Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr W & Ms W from Worcs


On this trip, I visited Zambia & Zimbabwe between 17-Aug-2011 and 31-Aug-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Robin Pope Safaris run a very very good operation and they set the standards of exellence without ever feeling the need to shout about it or shove it in one's face. We asked to go 'back stage' at Tena Tena and found a whole city of people working on our behalf - all smiling and just as happy as front of house. RPS deserve great credit for not jumping on the bandwagon and charging a single room supplement to the many people who choose (or have no choice) to travel independently.

The guiding and game viewing were excellent and it was so nice to enjoy the company of wildlife without, in most instances, anyone else around to spoil the perfect experience.

South Luangwa is a very beautiful place with a surprisingly varied landscape. It is a great destination for those who really want to appreciate an African safari rather than simply ticking the boxes and going back home.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Although we recieved a large bundle of vouchers, these were only required in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe is a much better place to view Victoria Falls during the dry season and it really should be suggested as an option when putting together itineraries for visits to Zambia .

We recommend pre booking some activities at the Falls. We did this for the Flight of Angels but not for the sunset cruise and we only managed to get on one of the smaller more exclusive boats owing to a last minute cancellation. There is no point in going all that way to be disappointed

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Nkwali, Zambia
18-Aug-2011 review: Nkwali review
Kawaza Village, Zambia
20-Aug-2011 review: Kawaza Village review
Tena Tena, Zambia
21-Aug-2011 review: Tena Tena review
Robin Pope Safaris bush-camp, Zambia
24-Aug-2011 review: Robin Pope Safaris bush-camp review
Nsefu, Zambia
26-Aug-2011 review: Nsefu review
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
29-Aug-2011 review: Ilala Lodge review