Travel reviews

Travel reviews by The H family from Sweden


My Jun 2012 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 20-Jun-2012 and 6-Jul-2012 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

An excellent trip in an amazing country with very friendly people. Just don't forget to bring properly warm clothes if you travel during winter, as the nights can be very chilly.

We had a really great trip. Many thanks to Angela Griffin at Expert Africa - we had such a good time in Namibia. The high lights were the dunes at Sossusvlei, kayaking with Jeanne among seals at Walvis Bay and - according to our sons - when our host Bruno at Mundulea caught a puff adder (!). In addition we had our most enjoyable and relaxing afternoon in our lives at Grootberg Lodge, really. We would't mind staying there one more night. The rental car - a Nissan X-trail - was very comfortable but the trunk had no space for an extra spare tyre above our four suitcases, but that didn't matter because we had our only flat tyre on B1 (bad luck, probably a big nail on the tar road) just north of Windhoek on our way back home. It was a nightmare to swift tyres when big lorries past us in 100 km/h, but we kept calm. When the car was picked up by Budget we used the form Expert Africa recommends in their brochure, so there will be no problems, either with the flat tyre or anything else about the car. The Budget staff were very professional.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Maybe more information about spare tyres:

- If you go four persons in a Nissan X-trail there is no space for a second spare tyre.

- The spare tyre allows you to drive only at 80 km/h. We were lucky to have just 70 km left to Windhoek. Maybe you could order a fifth tyre instead of a normal spare tyre, so you can proceed at a higher speed?

And more information about warm clothes.......

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Under own arrangements
21-Jun-2012 review: Under own arrangements review
GoodGood
Desert Camp, Namibia
22-Jun-2012 review: Desert Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Lagoon Lodge, Namibia
24-Jun-2012 review: Lagoon Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Under own arrangements
25-Jun-2012 review: Under own arrangements review
ExcellentExcellent
Grootberg Lodge, Namibia
29-Jun-2012 review: Grootberg Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Mundulea Reserve, Namibia
30-Jun-2012 review: Mundulea Reserve review
ExcellentExcellent
Rivendell Guesthouse, Namibia
3-Jul-2012 review: Rivendell Guesthouse review
ExcellentExcellent

Un unforgettable trip

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 5-Jul-2009 and 19-Jul-2009 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We saved money for several years to catch our dream to go to Africa. Then, more than one year in advance we started to plan the trip in detail, together with the most professional staff from Expert Africa.

Of course there was a risk that we created too big expectations. But during the trip and now afterwards when we talk about our adventures, we can easily say that this was above all expectations - the tanzanian people, the wildlife and the excellent food has given us a memory for life.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Southern Sun Dar, Tanzania
6-Jul-2009 review: Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review
ExcellentExcellent
Lake Manze Adventure Camp, Tanzania
7-Jul-2009 review: Lake Manze Tented Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Zanzibar Coffee House, Zanzibar
10-Jul-2009 review: Zanzibar Coffee House review
ExcellentExcellent
Chumbe Island Lodge, Zanzibar
13-Jul-2009 review: Chumbe Island Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Kikadini Villas, Zanzibar
15-Jul-2009 review: Kikadini Villas review
ExcellentExcellent