Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs H from Cardiff


Aug/Sept 2014 - Kgalagadi & Fish Canyon

On this trip, I visited Namibia & South Africa between 21-Aug-2014 and 10-Sep-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

When we booked the trip we had already made our own arrangements for international flights and for 6 nights in three wilderness camps ( Kieliekrankie; Kalahari Tented; Bitterpan) in the Kgalagadi NP. All of the camps offer a great experience but on reflection one night at Bitterpan would be sufficient. Also worth noting that the drive to the camp has one or two dune challenges!

This was our second visit to the park and we thoroughly enjoyed our 12 nights with some great game viewing interspersed with some very quite days!
If in the region the Fish Canyon is well worth a visit for 2/3 nights. We were also very fortunate to arrive back in Springbok to witness the flowers which again was highly enjoyable.

Overall a great experience.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Le Must River Residence, South Africa
21-Aug-2014 review: Le Must River Residence review
ExcellentExcellent
Ta Shebube Polentswa, South Africa
28-Aug-2014 review: Ta Shebube Polentswa review
ExcellentExcellent
Gharagab Wilderness Camp, South Africa
31-Aug-2014 review: Gharagab Wilderness Camp review
GoodGood
Mata Mata Rest Camp, South Africa
2-Sep-2014 review: Mata Mata Rest Camp review
AverageAverage
Central Lodge, Namibia
3-Sep-2014 review: Central Lodge review
AverageAverage
Canyon Lodge, Namibia
4-Sep-2014 review: Canyon Lodge review
GoodGood
Annie's Cottage, South Africa
7-Sep-2014 review: Annie's Cottage review
GoodGood
Le Must River Residence, South Africa
9-Sep-2014 review: Le Must River Residence review
ExcellentExcellent

Highly Enjoyable

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 29-Sep-2013 and 14-Oct-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Zambia is a great country to visit and offers a very diverse and great safari experience. The Luangwa valley is a superb park but beware Tsetse flies! We last visited the Lower Zambezi in 2007 and stayed outside the park and did not enjoy the experience so it was great to return and stay at two great camps inside the park.

Old Mondora, Nsefu amd Tafika are all great places to visit.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Tena Tena, Zambia
30-Sep-2013 review: A great start to our safari
GoodGood
Nsefu, Zambia
3-Oct-2013 review: Superb location
GoodGood
Tafika, Zambia
5-Oct-2013 review: Great family, private camp.
GoodGood
Chiawa Camp, Zambia
9-Oct-2013 review: Chiawa offers luxury in the bush!
GoodGood
Old Mondoro Bushcamp, Zambia
12-Oct-2013 review: A great camp
ExcellentExcellent

More than met expectation!

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 13-Oct-2012 and 26-Oct-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Would happily revisit at some point in the future.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
14-Oct-2012 review: Great Location & Expert Guiding
GoodGood
Kwihala Camp, Tanzania
17-Oct-2012 review: Camping in style!
GoodGood
Beho Beho, Tanzania
20-Oct-2012 review: Simply the best.
ExcellentExcellent
Southern Sun Dar, Tanzania
25-Oct-2012 review: Good for a overnight stop.
GoodGood