Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs H - Middlesex


Wonderful trip

On this trip, I visited Malawi between 19-Jul-2014 and 1-Aug-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Overall, we had an excellent holiday with beautiful, luxurious lodges, great settings and excellent staff. we enjoyed the varied experience, very efficient transfers, with everyone friendly and willing to help. We particularly enjoyed being able to customize our stopping points during transfers which gave us a broader view of Malawi and its friendly people.

We'd like to thank everyone for making our trip so enjoyable.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Tongole Wilderness Lodge, Malawi
20-Jul-2014 review: Beautiful, peaceful, great for relaxing
ExcellentExcellent
Pumulani, Malawi
24-Jul-2014 review: Great lake setting and activities
ExcellentExcellent
Mkulumadzi Lodge, Malawi
28-Jul-2014 review: Wonderful lodge and food, great game drives
ExcellentExcellent

Our holiday in Namibia

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 17-Jul-2011 and 2-Aug-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had a wonderful, truly memorable trip. All the accommodation was great, food really enjoyable and activities excellent. We saw and did lots of really interesting things eg kayaking to see the seals, climbing a dune, seeing game, walking trips. One fantastic highlight was sitting at a very quiet waterhole in Etosha, deciding we were about to leave, and then seeing 37 elephants, adults and children, coming in one group, with the matriarch at the back checking on them all! Also, wonderful, spectacular scenery and the sense of space and of people having lived here for so many centuries.

For us, the distances were easy to drive but made for quite long days. Also, we would have liked to meet a few more local people to hear about the country and their experience first hand.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

None. thanks very much for organizing a great trip.


I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Elegant Guesthouse, Namibia
18-Jul-2011 review: The Elegant Guesthouse review
ExcellentExcellent
Bullsport Guest Farm, Namibia
19-Jul-2011 review: Bullsport Guest Farm review
ExcellentExcellent
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
21-Jul-2011 review: Kulala Desert Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
23-Jul-2011 review: Cornerstone Guesthouse review
ExcellentExcellent
Doro Nawas, Namibia
25-Jul-2011 review: Doro Nawas review
ExcellentExcellent
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
27-Jul-2011 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
GoodGood
Halali Camp, Namibia
29-Jul-2011 review: Halali Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
31-Jul-2011 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent

Wonderful, memorable trip

On this trip, I visited Rwanda between 28-May-2010 and 5-Jun-2010 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had a wonderful, memorable holiday with lots of interest in truly beautiful surroundings. We received a really friendly welcome wherever we went. Our holdiday was really made by our driver/guide, Johnson, from Primate Safaris, who drove safely, worked incredibly hard, was friendly, informative and always went out of his way to do things for us.

We were also very moved by the history of the place and individual stories from local people. The gorilla trekking was fantastic and the trip to the Akagera park magical.

We had such great fun as a family and with Johnson and local people we met, felt part of a bigger family for a short time. Would love to return.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Re trip - It might be useful to stress that getting money and small change was tricky (ATMs not working at all in Kigali or elsewhere and getting money from a bank took about an hour!). Also, to maybe advise people that tipping is widely expected and people need to budget for this and try to get small denominations of notes. We found dollars are far more usable where we were than euros.

maybe have a 'very good' category for this form as sometimes it was difficult to choose between good and excellent.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Hotel des Mille Collines, Rwanda
30-May-2010 review: Comfortable hotel, great restaurant
ExcellentExcellent
Gorilla Mountain View Lodge, Rwanda
1-Jun-2010 review: Wonderful views, great food and staff
ExcellentExcellent