Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs H Dorset


Kgalagadi Oct 15 visit

On this trip, I visited South Africa between 8-Oct-2015 and 4-Nov-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We have visited many game parks and this one had been our list for a few years. To get to the park is a bit of a trek but well worth it. Don't expect the masses of game you may see elsewhere in Africa but for big cats particularly lions this is the place.

The park has much more of a local feel with the majority of visitors South Africans returning to the park each year. We saw no traffic jams of cars around sightings although I suspect during the peak period of the South African school holidays this may change. Even if you don't venture onto the 4WD routes I'd recommend a 4WD hire car as even the main roads can be very rutted.

If however you do venture down the 4WD routes to the wilderness camps particularly Gharagab it should be a great experience. We travelled in Oct and were expecting high temperatures however we appeared to hit a mini-summer with temperatures in excess of 50 C only dropping to around 30 C at night. There's nothing you can do about this other than be prepared.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Twee Rivieren Rest Camp, South Africa
19-Oct-2015 review: Comfortable camp with good facilities
ExcellentExcellent
Gharagab Wilderness Camp, South Africa
21-Oct-2015 review: Fantastic wilderness experience
ExcellentExcellent
Bitterpan Wilderness Camp, South Africa
23-Oct-2015 review: Not a recommended stop
PoorPoor
Mata Mata Rest Camp, South Africa
25-Oct-2015 review: Nice camp
GoodGood
Twee Rivieren Rest Camp, South Africa
27-Oct-2015 review: A good final stop
ExcellentExcellent
Le Must River Residence, South Africa
28-Oct-2015 review: An idyllic place to stay in Uppington
ExcellentExcellent

A successful trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 21-Sep-2007 and 4-Oct-2007 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We promised ourselves a trip to Zambia for many years & it didn't disappoint.

The walking was the highlight & we can't speak highly enough of Jason, whose knowledge, enthusiasm, sense of humouir & kindness made the trip such a success.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Nkwali, Zambia
22-Sep-2007 review: First day in Zambia at Nkwali
GoodGood
Robin Pope Safaris walking safari, Zambia
25-Sep-2007 review: Convert to walking safaris
ExcellentExcellent
Tena Tena, Zambia
30-Sep-2007 review: Back to relative civilisation at Tena Tena
GoodGood