Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms D from Ireland


Botswana & Zambia August/September 2019

On this trip, I visited Botswana, South Africa & Zambia between 17-Aug-2019 and 7-Sep-2019 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Thank you Megan (Expert Africa) for arranging this fantastic trip, taking into accounts my preferences and for suggesting the right camps based on my previous reviews.

Everything was organised to perfection.

A great combination of places to stay for varied wildlife experiences.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
17-Aug-2019 review: One night at City Lodge OR Tambo
GoodGood
Dinaka, Botswana
18-Aug-2019 review: Very enjoyable stay at Dinaka
ExcellentExcellent
Shinde Camp, Botswana
21-Aug-2019 review: Great Safari at Shinde Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Lebala Camp, Botswana
24-Aug-2019 review: Excellent wildlife at Lebala Camp
GoodGood
Waterberry Zambezi Lodge, Zambia
27-Aug-2019 review: Lovely stay at Waterberry Zambezi Lodge
ExcellentExcellent
Old Mondoro Bushcamp, Zambia
28-Aug-2019 review: Excellent Safari at Old Mondoro
ExcellentExcellent
Chongwe River Camp, Zambia
31-Aug-2019 review: Marvellous Chongwe River Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Chongwe River Camp, Zambia
4-Sep-2019 review: Cassia suite at Chongwe River Camp
ExcellentExcellent

Namibia and Zambia August to September 18

On this trip, I visited Namibia & Zambia between 18-Aug-2018 and 6-Sep-2018 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Thank you Megan - Expert Africa - for your great recommendations based on my preferences. As usual, Expert Africa provides a very professional service in preparing your trip and gives detailed information on all aspects. As a result, I had another amazing holiday, where all went smoothly, allowing me to make the most of it!

In Namibia, I found Sossusvlei and Damaraland stunningly beautiful and photogenic. Ongava/Etosha proved rich in wildlife and the highlight for me was definitely the tracking of Rhinos on foot.

I was delighted to finish my trip in Lower Zambezi, Zambia for the excellent wildlife sightings at Old Mondoro .. I returned to Chongwe River Camp for the 5th time and enjoyed every minute of my stay.. The location by the river is stunning, the team is incredibly welcoming and their attention to details made my last week perfect! I cant wait to return!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Galton House, Namibia
19-Aug-2018 review: Galton House
GoodGood
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
20-Aug-2018 review: 2 nights at Kulala Desert Lodge
GoodGood
Damaraland Camp, Namibia
22-Aug-2018 review: Very enjoyable stay at Damaraland Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Ongava Tented Camp, Namibia
24-Aug-2018 review: Ongava Tented Camp
AverageAverage
Galton House, Namibia
27-Aug-2018 review: Back to Galton house for a short night
GoodGood
Old Mondoro Bushcamp, Zambia
28-Aug-2018 review: Excellent stay at Old Mondoro Bushcamp
ExcellentExcellent
Chongwe River Camp, Zambia
30-Aug-2018 review: 5th time at Chongwe RC, and I will return!!
ExcellentExcellent
Tsika Island Camp, Zambia
4-Sep-2018 review: Tsika Island Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Excursion Overall rating
Ballooning in the Namib Desert, Namibia
22-Aug-2018 review: Ballooning: Highlight of Namib Desert
ExcellentExcellent

Zimbabwe and Zambia, August / September 2017

On this trip, I visited Zambia & Zimbabwe between 25-Aug-2017 and 9-Sep-2017 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Fantastic trip organised by Freddie Sutton. I am delighted Freddie suggested Zimbabwe as it turned out to be an excellent destination. As always, Freddie listens to your preferences and carefully recommends the best places to suit your tastes. I had a fantastic time in Mana Pools, with privileged experiences as a solo traveller and the only guest at Little Vundu. The sightings in Hwange were plentiful with very good guiding. And keeping the best until the end of my trip, I truly enjoyed every minute of my stay in Chongwe River Camp, Lower Zambezi, Zambia. The level of knowledge and efficiency of Expert Africa's team makes every trip they organise a wonderful holiday.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Little Vundu, Zimbabwe
25-Aug-2017 review: Great experience at Little Vundu
GoodGood
Somalisa Expeditions, Zimbabwe
30-Aug-2017 review: Somalisa, simply superb!
ExcellentExcellent
The Hide, Zimbabwe
1-Sep-2017 review: The Hide: Excellent Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
3-Sep-2017 review: Pleasant stay at Illala Lodge
ExcellentExcellent
Chongwe River Camp, Zambia
4-Sep-2017 review: Best stay ever at Chongwe River Camp
ExcellentExcellent

Wonderful trip to Tanzania and Zambia

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zambia between 30-Jun-2016 and 16-Jul-2016 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

A wonderful trip! It was interesting to combine Tanzania and Zambia for the variety of wildlife sightings and changes in landscapes.

