Travel reviews

Travel reviews by S and D, Herefordshire


Our September 2016 trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 18-Sep-2016 and 28-Sep-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

All in all, a wonderful trip. More than achieved all our hopes. We were able to walk a lot, which was the main point, apart from a minor hiccup at Nsefu in the afternoons. Game viewing was brilliant, including everything we expected and several superb sightings of wild dogs and leopards. The guides were first class. The camps were most comfortable but still managed to feel as if they belonged in the bush (with slight reservations about Nsefu, see above). Food exceeded expectations, especially the lunches which were absolutely excellent. Wines and other drinks also surprisingly good. Everyone who looked after us at the camps and on the walks and drives was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We shall certainly plan to do another trip to Zambia, perhaps at a slightly different time of year or in a different area but would particularly like to return to Luwi and Tena Tena. Nsefu would be for one night only as a jumping off point for a mobile camp.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Luwi Bushcamp, Zambia
18-Sep-2016 review: Luwi Bushcamp perfect
ExcellentExcellent
Luwi Riverbed Sleepout, Zambia
20-Sep-2016 review: Lewi Riverbed Sleepout great fun - magic
ExcellentExcellent
Nsolo Bushcamp, Zambia
21-Sep-2016 review: Nsolu Bushcamp excellent
ExcellentExcellent
Nsefu, Zambia
22-Sep-2016 review: Nsefu - a brilliant location
GoodGood
Robin Pope Safaris bush-camp, Zambia
24-Sep-2016 review: A wonderful experience
ExcellentExcellent
Tena Tena, Zambia
26-Sep-2016 review: Tena Tena elegant and comfortable
ExcellentExcellent

Namibia/Botswana trip, October 2012

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Namibia between 13-Oct-2012 and 27-Oct-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Brilliant trip. Organisation was perfect. Camps were wonderful, as were the locations and all the game interaction.

Only reservation about locations was that Etosha was too developed and touristy for our taste, which we weren't expecting.

Only slight criticism was that we had said we wanted to do some walking and we were led to believe that this would be possible which, apart from two tiny toddles which didn't really fall within the definition of a walk, it wasn't. We would probably still have done the same trip but, as we kept hoping for walks when in fact there was no hope, it caused slight disappointment which could have been avoided it we'd been warned in advance.

Otherwise, a perfect holiday.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Not sure I'd have embarked on this feedback form if I'd realised how long it would take - but at least it's thorough !

On literature, sending us free copies of Chris's Brandt guides to Namibia and Botswana was a nice touch and appreciated.

Only slight regret was the absence of walking. As we'd said we wanted to do this, perhaps one location that provides specifically walking safaris should have been suggested. Otherwise perfect.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia
14-Oct-2012 review: Desert Rhino Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Ongava Tented Camp, Namibia
17-Oct-2012 review: Ongava Tented Camp
GoodGood
Olive Grove, Namibia
20-Oct-2012 review: Olive Grove
ExcellentExcellent
Lagoon Camp, Botswana
21-Oct-2012 review: Lagoon Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Little Kwara, Botswana
24-Oct-2012 review: Little Kwara
ExcellentExcellent