Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs C - Surrey


Trip to Selous and Ruaha September 2015

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 16-Sep-2015 and 25-Sep-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had a fantastic holiday. Both camps were very good in their own ways. The whole trip ran very smoothly apart from comments below.

We will definitely use Expert Africa again.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Dar Es Salaam airport is chaotic. It is very hot and it is not clear where to go. We did not realise we had to fill in departure forms and had to go back to the end of the queue. Perhaps Africa travel should advise people of this form and process to get through this airport.

My wife felt quite faint with the heat and jostling crowds. It took more than an hour to get through past all the passport control and security points. Perhaps we should have been warned of this.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
17-Sep-2015 review: Excellent Guiding and Service at Impala Camp
GoodGood
Kigelia Camp, Tanzania
21-Sep-2015 review: Great Bush Experience at Kigelia CAmp
ExcellentExcellent

South Luangwa with Norman Carr Safaris

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 20-Jun-2012 and 2-Jul-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

GoodGood

Accommodation was good or excellent. Staff were attentive, cheerful and helpful. It was a truly memorable holiday

There was a lack of game in general which detracted from an otherwise excellent safari.

We were told there was a 14 day menu but we had same dinner on consecutive nights on two occasions which was disappointing. On one occasion the menu should have been fish and I suspect as my wife does not like fish the next days menu was prepared ather than making her a different dish. The last night was completely vegetarian, I wonder whether this was because some other guest(s) were vegetarians.

I bought with me two batteries and a charger with me for my camera. The limited time in which batteries could be re-charged during the middle of the day meant I could not leave the camera on during game drives and hence missed photo opportunties as the camera powered up and secondly I had insufficent power to review and delete photos between game drives. The solar power systems appear to be inadequate to service the charging to batteries and the rest of the camp.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

There was not enough emphasis on how sparse the game could be at this time of year by the Expert Africa staff. When we were there the guiding staff had a much more realistic view on what we might see.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kapani Lodge, Zambia
21-Jun-2012 review: Great Wildlife Sitings
ExcellentExcellent
Nsolo Bushcamp, Zambia
23-Jun-2012 review: Great accommodation at Nsolo Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Luwi Bushcamp, Zambia
25-Jun-2012 review: Great Hippo Hide at Luwi Bushcamp
GoodGood
Kakuli Bushcamp, Zambia
27-Jun-2012 review: Best views at Kakuli Bushcamp
ExcellentExcellent
Mchenja Bushcamp, Zambia
29-Jun-2012 review: Best Accommodation & location at Mchenja Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Pioneer Camp, Zambia
1-Jul-2012 review: Pioneer Camp Review
PoorPoor