Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs T & Mr S from Ohio

Zambia Trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 28-Jun-2013 and 8-Jul-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


The Zambia vacation was our first trip to Africa, and we couldn't have wished for a better experience.

The trip exceeded any expectations and the wildest imaginations we had about a trip to Africa. We have been married for almost a decade, but we had never gone on a honeymoon, and we decided to plan this trip as a belated version of it. It only took a few conversations with Claire Scott at Expert Africa to narrow down the endless list of choices to an itinerary that would fit our needs and our budget, and in retrospect we can only say that she scored perfect. Everything we had discussed during the planning phase matched what we experienced during the trip. Her experience and suggestions were invaluable, and we would definitely work with her again on another trip.

We picked Zambia as our destination because we wanted to visit the Victoria Falls, and we added a safari in South Luangwa after reading up on the various game parks in Southern Africa and upon recommendation by Claire Scott. Although we learned that it is one of the best known parks in Zambia it never felt crowded. Many times we felt like we had the park to ourselves. The wildlife is impressive, and with an open mind you'll be rewarded with amazing sightings. In conversations with Africa "veterans", many of which had visited several countries or were working in the travel business, we learned that South Luangwa is one of the best destinations in Africa to see wildlife.

We spent all of our time in South Luangwa in camps by the Robin Pope Safari company, and if we ever have the opportunity to return to South Luangwa we will definitely stay at their camps again. The level of organization and professionalism is remarkable, and, most importantly, the camp are located in beautiful areas of the park. All of the Robin Pope guides we met were very experienced and knowledgeable. We highly recommend them!

Seeing the Victoria Falls at the end of our trip was just amazing. The Falls were why we had traveled to Africa in the first place, and they did not disappoint. It is truly one of the natural wonders of the world, and it is definitely worth the trip.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Nkwali, Zambia
28-Jun-2013 review: Leopard at first sight
Nsefu, Zambia
30-Jun-2013 review: The classic safari camp
Tena Tena, Zambia
3-Jul-2013 review: Not your average tent camp
Islands of Siankaba, Zambia
6-Jul-2013 review: Islands of Siankaba