Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs and Mr C - Toronto

My May 2012 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia, South Africa & Zambia between 2-May-2012 and 26-May-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


This was the perfectly orchestrated trip, introducing us to southern Africa. Maruska's ability to listen and plan an experience for complete strangers is uncanny.

Her recommendations assured us of perfect days, every day. To be met at a remote airfield, an hour late, by a jeep who dropped us at a waiting boat at the side of the river, met at the other side and taken to a hotel, all by kind, proud, and efficient staff is an amazing feat. It never occurred to us to be worried - we just accepted each step as part of our wonderful journey.

Looking back it could have been a series of mishaps - but it was perfect! Graeme never wants to travel anywhere else because we enjoyed sights and experiences we never imagined - endless desert, rich delta, the power and beauty of the animals, the kind and gentle people, and moving music. Thank you for the gift!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Acorn House, South Africa
2-May-2012 review: The perfect place to stay in Cape Town
Rusthof Country House, South Africa (this camp has since closed)
6-May-2012 review: Small and tasteful house on main street
Eningu Clayhouse, Namibia
8-May-2012 review: Red Clay desert lodge
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
9-May-2012 review: Hoodia Desert Lodge
Sandfields Guesthouse, Namibia
11-May-2012 review: Sandfields in Swapkopmund
Doro Nawas, Namibia
13-May-2012 review: Doro Nawas review
Ongava Tented Camp, Namibia
15-May-2012 review: Ongava Tented Camp review
Galton House
17-May-2012 review: Galton House review
Lagoon Camp, Botswana
18-May-2012 review: Lagoon Camp review
Little Vumbura, Botswana
21-May-2012 review: Little Vumbura review
Avani Victoria Falls, Zambia
24-May-2012 review: Zambezi Sun review