Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms V - Oslo


My Jun 2017 trip

On this trip, I visited South Africa & Zambia between 9-Jun-2017 and 17-Jun-2017 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had a wonderful stay in Zambia, only wished it could have lasted longer... We had only one problem and that was due to the delayed KLM flight from Oslo to Amsterdam which made us miss our connecting flight to Johannesburg. Consequently we lost an entire day of our safari. Fortunately, we got very efficient and professional help from Megan at Expert Africa; she did the necessart re-bookings and informed Musekese Camp of our one day delay.

We were very pleased with both of the camps we were staying, indeed, at Tafika we had stayed before and knew its high standard. All the transfers went without problems, we were met by representatives of the camps at the airports and transported safely to the camps. Everything was well organized.

Of course, quite a few hours were spent travelling from one camp to the other, but that is only what has to be expected when you like to visit places that are really remote. The good thing about all our hours on the road, was that we felt we saw a lot of the country, which is interesting in itself.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
9-Jun-2017 review: A very good hotel
ExcellentExcellent
Musekese Camp, Zambia
10-Jun-2017 review: Musekese Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Tafika, Zambia
13-Jun-2017 review: Tafika has everything.
ExcellentExcellent

Our Zambia trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 6-Jul-2014 and 15-Jul-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

As you will understand from my comments, we were very satisfied with our trip. However there are a couple of minor issues that I would like to mention. First, in our voucher for the River Club, you write that a visit to Livingstone museum is included in the price. However, the lady responsible for our activities at the River Club simply said that It was not, that Expert Africa had made a mistake, and consequently charged the sum to our account. It was not a big sum, but it irritated me at the time.

Then there was an inaccuracy concerning our transfer from Shiwa to Tafika. We were supposed to go via Mfuwe, but we realized that there had to be a misunderstanding and we could go direct by air to Tafika. This was however, easily cleared up.

Finally, as you will know, I have to mention the delayed arrival of our travel documents. As you know they arrived only a week before departure. How that can be avoided, I don't know.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
The River Club, Zambia
7-Jul-2014 review: Beautiful and luxurious
ExcellentExcellent
Shiwa Ng'andu, Zambia
9-Jul-2014 review: A fascinating and wonderful place
ExcellentExcellent
Tafika, Zambia
12-Jul-2014 review: Everything was done to make our stay great
ExcellentExcellent