Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs H from Northwood


Serengeti Infinity

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 25-Feb-2019 and 11-Mar-2019 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

The four of us have now done several safaris and always enjoy that special experience. Expert Africa are generally a big part of the process and have always delivered. The camps they direct us towards are always of the highest standard.

The brief this time was to experience the calving of the Wildebeest and to see some cats. These boxes were both ticked. I am a keen photographer and would offer this observation. The plains of the Southern Serengeti are so vast that the majority of the time, no matter what lens, my focal point was generally 'infinity'. We have been able to have more intimate sightings in other places.

The trip taught us to never take things for granted. One becomes so use to regular sightings of Elephant in Africa that the paucity on this trip was a surprise and slightly disappointing. I would be interested to know if this was just a seasonal thing or indicative of the areas visited. A definitive answer wasn't really forthcoming at either camp.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olakira, Tanzania
25-Feb-2019 review: Wildebeest Calving in Ndutu
ExcellentExcellent
Namiri Plains Camp, Tanzania
28-Feb-2019 review: Privacy on the Plains
ExcellentExcellent
Ras Kutani, Tanzania
4-Mar-2019 review: The perfect wind down after safari
ExcellentExcellent

The Plains of Botswana

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 6-Nov-2014 and 18-Nov-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

The scenic quality of the Duba and Vumbura Plains make for exceptional photographic opportunities. Lion were in abundance as were buffalo, red lechwe and elephant. Sadly leopard and cheetah proved elusive this time round.

Everything was seamlessly put together by Expert Africa and all our requests taken care of. It is debatable whether the short two night break in Maun is necessary. So much of the journey has been accomplished by the time you make it to Maun you may as well do the last leg and get stuck into the main course.

Many thanks HUGH & CAROLE

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I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Royal Tree Lodge, Botswana
7-Nov-2014 review: A starter to the main course
GoodGood
Duba Plains Camp, Botswana
9-Nov-2014 review: Nothing plain about Duba
ExcellentExcellent
Little Vumbura, Botswana
13-Nov-2014 review: Little Vumbura, big heart.
ExcellentExcellent

My Sep 2011 trip

On this trip, I visited Zimbabwe between 30-Sep-2011 and 12-Oct-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

AverageAverage

As covered on previous pages

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
30-Sep-2011 review: Lovely Ilala Lodge
GoodGood
Somalisa Camp, Zimbabwe
3-Oct-2011 review: So So Somalisa
GoodGood
Kanga Bush Camp, Zimbabwe
7-Oct-2011 review: Kwality Kanga Kamp
GoodGood