-Sep-2013 and 10-Oct-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This was another excellent trip to Southern Africa organised for us by Expert Africa. Thank you Gwynneth. The advice from EA concerning 2WD versus 4WD vehicles for this trip was appropriate. The lodges were of a standard equal to or better than our expectations, especially the Garden Lodge in Kasane where our guides John and Innocent provided expert advice and guidance. The section of the trip after leaving the hire car in Kasane progessed smoothly and the cross border transfer into Zambia was effected efficiently. The transport arrived on time in Kasane as did the transfer from the Zambezi Sun to Livingstone airport., As noted earlier, at no stage were we asked for the Yellow Fever Certificates.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Galton House, Namibia
27-Sep-2013 review: Galton House review
GoodGood
Waterberg Camp, Namibia
28-Sep-2013 review: Waterberg Camp review
GoodGood
Roys Restcamp, Namibia
29-Sep-2013 review: Roys Restcamp review
GoodGood
Nunda River Lodge, Namibia
30-Sep-2013 review: Nunda Safari Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Ndhovu Safari Lodge, Namibia
1-Oct-2013 review: Ndhovu Safari Lodge review
GoodGood
Mazambala Island Lodge, Namibia
3-Oct-2013 review: Mazambala Island Lodge review
GoodGood
The Garden Lodge, Botswana
5-Oct-2013 review: The Garden Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Zambezi Sun, Zambia
7-Oct-2013 review: Zambezi Sun review
AverageAverage

Holiday satisfaction

On this trip, I visited Namibia & South Africa between 7-Sep-2007 and 22-Sep-2007 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This was again a wonderful holiday which has given us so many wonderful experiences. The trip was taken at the right time of year to be able to see the wild flowers, the animals, the whales etc. Everything went according to plan. As amateur geologists we were able to get to places which have interesting rocks and rock formations - not everyone's idea of a good holiday I know. Some of these trips could not have been done without having had a "bakkie" and I would like to suggest that anyone thinking of doing this trip be recommended to hire one rather than a saloon.
The places we stayed had a good level of comfortable and friendly accomodation. Meals were generally good and we have now developed a taste for ostrich steaks as well as wines from the Orange River Region.

I found the literature supplied was very informative, especially the information concerning the border crossing formalities.

I very much appreciated the efficient way Mrs Scott dealt with the mix-up over the car hire when the credit card bill arrived.

The main problem with the holiday -- it wasn't long enough!!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Twee Rivieren Rest Camp, South Africa
8-Sep-2007 review: Uppington to Twee Rivieren Rest Camp
GoodGood
Kalahari Tented Camp, South Africa
10-Sep-2007 review: Stay at Kalahari Tented Camp
GoodGood
Twee Rivieren Rest Camp, South Africa
12-Sep-2007 review: Back to Twee Rivieren Rest Camp
GoodGood
Central Lodge, Namibia
13-Sep-2007 review: Central Lodge Keetmanshoop
GoodGood
Canyon Lodge, Namibia
14-Sep-2007 review: Canyon Lodge
ExcellentExcellent
Mountain View Guest House, South Africa
16-Sep-2007 review: Mountain View Guest House
GoodGood
Farmhouse Hotel, South Africa
17-Sep-2007 review: Farmhouse Hotel Langebaan
GoodGood
Vineyard Hotel and Spa, South Africa
19-Sep-2007 review: Vineyard Hotel Capetown
GoodGood