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Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs H from Harpenden

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

Our 2014 safari to Zambia

Zambia between 29 Jun 2014 and 12 Jul 2014

Trip rating: Excellent
"Zambia is a fantastic country for a safari and offers good value for money. We were delighted with our overall itinerary as the 3 camps in different National Parks worked extremely well together.

All of the organisational aspects ran perfectly. We were particularly happy with you advice to take a direct charter from Mwaleshi to Old Mondoro as this saved us so much time – we were in a game vehicle at Old Mondoro by 9.30am. We also had the most remote room in each camp, not sure if this was a coincidence, but we were very happy about this nevertheless.

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Radisson Blu Hotel

Radisson Blu Hotel

"Radisson Blu Hotel review"

1 night Arrived 30 Jun 2014
"Did the job as a place to rest up after a long journey to Zambia and before embarking on our safari proper.

Room was clean, comfortable and quiet. Breakfast buffet was very good. Convenient loation for the airport"
Good
Location
Good
Service
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Tafika

Tafika

"4 Great Days at Tafika"

4 nights Arrived 1 Jul 2014
"Tafika was a great place with an incredibly friendly atmosphere. It felt more like staying with friends than a being at a safari camp.

Saw lots of game and birds but all the leopards and a Pels Fishing Owl chick were highlights. The quality of the guiding was excellent. We also enjoyed a great walk there and going out with John on mountain bikes was a unique experience once we had got the hang of cycling on sand. I’m not great with heights so passed on the microlite although others in camp raved about it.

They were very full days at Tafika and offered great value for money and if anything they could easily trim a bit of time off their morning and evening drives as some of the guests seemed to be struggling to keep up. We also had a peek behind the scenes to see the vegetable garden etc which was fascinating."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent
Mwaleshi Camp

Mwaleshi Camp

"An amazing experience at Mwaleshi"

4 nights Arrived 5 Jul 2014
"Mwaleshi was truly magical and we loved every minute of it. It was just the sort of remote and intimate camp that we had hoped for. The team there always seemed to be able to pull off a surprise, whether it was setting up a sun downer in the river or setting up the kitchen in the bush to serve brunch at the end of a long walk.

Karen was a superb host and the guiding from Alex was as excellent as it was fun. Given the facilities, the cooking from Brightwell was truly astonishing and to be honest we thought that the food at Mwaleshi surpassed that at Tafika although probably best not to tell them that ;-).

The game viewing here was still very good, even on foot and we managed to get very close to some lions. We could easily imagine returning here at some point in the future."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
Old Mondoro Bushcamp

Old Mondoro Bushcamp

"Old Mondoro Review"

3 nights Arrived 9 Jul 2014
"We were hugely impressed with Old Mondoro and really enjoyed our stay here. There is a great range of activiities on both land and the river with excellent guiding to get the best from them.

Ryan was a great host – both professional and friendly- nothing was ever too much trouble for him. We were pleasantly surprised by the sheer density of the game – no driving around trying to search for things here. Had some good leopard and lion sitings here in addition to great birding, particularly on the river.

The canoeing down the Zambezi was also very exciting and a highlight of our time here. Being able to see elephants and buffalo drinking in the lagoon from the deck of our room meant that there was no such thing as a siesta."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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