Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs M from Weymouth


Trip of a lifetime

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia & Zimbabwe between 24-Jun-2019 and 7-Aug-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We have been to Africa before with Expert Africa and we knew what we wanted to see this time.

We then spent a long time with Richard Trillo and his team discussing options and then left it to him to put together an extended trip to hopefully tick all the boxes on our wish list.

ALL BOXES TICKED, this was a fantastic journey through 5 African countries, we have seen and experienced so much, so a VERY BIG THANK YOU to Expert Africa for arranging this for us.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No, just carry on doing what you're doing now - it would be very hard to improve what you're already doing so well.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Tau Pan Camp, Botswana
25-Jun-2019 review: Great place to start our trip
ExcellentExcellent
Splash Camp, Botswana
27-Jun-2019 review: New camp, great rooms - very comfortable
ExcellentExcellent
Waterberry Zambezi Lodge, Zambia
30-Jun-2019 review: A haven of peace and tranquility
ExcellentExcellent
Chongwe River Camp, Zambia
1-Jul-2019 review: Wonderful views of the river and hills beyond
ExcellentExcellent
Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe
5-Jul-2019 review: Colonial style but bedrooms were dated
GoodGood
Camp Hwange, Zimbabwe
6-Jul-2019 review: Great camp for wildlife
ExcellentExcellent
Amalinda Lodge, Zimbabwe
9-Jul-2019 review: Fantastic location, amazing rooms in rocks
ExcellentExcellent
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
11-Jul-2019 review: Peaceful haven in busy Victoria Falls
ExcellentExcellent
Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport, Kenya
14-Jul-2019 review: Massive security checks to get in hotel
ExcellentExcellent
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Tanzania
15-Jul-2019 review: Wonderful views when the mist clears
ExcellentExcellent
Olakira, Tanzania
18-Jul-2019 review: Olakira review
ExcellentExcellent
Rekero, Kenya
21-Jul-2019 review: Another wildebeest migration river crossing
ExcellentExcellent
Kicheche Valley, Kenya
24-Jul-2019 review: Great location, good views of game from camp
ExcellentExcellent
Lewa Wilderness, Kenya
27-Jul-2019 review: Amazing camp, fantastic view from room
ExcellentExcellent
Diani Blue, Kenya
30-Jul-2019 review: Right on the beach - great location
ExcellentExcellent
The Emakoko, Kenya
5-Aug-2019 review: Amazing to be so close to Nairobi
ExcellentExcellent
Excursion Overall rating
Safari in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
16-Jul-2019 review: Truely amazing place, wonderful game viewing
ExcellentExcellent

My Nov 2012 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia & South Africa between 6-Nov-2012 and 28-Nov-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

WONDERFUL. A really great holiday over three weeks, NWR will not spoil it, a blip on the trip.

We would recommend a larger car than a Toyota Aygo, even though everyone said it could and indeed it did see us through the journey, a 4X4 with higher ground clearance and sand road capability would have been very desirable. With a small car, we were scraping gravel a lot of the time.

Cape Town, Primi Royal Boutique at Camps Bay, highly recommended as an option.

We stayed at some lovely locations and met some wonderful people as chosen by Expert Africa, thank you and well done.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

None, you're doing a great job, keep at it.

Feedback response

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I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Own arrangements SA
7-Nov-2012 review: 4 days in Cape Town
ExcellentExcellent
Ndedema Lodge, South Africa
11-Nov-2012 review: 2 nights at Ndedema Lodge
ExcellentExcellent
Annie's Cottage, South Africa
13-Nov-2012 review: Annie's Cottage - 1 night
ExcellentExcellent
Canyon Lodge, Namibia
14-Nov-2012 review: Canon Lodge - 2 nights
ExcellentExcellent
Sinclair Guest Farm, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
16-Nov-2012 review: Sinclair Guest Farm - great family dog
ExcellentExcellent
Desert Homestead, Namibia
17-Nov-2012 review: Desert Homestead for Sossusvlei dunes
ExcellentExcellent
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
19-Nov-2012 review: Beethoven - good meet and greet dog
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
21-Nov-2012 review: The Baboons at Erongo Wilderness
ExcellentExcellent
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
22-Nov-2012 review: Okaukuejo - good game viewing - poor camp
PoorPoor
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
25-Nov-2012 review: Okonjima - our favourite camp
ExcellentExcellent
Own arrangements
27-Nov-2012 review: Kalahari Sands Hotel, Windhoek
ExcellentExcellent
Excursion Overall rating
Coast and Sandwich Harbour, Namibia
20-Nov-2012 review: Wildlife galore with TurnstoneTours
ExcellentExcellent