Travel reviews by Mr and Mrs G from Devon
Goodfellow/Williams Trip Sep 2013
On this trip, I visited Zambia between 13-Sep-2013 and 26-Sep-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.
This trip exceeded our expectations in all respects.
From initial contact with Expert Africa to the conclusion, all details were well and timely arranged and we were kept informed along the way of all matters. At each "choke point" where things might have gone wrong i.e. flights with Proflight, the arrangements worked without a hitch. Transfers between camps occurred seamlessly, and we were expected at each venue.
Congratulations, therefore, to the Expert Africa team for putting together the trip.
The business of tipping we found irksome. At some stages guides and game guards changed and were missed. At others, notably Chongwe, there were so many for the different activities that we lost count. We ended by giving a sum of money to one of the staff at Chongwe and asked that it be distributed fairly among the guides, while also putting money in the tip box. However fair one tries to be, there is always the nagging doubt that some deserving soul has been missed. You ask for money for a donation of £20 to offset carbon emissions from the flights ( for which we have already contributed over £400 for our flights from London , grr), so perhaps there could be a donation similarly for the staff ?.
Throughout the trip the staff were most helpful, courteous, obliging, and knowledgeable and could not be faulted.
Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
Perhaps see comment above re tipping, but otherwise no, we think you are a good organisation with whom we would travel again and which we would recommend to friends.
I stayed at and have reviewed:
|Kapani Lodge, Zambia
14-Sep-2013 review: Kapani Lodge review
|Luwi Bushcamp, Zambia
15-Sep-2013 review: Luwi Bushcamp review
|Nsolo Bushcamp, Zambia
17-Sep-2013 review: Nsolo Bushcamp review
|Mchenja Bushcamp, Zambia
19-Sep-2013 review: Mchenja Bushcamp review
|Kakuli Bushcamp, Zambia
21-Sep-2013 review: Kakuli Bushcamp review
|Chongwe River Camp, Zambia
23-Sep-2013 review: Chongwe River Camp review