Travel reviews by Mr T from Hertfordshire
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
A memorable safari
Zambia between 17 Mar 2013 and 30 Mar 2013
I would have no hesitation in recommending the area, and both RPS and NCS, to anyone contemplating a "real" Africa safari.
Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
I think you do a pretty good job as it is, no changes necessary."
"A great start"
"Drama at lunchtime"
"Lovely to return after a few years"
"Leopard at last!"
Luangwa doesn't disappoint
Zambia between 30 Aug 2008 and 11 Sep 2008
As far as the safari experience went, the whole holiday was a marvellous experience. I consider it to be a privilege to be lucky enough to visit places as wild as Luangwa with such a high level of comfort, and with such friendly people, whose sole aim seemed to be my enjoyment. Poor Theresa was distraught when previous guests ran her out of Mosi, but we made do with red wine OK, until the truck arrived next morning with fresh supplies.
I know Anna was in the bushcamps at the same time as me, but unfortunately our paths never crossed. I hope her experience was on a par with mine. I returned home a happy bunny with lovely memories of a great part of Africa, apart from the Tetse bites which still itch a little!
Suggestions for improvement:
It is always helpful to have an up to date indication of tipping levels, and the fact that dollars are acceptable virtually everywhere.
Similarly with extra expenses eg airport/flight taxes. Then one can ensure one has the correct amounts available in the necesary denominations, with no nasty surprises at barriers.
There was a lot of uncertainty as to the obligation to tip or not, the armed scout ,as he is not employed by NCS. The requirement to tip the guide separately is covered in Chris's book, but perhaps all the above could be swept up into the 'Notes for travellers' booklet"
"Her father's daughter"
"noisy hippos; great people"
"just possibly the lovliest setting, but close"
"Luwi Bushcamp review"