Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs LS from Hampshire


On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zimbabwe between 19-May-2013 and 2-Jun-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


When asked we would, and have recommended Expert Africa. Nick, Chris and Megan have all been very responsive, knowledgable and gave considerable guidance and listened quite carefully to our needs and expectations.

As you are very much aware this being our third try, I must admit my expectations were not as high as they were two years ago, thus the joy way that they were exceeded by a significant margin.

The extraordinary Wildlife, both birds and Mammals and the different eco Systems that we encountered them in throughout the journey. The people of Botswana were most helpful, polite, knowledgable and carried a fine sense of humour. They realise that the protection of their lands and wildlife are key to the sustainable Safari trade and defend these traits with great passion. There were some exceptions, which I have mentioned per camp.

The planning was good, now that we have been, we might have more input, should we be going again. I think that the areas need to be visited in a different season to obtain a proper perspective. We did expect a greener, wet time, but Mother Nature stopped the rains in Mid March.

The overall quality of the Camps did vary more than we expected, in that we presumed that they were of equal value/cost. This I believe is more an issue with the management of such as opposed to the actual staff.

All areas

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Face to face meeting prior to and after for follow-up, if possible with contact.

This is not intended as a criticism, as I was going to suggest it and like most got lazy and distracted. Will come up to see you all soon.

Donald and Susan

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Camp Kalahari, Botswana
20-May-2013 review: Rustic and Peaceful
Kwetsani Camp, Botswana
22-May-2013 review: Peaceful/Warm environment Eco Mixture lure
Chitabe Camp, Botswana
24-May-2013 review: Wildlife variety and abundance
Lagoon Camp, Botswana
27-May-2013 review: Disappointment, yet wonderful location and Te
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
30-May-2013 review: Thundersmoke view excellent