Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs B from Dersingham
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
Mwamba and Kaingo - June 2018
Zambia between 9 Jun 2018 and 19 Jun 2018
The very recent addition of electric battery charging points in each chalet at Mwamba was a welcome touch. This is worth mentioning to future travelers as it means that there is no longer a need to try to conserve camera battery life when staying there for a few days."
"Mwamba - rustic but not roughing it!"
"Kaingo - a touch of luxury"
Another great trip with Expert Africa
Zambia between 20 Aug 2017 and 30 Aug 2017
We did find the 30-hour journeys between the UK and Zambia more tiring than when there was a direct flight from Heathrow to Lusaka. We might consider an overnight stay, or an airline class upgrade on the night-time leg of the journey, should we decide on a repeat visit.
Our booking experience through Amanda was easy. She quickly grasped what our requirements were. As before with Expert Africa staff we were impressed that we were not pushed to do things that we didn't want. Amanda kept us up to date with progress regularly and very promptly via email.
Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
It was very good to be met by a Tours Africa representative at Lusaka airport. He had our names on a board, and collected our luggage while we obtained our visas. We weren't 100% sure that this would happen, as your 'Notes for travellers to Zambia' booklet says on page 11 "they'll normally meet you". First time travellers would find the meeting service very helpful, and the knowledge that it would actually happen very re-assuring."
"Too short a time at Tafika"
Chikoko Tree Camp
"Walking into a totally different experience"
"Our return to a new look Kaingo"
South Luangwa re-visited
Zambia between 18 Sep 2013 and 30 Sep 2013
Of course we saw many of the same animals as before, but every encounter is different, and we now have even more precious memories and photographs."
Arranged By Claire Scott
"Our second wonderful stay at Tafika"
"A fitting finale"
Safari in South Luangwa
Zambia between 14 Sep 2011 and 26 Sep 2011
Unfortunately there was one event that could have spoilt our holiday had we not been fairly seasoned travellers who do not easliy panic. On arrival at Lusaka we discovered that our names were not on the Proflight list for the flight to Mfuwe, and it was full. The existence of our Expert Africa voucher for the flight proved totally worthless. Fortunatey we were assisted by staff from Tours Africa, who tried to contact Expert Africa for us but it was before office hours in the UK, and Chris McIntyre's phone was on voicemail.
They then contacted Heather at Tafika, and she sorted out an eTicket for the midday flight. All this meant we lost a morning hanging around at Lusaka airport, when we were expecting to be travelling out to the Luangwa valley. When we did arrive at Mfuwe we were met by a driver who had had to make an extra round trip to pick us up when he should have been on his way to one of the Tafika bushcamps. So our arrival at Tafika was all very rushed in the end, and not at all the relaxing start to a holiday that had been planned.
We would point out that Heather also checked our return Proflight flight, and passed on an eTicket (booked by Claire Scott), as there was no booking for that either. She also checked with Shentons that they were expecting us. Considering that this holiday was booked in early February this experience was very disappointing."
Arranged By Lucy Copson
"Tafika - our first experience of Zambia"
"Kaingo = can do"