Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs W from Toronto

My Aug 2012 trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia & Zimbabwe between 25-Aug-2012 and 8-Sep-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Trip was extremely well put together. Claire was very efficient and could not have been more helpful.

We had an issue with the transfer from Kaingo to Rukomechi. With hindsight had we realized it would take over 11 hours we would have probably made a different decision about the combination of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Secondly, there was a mix-up between Executive Air (Safari Logistics) and the booking for the transfer from Mana Pools Airstrip to Hwange. The plane arrived at 11:00 AM, which was his scheduled arrival according to his sheet but was an hour before we were expected to be picked up. Luckily the pilot waited for us and the two other passengers. We arrived at Hwange Airport at 2:15pm and there was no vehicle there from Camp Hwange. Again the pilot waited as he did not want to leave us at a closed airport building with no means of contacting the Camp. Finally a vehicle arrived at 3:15 pm.(the driver said he had been told to arrive for 3:30pm). The pilot Janade Krarim left with the other two passengers bound for Victoria Falls. Without the kindness of the pilot we could have been stranded.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kaingo Camp, Zambia
25-Aug-2012 review: Hide Heaven
Ruckomechi Camp, Zimbabwe
28-Aug-2012 review: Comfortable Camp - good for first timers
Stretch Ferreira Safaris Camp, Zimbabwe
30-Aug-2012 review: Fantastic Experience
Camp Hwange, Zimbabwe
2-Sep-2012 review: New Camp - Lots of Potential
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
6-Sep-2012 review: Convenient and Comfortable