Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs B from Cheshire

Truly fabulous holiday

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zambia between 12-Oct-2012 and 22-Oct-2012 and I travelled with 3 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


This was our first trip to Africa and first safari trip. Expert Africa had been recommended by a friend, and after the first discussion with Nick Hobbs, I had no desire to explore further travel agents.

The brochure, whilst lovely, is confusing when you've never done this before - there are so many options. This on top of the website gives an overwhelming set of options even when you have narrowed it down to the country you want to visit. This is where Nick's knowledge and skill really came into its own. He listened to what I told him regarding what we wanted, and also to what I didn't explicitly say about my own values etc. He put together a holiday for us that was truly fabulous. Not only did we see incredible wildlife (including wild dogs which I particularly wanted to see) but also the choice of the Kwando Safari camps whose ethos of recruiting locally and responsible tourism was in line with my personal values. The staff at both Kwando Safari camps were exceptional, partly due to their strategy of recruiting a certain type of person.

The way the trip was organised by Nick made this a completely stress free holiday for us - it was quite complicated but everything happened when it was supposed to and I didn't feel I need to worry about a thing (it only started going wrong on the bits after the safari which I booked myself!)

I cannot recommend Nick and Expert Africa highly enough.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I can't think of a single thing.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Avani Victoria Falls, Zambia
12-Oct-2012 review: Excellent hotel, especially the zebras!
Lagoon Camp, Botswana
14-Oct-2012 review: Fantastic camp for seeing African wild dogs
Little Kwara, Botswana
16-Oct-2012 review: A truly wonderful experience at Little Kwara
19-Oct-2012 review: Disappointing