Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs H & Mr R from USA

Vicki & Rocky Dream Come True - Sept, 2014

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zambia between 9-Sep-2014 and 20-Sep-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Maruska was no less than exceptional during all of our planning. And the best part, was that all the details of getting from Zambia to Botswana, and throughout the trip occurred flawlessly! I was a bit nervous traveling with just my husband but she guaranteed we would never be left "alone" and would be met everywhere as we passed from one point to the next and it was perfect! I would highly recommend Expert Africa. We loved the ability to travel independently, but still feel connected and safe throughout the journey.

When we were leaving Sandibe Camp one of the women who worked there said their is an expression in Africa; "Once the dust of Africa settles in your soul, you can never get it out."

Well it is in my soul, and we will return!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Definitely update the website on Sandibe with new photos, etc. Otherwise continue the excellent work and service. We hope to again go back to Botswana in the future....the high cost, but low impact of people is the best way to be on safari. We never saw more than two other vehicles in the bush and they are only allowed to have three at a sighting.

We also embrace and respect so much that Botswana is now a 100% "no kill" country that is working hard to protect the animals. I will always encourage others to spend their safari dollars in this country where the government understands the value of their animals and eco-system.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Royal Livingstone Hotel, Zambia
9-Sep-2014 review: Royal Livingstone Hotel review
Lebala Camp, Botswana
11-Sep-2014 review: Lebala Camp review
Sandibe Safari Lodge, Botswana
14-Sep-2014 review: Sandibe Safari Lodge review
Little Vumbura, Botswana
17-Sep-2014 review: Little Vumbura review