Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs B - Wokingham


Many highlights - and a couple of lows

On this trip, I visited Kenya, Rwanda & Tanzania between 30-Jun-2015 and 11-Jul-2015 and I travelled with 3 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

As a "once in a lifetime", the gorilla treks were incredible even if they were hard work. One of the things I really liked about Rwanda was driving in the countryside, seeing how Rwandans live. Normally on a safari, you fly into your destination airport and then "hop" to your National Park so don't get the opportunity to see the real country. That difference made this trip really interesting.

The Serengeti was a real pleasant surprise. Beautiful countryside and plenty of great game. After the lack of elephants in the Serengeti, it was a pleasure to see so many in Tarangire, but due to the repetitive nature of the game drives and tsetse flies, I can't imaging wanting to return.

All in all a memorable trip.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ole-Sereni, Kenya
30-Jun-2015 review: Short, efficient stay
GoodGood
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Rwanda
1-Jul-2015 review: We've given you private feedback
AverageAverage
Jack Hanna's Guesthouse, Rwanda
3-Jul-2015 review: Intimate, super professional and comfortable
ExcellentExcellent
Kigali Serena Hotel, Rwanda
4-Jul-2015 review: Good room but service let it down
AverageAverage
Sayari Camp, Tanzania
5-Jul-2015 review: A little bit of heaven on earth
ExcellentExcellent
Little Oliver's Camp, Tanzania
8-Jul-2015 review: Pleasant though somewhat limited in game
AverageAverage

Great trip despite the incorrect marketing

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 28-Sep-2012 and 8-Oct-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had a really great safari, only let down by the lack of almost promised buffaloes in Duba Plains. Maybe it's time to see how often the buffalo are on the island and not rely on information from 5/6 years ago. For this reason alone, we've given a "not very" to the "knowledgeable" question as the interraction is now rare.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Duba Plains Camp, Botswana
28-Sep-2012 review: Great but marketed incorrectly
GoodGood
Little Vumbura, Botswana
3-Oct-2012 review: Praise indeed!
ExcellentExcellent

Excellent safari and many memorable moments

On this trip, I visited South Africa & Zimbabwe between 2-Oct-2011 and 12-Oct-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

When the game is as good as it was in Hwange, the waterhole at Kanga so enthralling, the scenery at Mana Pools so beautiful and the company so much fun it's easy to forget the negatives.

In overall terms we had a really good time.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Cape Grace, South Africa
2-Oct-2011 review: Cape Grace review
ExcellentExcellent
Somalisa Camp, Zimbabwe
3-Oct-2011 review: Somalisa Camp review
GoodGood
Kanga Bush Camp, Zimbabwe
7-Oct-2011 review: Kanga Bush Camp review
ExcellentExcellent

Good time and odd time ...

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 4-Jul-2009 and 12-Jul-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

GoodGood

Despite comments made on the previous page about our time at Linyanti, we enjoyed the holiday as a whole and had some excellent and unique experiences. We don't think the additional cost of travellilng to Botswana was worth it since there was no more exclusivity than we have received elsewhere e.g. Beho Beho in the Selous and Chongwe River House in the Lower Zambezi NP - both booked through Expert Africa.

Suggestions for improvements:

Maybe have more confidence in sending more tourists to Vic Falls ...?

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Selinda Camp, Botswana
7-Jul-2009 review: Excellent safari at Selina
GoodGood
Linyanti Bush Camp , Botswana
10-Jul-2009 review: An odd time at Linyanti
AverageAverage

Flintstones for a week

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 12-Nov-2007 and 20-Nov-2007 and I travelled with 5 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had the most amazing time. Five guests and 20 members of staff who were all delightful. Highly recommended.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Chongwe River House, Zambia
13-Nov-2007 review: The Awesome Chongwe River House
ExcellentExcellent