Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs D x 3 - Newport

My Sept 2012 holiday

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 21-Sep-2012 and 1-Oct-2012 and I travelled with 3 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


We did have a great time, but all the little things mentioned before just meant that we had a good time and not a special time which we felt we had when we came back from Tanzania the last time we went on safari (and to be fair I expected for the amount of money we spent). For example in Tanzania the camp manager would sit down with us the evening before and discuss our activities for the next day, the communication was not very good on this holiday, we were not given a choice on drives or told where we were doing except in Nsefu. When we went to go on an alternative route in Tena Tena we had to turn around as the guide said we cannot go that way as they are going there (which was the two French guys).

At Robin's house Helen was given a lot of food she could eat that was especially made, and whilst Polly made an effort at mealtimes, Helen was limited with snacks etc at both Nsefu and Tena Tena, ( I put on weight eating all the cakes etc and she lost weight). But Helen did have sandwiches on the last day from Tena Tena out of rice flour.

The holiday was a 9 or 9.5 out of 10 but so easily could have been a 10 which was the disappointing part for all of us but especially Helen with it being her first safari.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I was very pleased with the service we received from both Maruska and you as a company, I would certainly recommend you and would be keen to book with you again.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Robin's House, Zambia
22-Sep-2012 review: Robin's house review
Nsefu, Zambia
25-Sep-2012 review: Nsefu
Tena Tena, Zambia
27-Sep-2012 review: Tena Tena review
Eight Reedbuck Hotel, Zambia
30-Sep-2012 review: Eight reedbuck hotel