Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs J from Australia

Definately the trip of a lifetime!

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zimbabwe between 28-Jun-2013 and 10-Jul-2013 and I travelled with 5 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


The trip Nick Hobbs and I put together for our family with 3 adult children, far exceeded our expectations.

For me the night in Maun allowed me to be ready, not tired from travel, to appreciate every moment of our camps in the okavango delta.The combination of 3 camps over 8 nights was given the thumbs up by all, as being exactly the right amount of time at each camp and overall. It gave us time to enjoy the wonderful different aspects of 3 areas without a huge amount of travel between. We were able to capture sights of different animals in different surroundings, ie seeing the lions at Duba Plains swim. We were also able to appreciate the things they had in common, their care for the local environment and the future for the animals.

Finishing the trip, in Victoria Falls with an exhilarating Helicopter trip and an amazing time Walking with the Lions aided by Paul our wonderful guide , was perfect. Our extra day, then gave us the chance to wander around the views at the Falls National Park, go to Zambia, explore the town and markets and soak up the ambience on the hotel verandah.

Two travel hiccups, lost luggage and lost phone, were extremely well managed by Nick and the team at Expert Africa. I would highly recommend them to others. Thank you for a special holiday.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Thamalakane River Lodge, Botswana
28-Jun-2013 review: Great place for a first stay in Botswana
DumaTau Camp, Botswana
29-Jun-2013 review: Our family loved Duma Tau
Duba Plains Camp, Botswana
2-Jul-2013 review: Breakfast around the fire was a special touch
Shinde Camp, Botswana
5-Jul-2013 review: Great fun on the water
Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe
7-Jul-2013 review: Colonial style