Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Dr A, B & B - San Diego


5-Jul-2016 to 4-Aug-2016

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia & South Africa between 15-Jul-2016 and 4-Aug-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Have nothing to add beyond writing that Maruska was tremendous to work with. Well done!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

The only suggestion would be to have people drive out the east gate of Etosha (which we did) and south through Otavi on the way to Mundulea Reserve, rather than you suggested departure through the south date of Etosha. Although more gravel road, you see more game.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
15-Jul-2016 review: City Lodge OR Tambo
GoodGood
Lebala Camp, Botswana
16-Jul-2016 review: Lebala Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Little Kwara, Botswana
18-Jul-2016 review: Little Kwara
ExcellentExcellent
Villa Violet, Namibia
20-Jul-2016 review: Villa Violet
GoodGood
Vingerklip Lodge, Namibia
21-Jul-2016 review: Vingerklip Lodge
AverageAverage
Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia
22-Jul-2016 review: Desert Rhino Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Doro Nawas, Namibia
25-Jul-2016 review: Doro Nawas
AverageAverage
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Namibia
26-Jul-2016 review: Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
29-Jul-2016 review: Okaukuejo Camp
AverageAverage
Mundulea Reserve, Namibia
31-Jul-2016 review: Mundulea Reserve
ExcellentExcellent
Villa Violet, Namibia
3-Aug-2016 review: Villa Violet
ExcellentExcellent

Tanzania 2014

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 29-Jul-2014 and 12-Aug-2014 and I travelled with 3 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Excellent. Have not written much about the parks. While we are glad we visited Ngorongoro and lake Manyara (one person visited these over 30 years ago and they were much different) we would not not return to either. Tarangire, North Serengeti, and Ruaha were all great in their own ways and very much worth the visit, if we were to return we would explore different parts of the very large, diverse, and less trammeled Ruaha. Even with any minor complaints we would do it all again just as it occurred. We have a short slide show (with small camera) should you want a copy. Although we know people were trying to please and we saw the good side, everyone we met was very friendly and clearly took pride in what their country and people had to offer. NB: With a few exceptions, when you asked, you could get quite good, strong coffee rather than the instant coffee often served. Interesting for a major coffee-producing nation. We would consider Expert Africa for any future Africa travel, perhaps Namibia.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
Not much to say here. It was really Ellie who walked us through the process. Well done Ellie.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Onsea House, Tanzania
30-Jul-2014 review: Onsea House review
ExcellentExcellent
Oliver's Camp, Tanzania
1-Aug-2014 review: Oliver's Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Gibb's Farm, Tanzania
4-Aug-2014 review: Gibb's Farm review
ExcellentExcellent
Olakira, Tanzania
6-Aug-2014 review: Olakira Mara - Ndutu Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Mwagusi Safari Camp, Tanzania
9-Aug-2014 review: Mwagusi Safari Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Southern Sun Dar, Tanzania
12-Aug-2014 review: Southern Sun Dar review
ExcellentExcellent