Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs V from Essex

Our 2014 Safari trip

On this trip, I visited Kenya & Zambia between 20-Aug-2014 and 31-Aug-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


We had an amazing holiday.Giraffe Manor was a unique experience.The safaris at the two camps were excellent and compared very favourably with our two previous experiences in Botswana and Zimbabwe. For us,the balance of the holiday was right with three days at GM and six on Safari.Safari days are brilliant but exhausting and six days on Safari for us was about right given all the travelling to get there and back.

We highly recommend a Safari holiday to anyone interested in nature and although we had serious doubts about travelling to Kenya,there were no issues for us.

On the negative side the absence of direct flights to Zambia from the UK is clearly an issue as this makes the journey even harder and could easily dissuade people from going.Our friends had to fly to Johannesburg,then to Lusaka,then another flight to Mfewe and finally a two and a half hour drive to the camp.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Giraffe Manor, Kenya
21-Aug-2014 review: Giraffe Manor Review
Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Zambia
24-Aug-2014 review: Taj Pamodzi review
Nsefu, Zambia
25-Aug-2014 review: Nsefu review
Kaingo Camp, Zambia
28-Aug-2014 review: Kaingo camp review