Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms C and Ms B - London


Best guiding in the world

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 22-Jul-2011 and 1-Aug-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had the most marvellous trip. It was particularly nice to see that Nkwali and Tena Tena are managed by highly professional and courteous local staff. (Last year in Tanzania, the management was white imported and the staff local) Robin Pope lived up to their reputation of having superlative guides. The skills and knowledge of Victor and Julius were incredible. Every animal, every bird, every tree, they knew it all - add to that brilliant customer service, first aid and vehicle maintenance (Not used) and being able to mix a very decent gin and tonic. What more could you ask for.

The food would have done a good class London restaurant proud. The accommodation was roomy, comfortable, in fact just luxurious.
Absolutely First Class in every respect

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I cannot think of any improvements - how rare it is to say that,
Just got to decide where next!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Nkwali, Zambia
23-Jul-2011 review: Nkwali review
ExcellentExcellent
Tena Tena, Zambia
27-Jul-2011 review: Tena Tena review
ExcellentExcellent
Pioneer Camp, Zambia
31-Jul-2011 review: Pioneer Camp review
GoodGood

Genuinely the holiday of a lifetime

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 7-Aug-2010 and 20-Aug-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

I had such high hopes of this trip, I've spent all my life wanting to go on safari. In every measure it lived up to my hopes - and exceeded them.

I cannot wait to visit Africa again, and will certainly do so with Expert Africa.

You were super helpful in helping with planning and guidance and it all worked so well.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We only had one glitch, and it was very small. When we arrived back at Dar airport from Selous Impala, our driver was not there to meet us. It turned out that he was waiting at Terminal 2 and we were at Terminal 1. We managed to find out the phone number and borrow a phone and all was sorted out.
If the telephone number of the transfer company, Kearsley, had been on the form somewhere, this would have helped. But this is only the smallest quibble in what was a most wonderful holiday.

I'm running out of superlatives!

Thank you Eleanor and your team

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Lake Manze Adventure Camp, Tanzania
8-Aug-2010 review: Lake Manze Tented Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Mdonya Old River Camp, Tanzania
12-Aug-2010 review: Mdonya Old River Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
16-Aug-2010 review: Selous Impala Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Southern Sun Dar, Tanzania
19-Aug-2010 review: Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review
GoodGood