Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs R from Somerset


Well done Tracy, virtually perfect holiday

On this trip, I visited South Africa between 18-Jan-2014 and 8-Feb-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Apart from the hiccup at Storms River this holiday was absolutely perfect for us. Interesting places to see and excellent accommodation. We do love the contrasts that Tracy gave us.

We fell in love with South Africa, its people, its food and of course that absolutely glorious weather.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No, we really like this company and will be back!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ocean Eleven, South Africa
18-Jan-2014 review: Intend to return!
ExcellentExcellent
Phantom Forest, South Africa
20-Jan-2014 review: Honeymoon Heaven!
ExcellentExcellent
Storms River Restcamp, South Africa
23-Jan-2014 review: wonderful location, shame about the shed!
AverageAverage
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, South Africa
25-Jan-2014 review: Wow!
ExcellentExcellent
Oulap Country House, South Africa
28-Jan-2014 review: Quirky and memorable
GoodGood
Mimosa, Montague
30-Jan-2014 review: Mimosa, Montague review
GoodGood
Rusthof Country House, South Africa
1-Feb-2014 review: Swag, tails and cushion heaven!
ExcellentExcellent
Camps Bay Retreat, South Africa
4-Feb-2014 review: Loved it.
ExcellentExcellent

My Nov 2010 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 8-Nov-2010 and 29-Nov-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We travelled a little over 2,600 miles in 3 weeks and could have carried on! We had an excellent holiday and really appreciated the differing styles of accomodation. We learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed Namibia. What a range of things to see and do. We would recommend Turnstone Tours who gave us an excellent trip to Sandwhich Harbour.

Chris McIntyre is clearly well regarded in this country as his name was mentioned several times.

This is our second holiday organised by Expert Africa and we would not consider travelling with anyone else to the African countries they deal with.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No - you had this one absolutley spot on. Sabina had taken on board our likes and preferences and had suggested an ideal itinery

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kalahari Anib Lodge, Namibia
10-Nov-2010 review: a culinary star in the Kalahari
ExcellentExcellent
Canon Roadhouse, Namibia
11-Nov-2010 review: A quirky "Motel" which we enjoyed.
GoodGood
Eagle's Nest, Namibia
13-Nov-2010 review: What a place we LOVED it!
ExcellentExcellent
Dabis Guest Farm, Namibia
15-Nov-2010 review: An informative and homely stay
ExcellentExcellent
Desert Homestead, Namibia
16-Nov-2010 review: Desert Homestead review
ExcellentExcellent
Central Guest House, Namibia
18-Nov-2010 review: An excellent base for Swakopmund
ExcellentExcellent
Doro Nawas, Namibia
20-Nov-2010 review: Asleep under the stars bliss!
ExcellentExcellent
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
22-Nov-2010 review: better than expected
GoodGood
Halali Camp, Namibia
25-Nov-2010 review: Fine for one night
GoodGood
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
26-Nov-2010 review: Cheetah heaven
ExcellentExcellent

We've been to Heaven and seen Hell

On this trip, I visited Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania & Zanzibar between 25-Jan-2009 and 8-Feb-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had a fabulous holiday and absolutley adored Rwanda. Chimpanzee trecking was very hard work but we did it. Saw lots of Golden Monkeys in the gorgeous Bamboo forest and about 14 Gorillas in the Virungas - one chased us - wanted to play apparently - but I certainly led the advance of the retreat! Of course Virunga Lodge was our heaven.

Excellent guide in Rwanda

Patrick was helpful, courteous and knowledgeable. Everything one could ask for.

The cancelled flights and lost luggage were most annoying but we got over that and the agents got our luggage to us after 2 days so not too bad in the end. Shooting Star found us bits to get by on including a size 12 bikini for my size 16 body ! not pretty sight but did allow me to swim.

All your agenbts were completely efficient

Thought Stone Town was the dirtiest place we had ever visited and one night was definately enough. It does not in anyway compare with Marrakesh. There was more litter and dirt in one square foot of Stone town than in the whole of Rwanda. And where was hell - being inside the old underground slave cell - totally atmospheric and hauntingly awful.

Suggestions for improvement:

No you seem to have it spot on - maybe a secreatary to help fill in this form!!

Thank you for a wonderful holiday

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Macushla House, Kenya
26-Jan-2009 review: Macushla House review
ExcellentExcellent
ORTPN Resthouse, Rwanda
27-Jan-2009 review: ORTPN Resthouse review
AverageAverage
Moriah Hill Resort, Rwanda
29-Jan-2009 review: Moriah Hill Resort review
GoodGood
Virunga Lodge, Rwanda
30-Jan-2009 review: Virunga Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Royal Palm Hotel, Tanzania
2-Feb-2009 review: Royal Palm Hotel review
AverageAverage
Shooting Star Lodge, Zanzibar
3-Feb-2009 review: Shooting Star Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Zanzibar Coffee House, Zanzibar
8-Feb-2009 review: Zanzibar Coffee House review
GoodGood