Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Scrub hares from London


A wonderful holiday!

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 12-Mar-2010 and 20-Mar-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Virtually every aspect of our holiday was wonderful.

We knew what to expect from Kapani and Kakuli from our previous visits, and we weren't disappointed; in fact, if anything, we'd forgotten just how marvellous a place Kakuli is. At both lodges, the Norman Carr staff - especially the guides - are an inspiring lot!

We are delighted we 'took the plunge' and went in the rainy season. As foreseen, the bird viewing was extraordinary, but the big game viewing was equally fruitful and - on occasions - dramatic.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kapani Lodge, Zambia
13-Mar-2010 review: A lovely start to our trip at Kapani Lodge
ExcellentExcellent
Kakuli Bushcamp, Zambia
16-Mar-2010 review: We loved Kakuli
ExcellentExcellent
Kapani Lodge, Zambia
19-Mar-2010 review: Return to Kapani for our last night
ExcellentExcellent

An overwhelming and life changing experience

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 14-Jul-2008 and 31-Jul-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Our itinerary was very well judged by you, given our tastes and interests, and the order of visiting parks ideal. We loved North Kafue for the wide open spaces, hippo, antelope and especially birds. We didn't see big game there - except zebra and a couple of elephants - and it may be that clients with narrower tastes and interests than us would not appreciate the region as much as we did (there were some US clients at Shumba who said they were bored!). Of course, visitors at this time of year need to take the prospect of low temperatures seriously.

This was truly a holiday of a lifetime, and we are very grateful to Expert Africa for helping to make it so. We hope to go again in future, and in the meantime will not be hesitating to recommend you to our friends.

We were sceptical whether we could cope with the low luggage allowance. We didn't need to be; we survived easily on 15 kilos between us, and didn't wear some bits! You could emphasise this aspect even more strongly in your notes (but also stress the need for warm clothes at this time of year).

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Lunga River Lodge, Zambia (this camp has since closed)
15-Jul-2008 review: Fear of water dispelled at Lunga
ExcellentExcellent
Shumba Camp, Zambia
17-Jul-2008 review: Luxury in the Wilds at Shumba Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Kapani Lodge, Zambia
20-Jul-2008 review: A great basecamp in South Luangwa
ExcellentExcellent
Nsolo Bushcamp, Zambia
22-Jul-2008 review: Riverbed dining at Nsolo
ExcellentExcellent
Kakuli Bushcamp, Zambia
24-Jul-2008 review: Close encounters of the carnivore kind
ExcellentExcellent
Tongabezi, Zambia
26-Jul-2008 review: Ultimate luxury near Victoria Falls
ExcellentExcellent