Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs V - Cornwall - UK


My Oct 2013 trip

On this trip, I visited Kenya between 11-Oct-2013 and 20-Oct-2013 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

I am pleased we took Richard's advice to spend our first day at the Emakoko Lodge in Nairobi National Park, it gave us time to 'catch our breath' and relax before heading out into the bush.

The two Offbeat camps were just the safari experience I wanted for the family and we had some brilliant sightings.

This was a special family trip which lived up to all expectations with some wonderful memories.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
The Emakoko, Kenya
12-Oct-2013 review: The beautiful Emakoko Lodge
ExcellentExcellent
Offbeat Meru, Kenya
13-Oct-2013 review: An oasis in the park
ExcellentExcellent
Offbeat Mara, Kenya
16-Oct-2013 review: A true safari camp
ExcellentExcellent

A three camp desert exploration

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 2-Oct-2008 and 14-Oct-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

The overall experience was better than expected and the trip gave us a further insight into Botswana

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Leroo La Tau, Botswana
3-Oct-2008 review: Great new lodge
ExcellentExcellent
San Camp, Botswana
6-Oct-2008 review: Stimulating wilderness experience
ExcellentExcellent
Deception Valley Lodge, Botswana
9-Oct-2008 review: Remote Kalahari destination
ExcellentExcellent

1st trip with you and you delivered, thankyou

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zambia between 15-Feb-2008 and 1-Mar-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We were the first of the season visitors at Mchenja with new camp managers, Richard and Susie. There were frought moments for them but they handled them well and we wish them every success.

Our flight and road transfers worked well and we should like to mention Geoff Chilongo who met us each time in Lusaka airport and smoothed our passage through.

Selinda provided two high spots, a cheetah stalk and kill and a group of 3 lionesses with 7 cubs. Lagoon provided the ultimate highlight of our trip with good sightings of a pack of wild dogs. Although the camp is beginning to look a little dated, this however is to its advantage in that it deters the spa safari clientele.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kapani Lodge, Zambia
16-Feb-2008 review: A sensible choice for the green season
GoodGood
Mchenja Bushcamp, Zambia
20-Feb-2008 review: A beautiful bushcamp for the adventurous
ExcellentExcellent
Selinda Camp, Botswana
23-Feb-2008 review: Luxury in wild surroundings
ExcellentExcellent
Lagoon Camp, Botswana
26-Feb-2008 review: Great camp for commited wildlife enthusiasts
ExcellentExcellent
Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Zambia
29-Feb-2008 review: Excellent stopover hotel
ExcellentExcellent