Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs B from UK

My Oct 2013 trip

On this trip, I visited South Africa & Zimbabwe between 27-Oct-2013 and 10-Nov-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


This was a "special" holiday and it certainly lived up to expectations. Zimbabwe was absolutely wonderful, both camps were different but excellent and we saw more wildlife than I had expected. It was a real privilege to view it so closely and to be accompanied by guides who had expert knowledge and genuine enthusiasm for their subject.

Zimbabwe is a wonderful place and never have we felt safer anywhere. Everyone should go there - whatever you think of the regime, it is the people who need tourists and go out of their way to make them have such a good time.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We hardly needed any money on our trip as so much was included, but in Bulawayo we could only use Visa cards, which I suspect was the case for other places.

We had intended to get our visa prior to travel, but when I 'phoned the Embassy, they assured me that it was easy to get one on arrival in Zimbabwe. A second call revealed that you needed to apply for a form which would take a week to arrive and then collect the visa from London. It was easy enough to get one at Vic Falls airport, but the queue was very lengthy and it took a long time to get through. It would seem that the Embassy make it difficult to get one in advance.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Own arrangements
28-Oct-2013 review: Own arrangements review
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
31-Oct-2013 review: City Lodge OR Tambo review
Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe
1-Nov-2013 review: Edwardian elegance in an exceptional location
The Hide, Zimbabwe
3-Nov-2013 review: Perfect camp
Camp Hwange, Zimbabwe
6-Nov-2013 review: Great camp!
Bulawayo Club, Zimbabwe
9-Nov-2013 review: A step back in history