Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs P from Volcano
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
A Fantastic Vacation!
Tanzania between 21 Jul 2018 and 8 Aug 2018
The highlight was our time spent at Kichaka in Ruaha, since walking safaris are our favorite activity. Owner/Guide Andrew Molinare (Moli) gets rave reviews, and deserves every one of them.
We visited 5 parks and camps, with significant travel distances involved. Expert Africa did a fantastic job coordinating all the internal flights with Coastal Aviation, and everything went extremely smoothly."
Arranged By Richard Trillo
"Kichaka is smply the BEST!"
"Great Camp in a Nice Location"
Little Oliver's Camp
"Great Camp in a Beautiful Park"
Namiri Plains Camp
"Home of the Big Cats"
Rubondo Island Camp
"An Island Paradise"
Tanzanian trip, July 2013
Tanzania between 4 Jul 2013 and 21 Jul 2013
The cancellation of the British Air flights to Dar turned out to be a bigger headache than we anticipated. Kenya Air service was not very good and the extra stop and layover time in Nairobi was frustrating. If others are going to Dar I'd suggest looking into other options.
We chose to be driven to Selous rather than fly. But that took 2 long days (7 hours in the car each day). When we arrived in Selous others told us that they often drove to Dar on a different road in about 6 hours. We would have missed Mikumi NP, but there really wasn't enough to see there to justify the longer drive.
We were really disappointed in Jongomero, although others there were very pleased with it. The upscale facilities, pool, etc. were enough to satisfy others (many who seem to be booked into a Siwandu/Jongomero/Ras Kutani trip), most who seemed to be on their first safari. We selected Jongomero because of the great guiding on walks that was supposed to be there. But that guide (Molly) had left. Game there was very skittish and vehicle-shy. After a fantastic 3 days at Kwihala, Jongomero was a real letdown. We took a chance on the place, knowing that Molly had left after we booked it. That turned out to be a mistake.
But on a positive note, our 3 days at Kwihala and 4 days at Chole Mjini were absolutely spectacular and the memories from there are what will stay with us from this trip."
"Just an overnight stay"
"Good stay at Siwandu"
Selous Safari Camp Fly-camping, Tanzania (this camp has since closed)
"Great fly camping experience"
Lodge not featured by Expert Africa
"Best guiding ever!!!!"
Jongomero Walking Safaris
"Good walking safari"
Chole Mjini Lodge
"Great lodge and overall experience"
Zim/Zam was fantastic!
Zambia and 1 other country between 17 Jun 2011 and 4 Jul 2011
This was our second trip to Africa using Expert Africa and we will not hesitate to use them again. Maruska was very helpful, and if she could not answer a specific question, she referred us to Chris. The Expert Africa team really tries to determine your interests and then suggests camps and experiences that will provide you with the best holiday possible!
Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
I really can't think of anything. You guys know the countries and the camps. I especially appreciate that you are careful about trying to match a camp with a client, since we all bring slightly different expectations along with us."
Arranged By Maruska Adye-Rowe
"Tafika Camp Review"
Chikoko Tree Camp
"Chikoko Tree Camp review"
"Crocodile Bushcamp review"
"Fantastic visit to Kawaza Village!"
"Vundu Camp review"
Mana Pools Canoe Trail
"Please see Vundu Camp review"
Kanga Bush Camp
"Kanga Bush Camp review"