Travel reviews

Travel reviews by LJ from Ealing

September 2015 a trip beyond measure

On this trip, I visited Zambia & Zimbabwe between 9-Sep-2015 and 21-Sep-2015 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:


This was not my first Safari but it was my first experience of Expert Africa, which I shall be delighted to repeat. The service was attentive from first to last, taking into account the various tastes and preferences of our group, and capably incorporating their travel schedules from various points of origin.

Expert Africa takes its business seriously, paying equal attention to insurance and inoculations as to my more rudimentary questions. They provided a clear, and comprehensible, itinerary as well as a comprehensive checklist, giving me confidence at every stage of my journey. Although this safari entailed a number of locations, travelling between each was smooth and painless - unlike others I have encountered, Expert Africa has its logistics down to a tee. It also enjoys an exceptional range of venues which, as became clear during the trip, are known personally to the Expert Africa team rather than being tied up with some anonymous agency.

Each of the lodges and hotels recommended not only lived up to but exceeded expectations. Not only will I be pleased to book a further excursion but, on the basis of a short conversation after my trip, a colleague has asked for details of who I travelled with. I have had no hesitation in passing the details on.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Luangwa Safari House, Zambia
10-Sep-2015 review: Fabulous house amid teeming wildlife
Chongwe River Camp, Zambia
14-Sep-2015 review: Lap of luxury down by the Chongwe River-side
Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe
18-Sep-2015 review: Edwardian style with 21st Century standards