Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs B - London


Zambia and Malawi were a great combination

On this trip, I visited Malawi & Zambia between 30-Jun-2012 and 13-Jul-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

A fabulous trip. Zambia is a great safari destination and Lake Malawi the perfect spot for R&R afterwards.

Expert Africa were superb in their efforts to make the trip as best as it could be for us. We heartily recommend them.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Chiawa Camp, Zambia
30-Jun-2012 review: Excellent camp on the banks of the Zambezi
ExcellentExcellent
Kaingo Camp, Zambia
3-Jul-2012 review: Comfortable camp overlooking the Luangwa
ExcellentExcellent
Tafika, Zambia
6-Jul-2012 review: Our favourite Zambian camp
ExcellentExcellent
Kaya Mawa, Malawi
9-Jul-2012 review: Island paradise on Lake Malawi
ExcellentExcellent

Superb Safari Experience

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 22-May-2010 and 3-Jun-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Expert Africa's arrangements all went perfectly. The camps we visited at their suggestion were all very good and we'd happily recommend all of them.

We would like to thank Lucy in particular. We were affected by the BA strike and though we had booked our flights independantly, Lucy was quick to assist us with reserving SAA flights as an alternative, should they be required; she also did some last minute research on camps in Maun, with the associated flight changes, in case we needed to bring our trip forward due to the strike.

Everything went smoothly, each camp knew when we were due to move on and informed us of flight times and our guides were always waiting for us at the airstrips. It was professional and reassuring.

As a holiday, it exceeded our expectations. We had limited experience of safari from a trip to Namibia two years earlier. In Botswana, we loved how we quickly felt at home at the camps and we lost track of the days. Each day was so full that something that we saw the morning before felt like days ago and by the time we left each camp (particularly the Kwando concessions) we felt like we'd been there a week and become part of the furniture.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No - everything worked well except issues with our e-mails being rejected as junk.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Lebala Camp, Botswana
22-May-2010 review: Lebala Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Xakanaxa, Botswana
25-May-2010 review: Xakanaxa review
GoodGood
Kwara Camp, Botswana
28-May-2010 review: Kwara Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Private Mobile Camp, Botswana (this camp has since closed)
31-May-2010 review: Santantadibe Mobile Camp review
GoodGood