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Travel reviews by Mr R from Halifax

Zimbabwe Safari Sept. 2015

On this trip, I visited Zimbabwe between 6-Sep-2015 and 20-Sep-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Overall we had a great time in Zimbabwe. Hwange National Park and Mana Pools were especially good safari destinations. Somalisa and Zambezi Life Styles were both fantastic and their staff are to be commended.

We were a little disappointed with Matusadona simply from the point of view of the wildlife that we saw. The wildlife here seems to have suffered quite badly from the falling water levels in Lake Kariba. This, combined with trophy hunting, has seen the Lion population in the Park crash. The Black Rhino have also suffered at the hands of poachers (as they have everywhere). Having said this, I must say that Rhino Camp and it`s staff were very good and we did see Elephant, Impala, Hippos & Crocs, and the Bird life is good.

All the Guides at all the camps were excellent. Lovemore at ZLS is a great guide and a real character, and Calvet at Somalisa is superb.

Thanks for a great trip.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
7-Sep-2015 review: Best place to stay at Victoria Falls
Somalisa Camp, Zimbabwe
9-Sep-2015 review: A Great Safari Experience
Rhino Safari Camp, Zimbabwe
12-Sep-2015 review: A Great Safari Camp
Zambezi Expeditions, Zimbabwe
15-Sep-2015 review: Great Safari with Zambezi Life Styles