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Travel reviews by David from Hales

Hippo trip of a lifetime

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 15-Jul-2016 and 27-Jul-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Despite starting with a downgrade from BA (not Expert Africa's fault, we asked for them because of their Worldtraveller Plus seats - big mistake it turns out - booking 10 months in advance cut no ice) this was a fantastic trip.

The main aim was to see hippos close up and personal and the Kaingo Camp hide provides that, as does the location. Leopard, Painted dogs, lion likes, leopard feeding in trees, lions, hyenas and leopards day and night..... were all a huge bonus for us. The whole experience exceeded our expectations and the promises made in the brochures.

Expert Africa were really helpful with the details (e.g. breaks at Pioneer Camp & Victoria Falls) and are currently engaging with BA over the outward downgrade refund.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Pioneer Camp, Zambia
16-Jul-2016 review: Good for a stopover before going on to Luanga
Kaingo Camp, Zambia
17-Jul-2016 review: Kaingo Camp review
Mwamba Bushcamp, Zambia
21-Jul-2016 review: Mwamba Bushcamp review
Avani Victoria Falls, Zambia
24-Jul-2016 review: Avani Victoria Falls review