Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr and Mrs G - Herts


Thanks for another great trip

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 10-Sep-2014 and 28-Sep-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We have done so many safaris we have lost count and we thought this trip would just be a fill in. Far from it! There was a lovely balance between the Selous and Ruaha camps and the variety of game was superb.

The variety of activities was less than we hoped as there are no park rangers in the camps (Apart from Kitchaka) to act as guards for walks and no night drives. However in all the camps we had a very personal service and guides who were with you throughout your stay. That and excellent beach relax are two advantages over Zambia.

Thank you James for your excellent choice of camps and for such a smooth running trip. Our appetite is still not satiated, Zambia still has that edge for us and we hope return in the not too distant future.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Southern Sun Dar, Tanzania
11-Sep-2014 review: Better than expected for essential overnight
ExcellentExcellent
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
12-Sep-2014 review: More like a good lodge with tents
GoodGood
Kwihala Camp, Tanzania
16-Sep-2014 review: First class camp with limited activities
GoodGood
Kichaka Expeditions, Tanzania
20-Sep-2014 review: Guenuine old style bush experience
GoodGood
Unguja Lodge, Zanzibar
23-Sep-2014 review: Peaceful stylish retreat in unspoilt Zanzibar
ExcellentExcellent

Brilliant trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 9-Aug-2013 and 22-Aug-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

It all went so well and we saw so much.

We have been enough times to know game sightings are not guaranteed but we saw more than ever before . The guiding all the way round was knowledgeable, tailored very much to our experience , enthusiastic and must have contributed to what we saw. Zambia just seem to have it right.

Walking is our passion and there did seem less on offer than before . Getting a game guard seemed to be a bit of a problem at times but nevertheless we always managed to go when we wanted.

Loved the camps. Can't wait till the next time!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kaingo Camp, Zambia
10-Aug-2013 review: Entering the luxurious category?
ExcellentExcellent
Mwamba Bushcamp, Zambia
12-Aug-2013 review: Great guiding/cats galore-- staff on leave ?
ExcellentExcellent
Old Mondoro Bushcamp, Zambia
16-Aug-2013 review: Can it get any better?
ExcellentExcellent
Chongwe River Camp, Zambia
20-Aug-2013 review: Very pleasant and well run
ExcellentExcellent