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Travel reviews by Ms L from Eltham

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

3

Excursions taken

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Zambia safari

Zambia between 8 Sep 2007 and 15 Sep 2007

Trip rating: Excellent
"The overall trip was fantastic.

I have travelled to Africa previously but this was the first time for my friend.

The South Luangwa River Lodge was a great option for someone visiting for the first time."

Luangwa River Camp

Luangwa River Camp

"Excellent safari at Luangwa River Lodge"

3 nights Arrived 9 Sep 2007
"In summary, the service, guiding, room and food at Luangwa River Lodge were all excellent.

Although outside the park, the lodge is just across the river (you drive or boat across) and we were usually one of the first in that area of the park. Guiding was excellent and meals were flexible enough that we could stay out if we had found something of interest.

Efficient meet and greet at Mfuwe airport.
Sean explained how everything operated at the lodge as well as explaining everything in our room
The rooms are beautiful, well appointed and comfortable.
Toiletries, insect repellent, insect killer, hairdryer are provided
Good supply of hot water
The toilet feels a little 'public' as it was quite close to the bed in our room
Although there are lot of vehicles in this part of the park, our guide was excellent and we spent most of the time away from other cars
Well organised sundowners with substantial snacks
Excellent guiding – one guide for the whole of our stay who got to know us and our interests
Suggest that the lodge explains rules of game viewing to new safari goers (ie no mobile phones to be used during game drives!)
Bushwalks available although we didn't participate as our stay was too short
Security was very good, watchmen were always available to take us to and from our room when elephants were in camp. We did not have to wait.
Food and service was excellent and the lodge catered well for a vegetarian.
Efficient and flexible transfer to the next lodge."
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Kaingo Camp

Kaingo Camp

"Great safari at Kaing Camp"

3 nights Arrived 11 Sep 2007
"We were met by a Steph who explained how everything operated and showed us our room

Rooms were well appointed with ample hot water. Food and service was very good. Friendly and very helpful staff.

The operation at Kaingo is in general very well organised but we did feel a bit too organised sometimes.

We were disappointed to find that we couldn't choose our midday activity each day. The activity appeared to be chosen by what other long stay guests wanted or had already done. We therefore only managed to see the hippo hide once.

Brunch and breakfast can be a bit formal as you have to wait all cars to return.

Guides were very good but we would have preferred to keep one guide for our stay who could have got to know what we had seen.

We did feel as though the long stay guests were in control of where we went and what we saw. In hindsight we should have been more vocal as I think the more experienced guests realised how to deal with the system at Kaingo.

I spent a night in the elephant hide alone and it was a fantastic experienced, very well organised and well thought through.

Efficient and flexible transfer to the airport but as we were leaving early we missed breakfast. There was mention of providing us with sandwiches but nothing materialised.

Overall, it is a fantastic camp in a great setting but when there are long stay experienced guests it can feel that you are joining their safari."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Avani Victoria Falls

Avani Victoria Falls

"Good tourist hotel with excellent location"

1 night Arrived 14 Sep 2007
"We found the dancers at reception a bit OTT
Exellent rooms with very good facilities
Hotel has good facilities
Friendly staff
Lots of staff at the hotel but quantity didn't always equate to quality
Good business centre - useful for checking-in on-line
Excellent buffet breakfast but lunch was a bit grim"
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Average
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Average
Facilities
Good

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