Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs H from USA

Real Africa!

On this trip, I visited Botswana, South Africa & Zimbabwe between 28-Mar-2013 and 16-Apr-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Outstanding in all respects. We have been to most of the world and certainly rank this trip among our favorites.

The assistance and guidance we received from Saskia Adye was fantastic, accurate and honest!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
If I were to go on safari and was assigned to a vehicle with nine people crowded together, not even mentioning the roads - I would end my trip then and there! This did not happen to us and usually it was either my wife and self on one other couple with two couples only once for a short period. Obviously, I prefer the two bench vehicles with a top (although I fully realize this is not always possible for a number of reasons. We are 77 and in good shape, I seriously doubt if anyone our age or approaching our age not in a reasonalbly good physical and mental condition would enjoy the trip we took. However, there are certainly many alternatives for any situation whereby almost anyone could be accomodated as long as they realize it is not a trip to New York City.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Acorn House, South Africa
28-Mar-2013 review: Acorn House review
Grootbos Garden Lodge, South Africa
31-Mar-2013 review: Fantastic by any standard
Nxai Pan Camp, Botswana
2-Apr-2013 review: outstanding first camp
Little Kwara, Botswana
5-Apr-2013 review: #2 in order of visiting only
Chitabe Camp, Botswana
8-Apr-2013 review: #3 in order of visit only
Little Vumbura, Botswana
11-Apr-2013 review: final camp in order of visit only
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
14-Apr-2013 review: ilala lodge #1
Excursion Overall rating
City and Table Mountain Tour, South Africa
29-Mar-2013 review: only way to quickly see Capetown