Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs G from London


We experienced far more than expected.

On this trip, I visited Kenya & Tanzania between 28-Aug-2014 and 7-Sep-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Everything organised by Expert Africa went smoothly but for the chaos of Arusha airport! The internal flights were "unpredicatable" in timing and carrier. Some had unexpected stops to pick up other passengers. This did not matter too much.

Unfortunately the flight from Seronera to kilamanjaro entailed a change of planes in Arusha. Our voucher did not tell us this, nor mentioned the carrier and no one seemed to know when the onward flight was expected to leave. As usual in Africa, all worked out well but worrying time wondering if we and our luggage would be reunited and arrive in Kilamanjaro on the same flight!

Nairobi airport is a disaster and I would suggest you warn future clients (even people like us who fixed this aspect of their travel themselves) to avoid Nairobi.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ole-Sereni, Kenya
29-Aug-2014 review: We only went there to sleep for a few hours
GoodGood
Rhino Lodge, Tanzania
30-Aug-2014 review: Basic but good value and excellent position
GoodGood
Olakira Mara - Ndutu Camp, Tanzania
1-Sep-2014 review: Excellent
ExcellentExcellent
Dunia Camp, Tanzania
5-Sep-2014 review: Less exciting than Olikira
GoodGood

A great time to visit Botswana

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 17-Oct-2010 and 27-Oct-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had no previous experience of Botswana and Expert Africa spent considerable time advising us on a suitable selection and variety of camps. We were delighted with the variation of experience in the dry area around Chitabe, the delta at Kwetsani and the Linyanti swamps at Dumatau.

Before our trip we poorly understood that rains in Botswana were out of sync with the floods coming from Angola several months later.

The dry season was a great time to see the game, concentrated around the remaining floods in the delta and in Linyanti swamps.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Everything was superb and we will recommend Botswana and Expert Africa to all or friends. We plan to return next year.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Safari Club SA
17-Oct-2010 review: First experience in Botswana
ExcellentExcellent
Chitabe Lediba, Botswana
18-Oct-2010 review: Marvellous game at Chitabe
ExcellentExcellent
Kwetsani Camp, Botswana
21-Oct-2010 review: Early concerns unfounded at Kwetsani
ExcellentExcellent
DumaTau Camp, Botswana
24-Oct-2010 review: Amazing tracker ar Dumatau
ExcellentExcellent