Travel reviews by Miss T & Mr H from UK
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
Well planned by Expert Africa
South Africa between 13 Dec 2015 and 21 Dec 2015
Angala is definitely one we would like to return too one day."
Arranged By Claire Scott
Grootbos Forest Lodge
"A biosphere of perfection"
Angala Boutique Hotel
"Peaceful bit of paradise"
The staff were very helpful and friendly. We ate here one evening and were impressed with the meal.
A good range of books, maps etc to help plan visits to the wine areas. Great position close to Franschoek,Stellenbosch and Paarl"
Lodge not featured by Expert Africa
"A grat base in Cape Town"
The staff were very helpful, booking restaurants and taxis for us. A nice pool and nice history to the house."
Lodge not featured by Expert Africa
2 perfect experiences made up for the bad one
Botswana between 9 Jul 2015 and 20 Jul 2015
Come back full of different knowledge and experience. When people say oh now you are back you feel like you have never been away I can truly say, I've been away."
"A lot happens in the middle of nowhere"
The trip to Kubu Island is spectacular. You feel like you are going to drive off the edge of the world. Beautiful location for camp, baobab trees everywhere , even one with a bucket shower! Great guides and staff. A true once in a lifetime experience."
Footsteps across the Linyanti
No walking could take place at all. The rep from Ker and Downey could not understand why we had been told this was possible. A big let down and even though Linyanti Ebony Camp is a beautiful camp we felt our time here was wasted. We hadn't booked a lodge experience and that's what we got.
Our grades reflect our experience of being let down, not the camp our staff themselves."
Although the guests had an enjoyable stay at Linyanti Ebony we appreciate this was not the experience these travellers had paid for. We should have been informed well in advance of the guests arriving in camp that walking would not be possible. We could have then offered them alternative options.
These travellers received a full refund from Footsteps across the Linyanti and Expert Africa for this portion of their trip. We've asked that Footsteps across the Linyanti / Linyanti Bush Camps' parent company keep us much better informed of the situation on the ground in the future, well in advance of guests travelling.
Just stunning in every aspect, location, design,wildlife viewing and staff. Exceptional knowledge and great company from our guide Lets. You could just stay in camp all day and watch the scenery and elephants passing by but there are boat trips at sunset to be taken and wild dogs to follow. The rooms may be very impressive but they still manage to keep a bush feel. Hippos and hyena calls surround you at night.
A great variety of delicious food and the choice of joining in for laughs at the dinner table or having a romantic private meal for two."
My Dec 2012 trip
Namibia between 9 Dec 2012 and 22 Dec 2012
We loved all the places you recommended, Turnstone tours were perfect, all the arrangements were in place. We would not hesitate in using Expert Africa again.
Thank you for a wonderful experience in which we feel we learnt a lot about Namibia and ourselves."
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
"Relaxed start to our trip"
We loved the dune chalet room as you were surrounded by the warm colours of the kalahari and could enjoy the sunset."
Fish River Lodge
"worth the drive to see the view"
The only negative comment is the bed - it really creaked so you would wake yourself up every time you moved.
The food was good but could do with a few tweaks. Not good to put yoghurts in lunch packs that are not going to be eaten until midday in temperatures 0f 30 to 40 degrees. Just means they are all thrown away."
Dabis Guest Farm
"A real highlight of the trip"
Michelle is a wonderful cook, the food was all presented so beautifully, the children, dog, cats, chickens etc just injected a bit of real life into our holiday and it was just great to talk to them both about life."
Wolwedans Desert Lodge
"lives up to expectations"
The food here was astounding. The flavours were just so fresh and you can see how the legacy of running their own chef's school is paying off. The kitchen always seems full of laughter and we loved the way they announced the menu in two different languages each night. Eating at the one table meant great conversations happened between the group each night.
Always amazes you how much lives in the harsh surroundings, lots to see on the morning drives and then the colours in the evening are beautiful. A very peaceful place and seeing the desert from the hot air balloon was another wonderful experience."
"Perfectely run b and b"
Extremely helpful staff, wonderful breakfast and a great location to walk into town or be picked up on the local tours.
Mowani Mountain Camp
"Astounding sundowner location"
Nice to have the historical aspect to the activities with the bushmen art, as well as seeing wildlife along the dry river bed. Again the guides were very knowledgable and interested and had great humour.
The sundown spot was one you could never tire of and a good way to meet the other guests."
Frans Indongo Lodge
"Frans Indongo Lodge review"
Excellent dinner and breakfast"
Beautiful location, wonderful knowledgable and friendly staff who really make the Lodge come to life, Great range of activities and places to just relax.
The food is fresh,varied and delicious. The rooms all have wonderful views and are so spacious. This was our second visit in two years and the Lodge is growing in strength. It does fantastic work within the community.
We just need to go back in July one year to see the fynbos in all its glory."