Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs B from Witney
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
South Luangwa 22 Oct to 12 Nov 2022
Zambia between 22 Oct 2022 and 12 Nov 2022
With all wildlife you can never guarantee what you will see, and it is very much dependent on time of year and weather conditions. Overall, we had an abundant and excellent wildlife experience to make for a really great safari, and one we will never forget! In particular the numerous sightings of leopard, a tiny lion cub being carried out of the bush by its mother, and a pack of 31 wild dogs! I could go on, but there is too much to mention!!
This trip was a long time coming – originally booked pre-pandemic for travel in November 2022 – it was so good to get back to the bush!
We would like to thank both Expert Africa and The Bushcamp Company for happily deferring our trip not just once, but twice, through the pandemic, and the changes to the itineraries it involved. And also, to Chris from Expert Africa, for taking time out to reply to me whilst he was on holiday, to reassure us everything was covered should another outbreak/variant occur. This allowed us to relax a bit more and look forward to a return to Africa after a 3-year absence!"
Arranged By Lucy Copson
"Mfuwe Lodge 23 to 25 October 2022"
"Kuyenda Bushcamp 25 to 29 October 2022"
"Kapamba Bushcamp 29 Oct to 4 Nov 2022"
"Chindeni 4 to 8 November 2022"
"Mfuwe Lodge 8 to 10 November 2022"
"Pioneer Camp 10 to 11 November 2022"
Namibia trip 2019
Namibia between 20 Oct 2019 and 13 Nov 2019
We were keen to visit in 2019, and Tom Morris worked extremely hard to come up with a workable itinerary. This he managed to do, keeping our trip to the area we had originally planned, encompassing some of the accommodation we had wanted and also introducing some new ones. The itinerary worked very well and gave us a mix of self-drive and guided drives.
Thank you Tom for once again organising another excellent trip for us."
Erongo Wilderness Lodge
"Erongo Wilderness Lodge review"
"Halali Camp review"
"Mountain Lodge Review"
"Hobatere Lodge review"
Desert Rhino Camp
"Great stay at Desert Rhino Camp"
Okonjima Plains Camp
"Okonjima Plains Camp review"
Excellent trip to Hwange
Zimbabwe between 25 Oct 2018 and 17 Nov 2018
Expert Africa is very efficient and Tom took into account everything we wanted from the outset, spending some time to juggle things around to fit in with timings, availability and budget.
We were looking for small basic bush camps and the 4 camps we stayed in ranged from the more basic to those with slightly more comfort. Each provided their own unique experience, and even the more basic camps were extremely comfortable.
In a country that is currently experiencing a food and fuel shortage, it is unbelievable how these camps still manage to keep providing such an excellent service. And how they manage to provide such good food and in such quantities. We have both come back several pounds heavier!!
In all the camps, the staff were efficient and friendly and the guiding was exceptional. It was great to see that people living and working in that environment all the time are still so passionate about the wildlife around them. The available activities such as game drives, walks, and using the hides, gave a good variety, and made for an excellent experience with some extremely close encounters with the wildlife!
With all wildlife you can never guarantee what you will see, and it is very much dependent on time of year and weather conditions. Overall we had an abundant and excellent wildlife experience to make for a really great safari, and one we will never forget!
Apart from the wildlife survey list of species, we did see several other species that we would count as notable ‘sightings’, such as: some magnificent kudu, tortoise, honey badger, reedbuck, tsessebe, waterbuck, bat-eared fox, wild cat."
"A truly wild experience"
Bomani Tented Lodge
"Great time at Bomani"
Hwange Bush Camp
"Brilliant time at Hwange bush camp"
"Somalisa Expeditions: a lovely location"
My October 2014 trip to Selous & Ruaha
Tanzania between 1 Oct 2014 and 17 Oct 2014
We have been on many safaris over the years, both organized and independently, and this one has met all our expectations. It was good to be in a more remote area of Tanzania with a real feeling of being right in the bush with elephants brushing past your tent in the daytime and lions calling from right behind the tent a night!!
It was great to be able to maximize the amount of game viewing time, particularly at Mdonya Old River camp where there was the opportunity to go on full day game drives.
Staff in all of the camps were friendly and helpful, and we had excellent guides and drivers that contributed greatly to our safari experience.
Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
Although we have been on many safaris over the years, this was our first time using Expert Africa. We were impressed by the service and prompt responses to the questions we had.
Thank you to James for suggestions to our initial plan of where to stay, and length of stay, and so making it a better safari experience for us."
Lake Manze Adventure Camp
"Great safari at Lake Manzi"
Mdonya Old River Camp