Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs L from Ilkley


Excellent Zambia Trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 8-Jul-2015 and 19-Jul-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Claire at Expert Africa once again helped us make the arrangements for our trip and as usual everything was 'spot on'. We continue to be very impressed by the level of service that Expert Africa consistently provides to travellers.

We were particularly impressed with the service provided by Tours Africa who met us at Lusaka Airport and provided road transfers to and from our first hotel to the airport. They were always very punctual and were extremely helpful to us, going above and beyond the usual to re-connect us with our lost luggage and guiding us through immigration and passport control.

Tafika remains our favourite camp in South Luangwa. This area of South Luangwa is stunningly beautiful and very special. The Remote Africa Safari's team are very good at sharing this special place, everything is well organised and managed and they always leave you just desperate to return! We were particularly touched by the efforts that the whole team went to, to provide us with a special sundowner (champagne and the works!) to mark a special birthday and recent retirement.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We can't think of anything that would improve things, the service is about as good as it gets.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Latitude 15, Zambia
9-Jul-2015 review: Great place to stay in Lusaka
ExcellentExcellent
Tafika, Zambia
10-Jul-2015 review: Our favourite camp in South Luangwa
ExcellentExcellent

My Jul 2014 trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 8-Jul-2014 and 21-Jul-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We only wish it could have been longer! Time seemed to fly by. Marks out of 10 for the whole trip - 11!

We would be hard pressed to suggest improvements on an already excellent service.

We would be hard pressed to suggest improvements on an already excellent service.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Chaminuka, Zambia
9-Jul-2014 review: Chaminuka review
AverageAverage
Tafika, Zambia
11-Jul-2014 review: Tafika review
ExcellentExcellent
Mwaleshi Camp, Zambia
16-Jul-2014 review: Mwaleshi Camp review
ExcellentExcellent

Our May 2012 Zambia Trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 23-May-2012 and 4-Jun-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had a great trip.

In the future we think we would spend less time travelling to different places but rather spend more time in certain localities. It all goes so quickly that time spent travelling between places feels like lost time.

This trip certainly confirms for us that we much prefer being in owner led, authentic, well managed, unpretentious lodges or camps like Tafika. We would certainly want to spend more time their on our next visit, there was so much to do and it would be good to do it at a more leisurely pace.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We feel that Expert Africa is as good as it can possibly be, we have always been extremely satisfied with your service and would not wish to use any other company to help us with our trips to Africa.

The level of knowledge processed by the team is second to none and is borne out of first hand experience which is invaluable.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Tafika, Zambia
24-May-2012 review: Fantastic Tafika
ExcellentExcellent
Royal Livingstone Hotel, Zambia
28-May-2012 review: Colonial Royal Livinstone
GoodGood
Chiawa Camp, Zambia
31-May-2012 review: Chiawa Camp review
GoodGood