Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms H & Ms P from BC

Our trip to Africa was awesome!

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zambia between 2-Oct-2014 and 14-Oct-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Our trip was excellent. The itinerary that we Maruska and I put together after much thought and many discussions and emails turned out to be perfect. It would be nice if you could get around more directly from one place to the next, instead of having to continuously go back to the starting airport to go the next place (like Shiwa to Mfuwe - that was good), as the one downside was that there was a LOT of time and energy taken up with travel. And on vacation, time is precious! But regardless, we loved each location we had chosen. The representatives were there to meet us without fail, and were very friendly, competent, and helpful. This was a really big help and allowed me to relax and not have to worry about how to navigate each step in the process.

One guy, who met us in Lusaka, was mixed up about where we were going the next day and caused a bit of angst as I don't think he'd done his homework and didn't know our itinerary like he should have. But it was resolved the next morning with no harm done. Also I should have mentioned that at Luangwa River Camp I requested to not do a game drive with six people, and Yona was incredibly responsive and organized an additional vehicle to keep the numbers down to 2 or 4 per vehicle (and actually ours turned out to be 2 on each drive, which was wonderful). And the only other thing I'd consider mentioning is that when Maruska went on leave, I felt that the ball got dropped a bit. We didn't receive our final package in the mail, didn't receive our guide book to read before leaving, etc. Didn't really end up impacting anything other than the last few days before the trip not being quite as smooth and pleasant as they could have been.

But overall, very very happy with the trip. Thank you Maruska and team!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp, Tanzania
2-Oct-2014 review: Loved Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp!
Kia Lodge
2-Oct-2014 review: Quick overnight at Kia Lodge
Radisson Blu Hotel, Zambia
5-Oct-2014 review: Quick overnight at Radisson Blu in Lusaka
Shiwa Ng'andu, Zambia
6-Oct-2014 review: Shiwa Ng'andu
Luangwa River Camp, Zambia
9-Oct-2014 review: Luangwa River Camp
Avani Victoria Falls, Zambia
12-Oct-2014 review: Zambezi Sun