Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Dr & Mrs T from Kent


Extraordinary safari

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zimbabwe between 21-Sep-2017 and 4-Oct-2017 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Our trip was fantastic. As a our 2nd Botswana safari it outdid our expectations. The camps were great and the food lovely. The wildlife remains superb. It takes a bit longer to find than say the Masai Mara but rewards the effort with really special sightings in a largely pristine natural environment of extreme beauty.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Chitabe Camp, Botswana
22-Sep-2017 review: Amazing luxury at Chitabe Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Xigera, Botswana
25-Sep-2017 review: Xigera was our favourite camp
ExcellentExcellent
Machaba Camp, Botswana
28-Sep-2017 review: A bush experience at Machaba
ExcellentExcellent
Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe
1-Oct-2017 review: Colonial grandeur in a natural spectacle
ExcellentExcellent

Relaxing and interesting holiday

On this trip, I visited South Africa between 25-Nov-2012 and 12-Dec-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We really enjoyed our first trip to S Africa and would really recommend it.

Wonderful scenery and lots to do. We stayed in lovely hotels and had great food and wine. We also saw some of the problems the country has, and learned much more about its recent political evolution and past history. We also enjoyed the wildlife with whales, dolphins, seals and penguins. The Fynbos was really amazing to see with incredible flowers wherever you looked whilst the remnants of indiginous forest were remarkable.

Our abiding memory will be of the kindness and good humour of the people we met, often living in such difficult circumstances surrounded by such affluence; unsettling and inspiring at the same time.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We have travelled twice with you now and been impressed. You get what you pay for. We will be back.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
The Constantia, South Africa
26-Nov-2012 review: Superb. Upgraded to suite.Staff fantastic
ExcellentExcellent
Rusthof Country House, South Africa (this camp has since closed)
1-Dec-2012 review: Nice guest house in centre of Franschoek
AverageAverage
Ocean Eleven, South Africa
3-Dec-2012 review: Fantastic beach house
ExcellentExcellent
Rothman Manor, South Africa
5-Dec-2012 review: Really nice hotel
ExcellentExcellent
Rosenhof Country House, South Africa
6-Dec-2012 review: Magnificent
ExcellentExcellent
Southern Cross Beach House, South Africa
8-Dec-2012 review: Great location right on beach
GoodGood