Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr P & Mr R from London

A cliche but definitely a trip of a lifetime.

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zambia between 15-Apr-2013 and 27-Apr-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


It ran like clockwork. I have nothing but praise for every aspect of the trip, and for Expert Africa's ability to get it right for us.

As the title suggests, the trip of the lifetime is a cliche but nonetheless true in this case. I would love to visit Botswana in future and just hope that this becomes possible.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

The only thing I'd say is that given the timings of our flights which, although we booked them ourselves were the same as those that Expert Africa would have booked for us, it would have been a good idea to stop over for one night in Jo'burg on both outward and return journeys. This would have made the journey far more enjoyable and less tiring.

Clearly we could have made such arrangements but it didn't occur to us until we were waiting for 4 hours plus at Jo'burg airport for our onbound flight to Maun.

So, I suggest that EE might advise their clients that they might like to consider a stop over when flight timings are like this. This is not a major criticism just a suggestion that may make the journeys of other more pleasant. Otherwise we were very happy with the arrangements the EE made for us.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Baines' Camp, Botswana
15-Apr-2013 review: Baines Camp, real elephant experience
Kanana, Botswana
18-Apr-2013 review: Kanana, close encounter city.
Shinde Camp, Botswana
21-Apr-2013 review: Shinde, more wildlife close encounters
Royal Livingstone Hotel, Zambia
24-Apr-2013 review: Zambesi Sun, upgraded to Royal Livingstone