Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs M from Surrey


My Jul 2014 trip

On this trip, I visited Zimbabwe between 24-Jul-2014 and 5-Aug-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

AverageAverage

Our 7th trip to Africa and the 3rd with Expert Africa. Some real highlights, guides were second-to-none, but overall possibly our least favourite trip. Travelling time and stress to reach Zimbabwe was high (2 hours to get through flight connections at OR Tambo was not fun!). Some special game sightings, but we certainly felt there was less game than in other countries and that poaching was a major and growing problem. If we were to return, I'd want to look at a different route to get there. Having said that the light plane flights between camps were flawless, punctual and fun. I would also say that the trip was not the best value of our trips.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Rhino Safari Camp, Zimbabwe
25-Jul-2014 review: Rhino Safari Camp review
GoodGood
Vundu Camp, Zimbabwe
29-Jul-2014 review: Vundu Camp review
GoodGood
Camp Hwange, Zimbabwe
2-Aug-2014 review: Camp Hwange review
GoodGood

Ruaha & Selous

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 22-Oct-2011 and 30-Oct-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We really enjoyed the trip - Our fourth visit to Africa and we wondered beforehand whether it could match previous trips - It certainly did.

The contrast between the two parks was stunning and the camps, although quite different in style, had the common thread that the guiding was brilliant.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Perhaps more explanation as to why the specific itineraries have been put together - e.g. Grant's Gazelle programme

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Mdonya Old River Camp, Tanzania
23-Oct-2011 review: Mdonya Old River Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
26-Oct-2011 review: Selous Impala Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Southern Sun Dar, Tanzania
29-Oct-2011 review: Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review
ExcellentExcellent

Perakani

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 1-Aug-2009 and 13-Aug-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Fabulous holiday, would recommend to anyone with a sense of adventure and an interest in wildlife. We have some great pictures to keep the memories alive.

Suggestions for improvements:

None, I think the fact that Anna knew the places well was crucial to choosing two of the smaller operators and gave us an exceptional holiday

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Tafika, Zambia
2-Aug-2009 review: Tafika review
ExcellentExcellent
Crocodile Bushcamp, Zambia
5-Aug-2009 review: Crocodile Bushcamp review
ExcellentExcellent
Chikoko Tree Camp, Zambia
7-Aug-2009 review: Chikoko Tree Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Kaingo Camp, Zambia
9-Aug-2009 review: Kaingo Camp review
GoodGood
Mwamba Bushcamp, Zambia
11-Aug-2009 review: Mwamba Bush Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Pioneer Camp, Zambia
13-Aug-2009 review: Pioneer Camp review
AverageAverage