Many thanks to Claire Scott (EA) for organising it all, and especially for recommending Kigelia in Ruaha, it is an amazing place! Glad I visited Selous before Ruaha as it only got better! Chongwe River Camp in Lower Zambezi still remains my favourite camp. The team from Tours Africa in Lusaka airport also deserves a mention for being so helpful at arrivals and during transfers.

This trip was a fantastic experience from start to finish!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Not sure you could raise standards any higher!

Third time I have used EA and have never been disappointed. Already looking forward to booking my next trip with your team in the future.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Serena Hotel Dar, Tanzania
30-Jun-2016 review: Short night at Serena Hotel Dar
GoodGood
Sand Rivers Camp, Tanzania
1-Jul-2016 review: Sand River Camp
GoodGood
Sand Rivers fly-camping, Tanzania
3-Jul-2016 review: Excellent experience: Sand rivers Fly-camping
ExcellentExcellent
Sand Rivers Camp, Tanzania
4-Jul-2016 review: Sand Rivers Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Kigelia Camp, Tanzania
6-Jul-2016 review: Fantastic 4 nights at Kigelia
ExcellentExcellent
Latitude 15, Zambia
10-Jul-2016 review: Short night at Latitude 15
ExcellentExcellent
Chongwe River Camp, Zambia
11-Jul-2016 review: Marvellous stay at Chongwe River Camp!
ExcellentExcellent

Memorable trip to Zambia

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 16-Aug-2015 and 3-Sep-2015 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

It was with great excitement that I was returning to Zambia (this time from the 17th of August to the 4th of September 2015) and the whole trip was once again a truly fantastic experience. Travelling solo is not a problem and you are made welcome everywhere.

A big Thank you to Freddie Sutton who arranged my itinerary: From our first contact, he was extremely pleasant, helpful & efficient and able to answer promptly (and in detail) any query I had.

On this trip, I visited Kafue for the first time and would recommend Busanga Bush camp as a starting point when travelling to Zambia. I was really looking forward to returning to South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi. By choice, I revisited Chongwe River Camp. The alternative camps suggested by Freddie were an excellent combination.

I was hoping to see Sables and Wild Dogs on this trip, which did not happen, but had plenty of other amazing sightings . The fishing in Lower Zambezi was fantastic, and once again I learnt some more fascinating wildlife facts from the knowledgeable Guides in various camps.

A special thank you also to "Tours Africa": Dave and his friendly team are punctual and efficient. They were also of great help liaising with other people to successfully retrieve and forward my lost luggage. Dave went out of his way to source an alternative camera for me why my own stopped working at the beginning of my trip... Fantastic service

Expert Africa's level of service is beyond expectations with excellent personal touch from start to finish.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I couldn't honestly think of anything Expert Africa could do better!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Busanga Bushcamp, Zambia
17-Aug-2015 review: Beautiful Busanga Bushcamp
ExcellentExcellent
KaingU Lodge, Zambia
20-Aug-2015 review: Kaingu Lodge review
GoodGood
Nsolo Bushcamp, Zambia
22-Aug-2015 review: Warmest welcome at Nsolo Bushcamp
ExcellentExcellent
Mchenja Bushcamp, Zambia
25-Aug-2015 review: Delightful stay at Mchenja Bushcamp
ExcellentExcellent
Chongwe River Camp, Zambia
27-Aug-2015 review: My favourite.. Chongwe River Camp!
ExcellentExcellent
Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp, Zambia
31-Aug-2015 review: Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp review
ExcellentExcellent

Fabulous experience!

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 14-Aug-2013 and 28-Aug-2013 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

A marvellous trip with Priceless memories..

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Nkwali, Zambia
15-Aug-2013 review: Nkwali, Perfect start to my trip in Zambia
ExcellentExcellent
Tena Tena, Zambia
17-Aug-2013 review: Tena Tena review
GoodGood
Nsefu, Zambia
19-Aug-2013 review: Nsefu, my favourite RPS camp
ExcellentExcellent
Chongwe River Camp, Zambia
20-Aug-2013 review: Absolutely Brilliant Camp!
ExcellentExcellent
Islands of Siankaba, Zambia
25-Aug-2013 review: Islands of Siankaba review
GoodGood