Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Scots on the wing from UK

Return to Africa

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe between 4-Sep-2015 and 23-Sep-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Nearly all the arrangements for our holiday were perfect. In particular we were very pleased that we decided to go for the private guide option, rather than self drive in Namibia, as we would definitely have missed out on a lot, particularly on bird recognition and other aspects of the Namibian culture.

One point of ambiguity arose in that our package stated "local beverages at each establishment(water, beers, ciders, juice, soft drinks, house wines and local spirits)" were included. However, it was not until our arrival at Andersson's Camp that this was clarified and agreed with Ultimate Safaris after we had been purchasing our own drinks for four nights.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
5-Sep-2015 review: Olive Grove review
Central Guest House, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
6-Sep-2015 review: Central Guest House review
Anderssons Camp, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
9-Sep-2015 review: Floodlit waterhole brilliant
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
11-Sep-2015 review: Mushara Bush Camp review
Galton House, Namibia
13-Sep-2015 review: Wonderful location
Kwara Camp, Botswana
14-Sep-2015 review: Wildlife paradise at Kwara
Muchenje Safari Lodge, Botswana
17-Sep-2015 review: Muchenje's superb escarpment location
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
20-Sep-2015 review: Ilala Lodge review