Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr T & Mr L - Netherlands


Great migration trip

On this trip, I visited Kenya & Tanzania between 24-Aug-2013 and 9-Sep-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Excellent trip with some staggering game, especially in the Mara (albeit shared with plenty of other people).

We tend to stay in southern Africa so this was a little off our normal beat but we had a good time. Only downsides were tsetse flies in the Serengeti and an annoying lack of open vehicles. For future booking I plan to check the vehicle type and only book camps with open cars :)

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Lamai Serengeti, Tanzania
27-Aug-2013 review: Good stay during migration
ExcellentExcellent
Naboisho Camp, Kenya
3-Sep-2013 review: Good stay at Naboisho Camp
ExcellentExcellent

Great trip. Pretty much faultless

On this trip, I visited Zimbabwe between 29-May-2012 and 4-Jun-2012 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Loved the trip. Reminded me how much I like Hwange which was looking great and almost empty of other people (which was lovely for us but not so good for the Zimbabwe economy). Loved the flexibility and guiding at Camp Hwange and plan to return and perhaps do some more walking too.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Keep on doing what you're doing.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe
29-May-2012 review: Iconic Hotel overlooking the Victoria Falls
GoodGood
Camp Hwange, Zimbabwe
31-May-2012 review: Great & flexible guiding in charming new camp
ExcellentExcellent

Great Trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 15-Aug-2011 and 27-Aug-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

we were in the bush for 12 days and wondered whether this was too long. It wasn't!

The combination of bush walking (Zebra Plains), vehicle based (Tafika) and water based (Old Mondoro worked really well and we saw some great game. It did seem that some of the game denisty had dropped since our last visit to Zambia in 2003 but we were glad to be back.

As usual Maruska was a star; patient and helpful in knitting together a perfect trip at short (4 weeks) notice.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

none

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Zebra Plains, Zambia (this camp has since closed)
15-Aug-2011 review: Great walking camp
ExcellentExcellent
Tafika, Zambia
19-Aug-2011 review: Lovely owner run camp
ExcellentExcellent
Old Mondoro Bushcamp, Zambia
23-Aug-2011 review: Great Camp in Lower Zambezi
ExcellentExcellent

We loved it

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zimbabwe between 28-Jun-2010 and 9-Jul-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had an amazing trip; we've been to Southern Africa many times before and this was one of the best trips we've made.

We took in some football and then fled the vuvuzelas (which we actually quite liked) for Botswana and Zimbabwe. Maruska was outstanding and as usual Chris knew his stuff!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ruckomechi Camp, Zimbabwe
28-Jun-2010 review: Lacklustre experience at Ruckomechi
PoorPoor
Lloyd Wilmot's Mobile Camp, Botswana
2-Jul-2010 review: A great personalised Savuti experience
ExcellentExcellent
Somalisa Camp, Zimbabwe
5-Jul-2010 review: Go to Somalisa; great little camp
ExcellentExcellent

Great Visit

On this trip, I visited Kenya, Tanzania & Zanzibar between 4-Jul-2008 and 20-Jul-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Expert Africa live up to their name :)

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Macushla House, Kenya
5-Jul-2008 review: Convenient for Wilson Airport
GoodGood
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Tanzania
6-Jul-2008 review: Great Little Lodge
ExcellentExcellent
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania
8-Jul-2008 review: Excellent Location and views
GoodGood
Grumeti River Camp, Tanzania
11-Jul-2008 review: Grumeti River Camp review
GoodGood
Mnemba Island Lodge, Zanzibar
15-Jul-2008 review: Simply Outstanding
ExcellentExcellent
Serena Inn, Zanzibar
20-Jul-2008 review: Best Hotel in Stonestown
ExcellentExcellent