Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs W - Chipstead


My October 2014 trip

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 5-Oct-2014 and 18-Oct-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Full marks again to Expert Africa, with whom we've travelled many times. We wanted to visit a less travelled part of Africa and the Selous fulfilled all our hopes. Our four accommodation locations were all satisfyingly different. What more can one say?

Sorry Angela is no longer with EA to receive our thanks for her wise and helpful advice.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Lake Manze Adventure Camp, Tanzania
6-Oct-2014 review: Lake Manze Adventure Camp review
GoodGood
Sand Rivers Camp, Tanzania
9-Oct-2014 review: Sand Rivers Camp review
GoodGood
Emerson Spice, Zanzibar
12-Oct-2014 review: Emerson Spice review
GoodGood
Unguja Lodge, Zanzibar
15-Oct-2014 review: Unguja Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent

Cape Visit

On this trip, I visited South Africa between 5-Sep-2010 and 26-Sep-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

GoodGood

Overall, we enjoyed it. However, the main reason for our visit - earlier in the year than we would otherwise have chosen - was our long-standing desire to view the vivid 'carpets' of spring flowers for which Namaqualand is so famous. This year there were none - according to local experts, the worst year for a decade. So this was a disappointment and meant that we drove a huge distance - to Springbok and back - for very little purpose. Of course, no-one can be blamed for that.

Our second disappointment was Constantia Uitsig and I have tried to explain why in my comments above. I'd be interested to know what your other clients think about this place.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Vineyard Hotel , South Africa
6-Sep-2010 review: Vineyard Hotel and Spa review
GoodGood
Ndedema Lodge, South Africa
7-Sep-2010 review: Ndedema Lodge review
AverageAverage
Annie's Cottage, South Africa
10-Sep-2010 review: Annie's Cottage review
AverageAverage
Farmhouse Hotel, South Africa
13-Sep-2010 review: Farmhouse Hotel review
AverageAverage
Ocean Eleven, South Africa
16-Sep-2010 review: Ocean Eleven review
GoodGood
Constantia Uitsig, South Africa
19-Sep-2010 review: Constantia Uitsig review
PoorPoor

My Oct 2008 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 8-Oct-2008 and 31-Oct-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Excellent, apart from Sossus Dune Lodge. The distance between the airport and Erongo was a bit much, we thought, after an overnight flight, but Tracy tells me that there is nowhere suitable to stay in between.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
9-Oct-2008 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review
GoodGood
Halali Camp, Namibia
11-Oct-2008 review: Halali Restcamp review
GoodGood
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
13-Oct-2008 review: Okaukuejo Restcamp review
GoodGood
Etendeka Mountain Camp, Namibia
15-Oct-2008 review: Etendeka Mountain Camp review
GoodGood
Doro Nawas, Namibia
18-Oct-2008 review: Doro Nawas review
GoodGood
Eberwein Hotel, Namibia
20-Oct-2008 review: Eberwein Hotel review
ExcellentExcellent
Sossus Dune Lodge, Namibia
23-Oct-2008 review: Sossus Dune Lodge review
PoorPoor
Zebra River Lodge, Namibia
25-Oct-2008 review: Zebra River Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Eningu Clayhouse, Namibia
28-Oct-2008 review: Eningu Clayhouse review
GoodGood