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Travel reviews by Mr R from Halifax

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

Zimbabwe Safari Sept. 2015

Zimbabwe between 6 Sep 2015 and 20 Sep 2015

Trip rating: Excellent
"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."

Ilala Lodge

Ilala Lodge

"Best place to stay at Victoria Falls"

2 nights Arrived 7 Sep 2015
"Friendly & helpfull staff, clean comfortable rooms, good food in a beautifull open air restaurant and close enough to the falls to see the spray.

All this plus Warthogs on the lawn.....fantastic!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Somalisa Camp

Somalisa Camp

"A Great Safari Experience"

3 nights Arrived 9 Sep 2015
"The staff & the food were excellent. The accommodation is amazing. It renders the description "Tent" completely inadequate.

We saw abundant & varied wildlife especially around the waterholes and, if you like Elephants, then this is the place to be.

There is a waterhole less than 100yds from the camp with a constant stream of Elephants coming down for a mud bath and a plunge pool 10ft away were all the Elephants come to drink!

A special thanks must go to our guide Calvet, who was simply superb."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Rhino Safari Camp

Rhino Safari Camp

"A Great Safari Camp"

3 nights Arrived 12 Sep 2015
"The Camp is in a great location, right on the edge of Lake Kariba, and we loved the accommodation. It is raised on high platforms & open sided. The staff and the food were very good and the guide, Stephen was excellent.

We saw Elephant, Impala, Hippos & Crocs but the rest of the wildlife is quite scarce and very hard to see."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Average
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Average
Zambezi Expeditions

Zambezi Expeditions

"Great Safari with Zambezi Life Styles"

4 nights Arrived 15 Sep 2015
"Zambezi Life Styles is a bush camp but the food and the service provided is first class.

The camp staff are excellent, and the Game drives & walks led by the amazing Lovemore were fantastic.

We had Elephants in camp during the day and Lions in camp at night, along with the occasional Hyaena.

All this and canoeing on the Zambezi River....Wonderful"
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Good

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