Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs T from Hants
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
2019 Kenya trip
Kenya between 25 Feb 2019 and 9 Mar 2019
Wonderful trip and hopefully will be back, when next in Nairobi, to go on safari to other Porini camps or even back to Porini Amboseli and Rhino camps."
Arranged By Richard Trillo
Porini Amboseli Camp
"Excellent safari at Porini Amboseli"
Porini Rhino Camp
"Porini Rhino Camp excellent safari"
The water hole in front of our tent in camp was very special and we spent all our time whilst in camp watching bush TV!!
The camp was excellent and like the Porini Amboseli was unfenced, simple but comfortable just as we love.
Michael, our driver/guide, was very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot about animal behaviour."
My Mar 2016 trip
Kenya between 11 Mar 2016 and 19 Mar 2016
"Macushla House review"
My only criticism, which is very small, is it would have been nice to have had a slightly larger bottle of water in the room."
"Offbeat Meru review"
Had an excellent guide in Stanley and saw Cheetah and 15 rhinos as well as a large number of giraffes and other game, as well as birds to numerous to mention.
I was well looked after, and on the trip back to the airstrip, Stanley even spotted a leopard tortoise which I had jokingly said that I had wanted to see."
"Offbeat Mara review"
The contrast in the landscape with Meru could not be greater, open plains compared to deeper bush, which is why the 2 camps makes an excellent combination. Lucky enough to see 2 separate prides of lions eating their kill, large herds of Zebra and Gazelles as well as Topi, water buck and different birds to that seen at Meru. Both camps offer morning game drives taking picnic breakfast with you, which makes game drives longer then normal, but does give you the opportunity to stay out and see more wildlife.
An opportunity that I took up on every occasion, and very worthwhile."
"Macushla House review"
My Sep 2012 trip
Botswana between 23 Sep 2012 and 6 Oct 2012
We saw more wildlife than we have seen on previous safaris. We particulary enjoyed our walking and canoeing.
We felt that the standard of the guides and camps was excellent.
We will certainly use Expert Africa when we go to Africa again.
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Arranged By Megan Green
"Stanley's Camp review"
The elephant experience was wonderful and we learnt a lot about elephant behaviour.
It was especially nice to see a pack of wild dogs on one of our game drives."
Selinda Adventure Trail
"Selinda Canoe Trail review"
The other 2 nights we spent at Selinda Explorers Camp, which had just been opened, and was excellent.. Although a bush camp it harks back to the days of old explorers and is glamping rather than camping, sited in a beautiful position. All the staff were wonderful but a particular highlight was Dollar's cooking. We are hoping to swap recipes!!!!
The canoe trail was all that we hoped it to be - and it was an interesting experience to canoe pass hippo pods and to see buffalo so close from the canoe. It was great fun to actually have a night out in the bush and was an experience not to be missed.
Josh was a superb and knowledgeable guide and made you feel very safe whilst on the canoe and on our walks."
"Selinda Camp review"
Dinner could be served slightly earlier as soon as dessert had been served, there was a rush of people wanting to be escorted back to their rooms.
However it is difficult to judge a camp when you are there for only a day as they all have their own character. Our highlight was seeing the Selinda pride of lions feasting on a buffalo."
They observed that they came here from a very small, intimate camp (on the Selinda Canoe Trail) where they'd spent three days with just four other guests. So they commented that after such an intimate experience, they found it a bit difficult to re-adjust to a bigger camp with more guests - especially with such a short stay here.
Saile Tented Camp, Botswana (this camp has since closed)
"Saile Tented Camp review"
The game viewing, whether by vehicle or on foot was excellent, and we probably saw more game here than we have ever done before - huge variety and quantity. The elephant population was vast.
Dennis was our first guide who asked us what our interest were, and based the activities around these and encouraged us to do more walking than we originally thought of doing. Not only did we see mammals but he also showed us a lot of the bird life."
Lodge not featured by Expert Africa
Footsteps across the Delta
"Footsteps Across the Delta review"
The guide, OP, and trainee guide, Aaron were delightful and humorous and were for ever setting us quizzes and tests to test our knowledge on dung and tracks!!! (Judging by our results, their jobs are safe!!).
The most memorable highlight was seeing the 4 male lions and hearing them as they passed camp during the night."
We loved the sundowners at the waterhole and enjoyed the day out at Amboseli and great to see Kilimanjaro and to get the classic photo shot of elephants in the foreground of Kili, but we appreciated being based in the Selenkay conservancy as we saw no other vehicles.
The food was delicious and of the right quantities.
We enjoyed flying with Yellow Wings to the Selenkay airstrip and sitting in the co pilots seat."