Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs S from Hampshire


My Sep 2018 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe between 9-Sep-2018 and 26-Sep-2018 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Tracy Lederer did an amazing job advising and facilitating our wonderful safari trip to Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. We rave about Expert Africa to everyone - this is our second time travelling with you and you have been superb on every aspect of our trip both times.

From the subtle differences between lodges regarding cost, solitude (which we love) and what we could expect to see, to the painful rearranging of flights when airlines change schedules, every element has been handled by Tracy with true expertise, professionalism, insight and smart advice. Thank you so much!

We travelled with 4 American friends and sorting out bill payments was very easy for all of us. Two of them had not been on safari before, one of them celebrating their 60th birthday while we were away, and it could not have been a better experience. The magical surprise birthday braai at Motswiri was a highlight, along with all the animal and bird sightings under the expert guiding of Andrew Harkness on our mobile safari (thanks for the spot-on recommendation, Tracy!)

Altogether a trip of lifetime - thank you everyone involved.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Happy with everything thanks.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
10-Sep-2018 review: Olive Grove review
ExcellentExcellent
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia
11-Sep-2018 review: Sossusvlei Desert Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Royal Tree Lodge, Botswana
14-Sep-2018 review: Royal Tree Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Botswana Private Mobile Safari, Botswana
16-Sep-2018 review: Botswana Private Mobile Safari review
ExcellentExcellent
Motswiri Camp, Botswana
19-Sep-2018 review: Motswiri Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
23-Sep-2018 review: Ilala Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent

My Apr 2014 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zimbabwe between 13-Apr-2014 and 28-Apr-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Superb advice from Nick in the UK office, no request or question too small. Wonderful trip put together for us, paying great attention to our wishes for animal sightings, our requirements as 6 people traveling together and our request for small groups and individual attention. Loved all the choices and had a really superb time.

Would travel with Expert Africa again and also recommend.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Not really.

A couple of issues came up for the friends we were traveling with (Mack Air) - but as Ian and I weren't on that plane we've left it to them to report what happened. As advised very clearly by you before we left, they reported what had happened straight away to the camp manager and the problem was dealt with right away and to everyone's satisfaction. Altogether a very clear process in booking and very clear guidelines for what to do if things aren't right along the way.

Many thanks indeed for a tremendous trip.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
14-Apr-2014 review: superb centrally located lodge
ExcellentExcellent
Kazuma Trails - Savuti
17-Apr-2014 review: Well resourced, knowledgable
ExcellentExcellent
Chobe Princesses, Botswana
20-Apr-2014 review: great location, good boat
GoodGood
Chitabe Lediba, Botswana
23-Apr-2014 review: Completely fabulous. Very high standard
ExcellentExcellent
Little Kwara, Botswana
26-Apr-2014 review: Lovely lodge with fab sightings
ExcellentExcellent