Travel reviews

Travel reviews by The H family from Chester

My Jun 2012 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia, South Africa & Zimbabwe between 1-Jun-2012 and 21-Jun-2012 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


It was one of the most memorable holidays we have had. Everything was in line with or better than expectations. I think the key to Expert Africa's success is knowing about all the country's facilities firsthand, and then taking care to understand what the client really wants from the holiday. Because this happened, we had no unpleasant surprises, and may pleasant ones.

The balance of time we spent in each place was perfect, and therefore gave us a wide range of experiences in the time available.

The car hire was a success. I think for the gravel roads, the Nissan X-trail is a must, rather than a saloon, and people should be encouraged to take one. The Budget car we had was not provided with a second spare wheel, as had been booked. The manager was apologetic, but said the wheel he intended to supply was damaged. He then rightly said (as it turned out) that with it being the dry season, with no potholes, and with sensible driving, we should have no problem. In fact we had no tyre problems at all. I think in the dry season a second wheel is perhaps overcautious. Very comfortable car, with plenty of space for both people and luggage.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Hard to think of anything. Just keep visiting places, listen to feedback and ensure you understand what is important for the client (even if he doesn't know himself!)

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
BullsPort Lodge & Farm, Namibia
2-Jun-2012 review: Bullsport Guest Farm review
Sossus Dune Lodge, Namibia
4-Jun-2012 review: Sossus Dune Lodge review
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
6-Jun-2012 review: Cornerstone Guesthouse review
Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
9-Jun-2012 review: Mowani Mountain Camp review
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
11-Jun-2012 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
Halali Camp, Namibia
12-Jun-2012 review: Halali Camp review
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
13-Jun-2012 review: Mushara Bush Camp review
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
14-Jun-2012 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
15-Jun-2012 review: City Lodge OR Tambo review
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
16-Jun-2012 review: Ilala Lodge review
Ichingo Chobe River Lodge, Namibia
18-Jun-2012 review: Ichingo Chobe River Lodge review
Chobe Princesses, Botswana
19-Jun-2012 review: Ichobezi Houseboats review