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Travel reviews by G & L from Washington DC

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

5

Excursions taken

0

2 terrific weeks in Zambia

Zambia between 22 Aug 2016 and 4 Sep 2016

Trip rating: Excellent
"A terrific trip in all respects. Wonderful camps. Terrific game drives, hikes, canoeing and fishing.

We would highly recommend our itinerary to anyone thinking about a trip to Zambia.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We worked with Lucy at Expert Africa to plan our 14 day trip through Zambia. Lucy was terrific to work with. She knows Zambia and the various camps. She is super responsive. I really can not say enough good things about working with Lucy and the itinerary we put together with her assistance.

We loved each and every camp. The connections were perfect. Not a single issue or complaint over the 2 week trip. We look forward to working with her in the near future to plan a trip to Botswana.

Once again, I would highly recommend Lucy and Expert Africa. I will be a repeat customer."

Arranged By Lucy Copson


Mchenja Bushcamp

Mchenja Bushcamp

"Wonderful visit"

2 nights Arrived 22 Aug 2016
"Spent two nights here in the latter part of August.

Great setting on the river with all of the hippos. Very comfortable camp in all respects.

Great game drives and hikes....we saw all that we expected. The highlight was a leopard in the tree with his kill.

Wished we could have spent more than 2 nights. Highly recommend this camp."
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
Food
Excellent
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Tafika

Tafika

"A wonderful experience"

3 nights Arrived 24 Aug 2016
"I really can not say enough great things about Tafika. I had read so much about this camp and my expectations were high. My expectations were met and even exceeded.

The Coppingers really understand how to run a camp. Terrific experiences with the entire staff - Bryan, Issac, Alex, Lloyd, Rona and others that I have surely forgotten. While the cats were scarce the 3 nights that Lynette and I were there, the guides worked hard to make up for the absence of the cats. The highlight was a pack of wild dogs and pups.

We had a superb experience at Tafika and hope to return some day. I can highly, highly recommend Tafika to anyone considering a Zambian safari. A must do experience."
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Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Chiawa Camp

Chiawa Camp

"Absolutely terrific"

3 nights Arrived 27 Aug 2016
"Much like Tafika, I had read a great deal about Chiawa and Old Mondoro. I wondered if each could live up to all that I had read. They did and more.

Chiawa is set at an absolutely beautiful spot on the Zambezi River. The camp and the "tents" are well done...the "tents" border on the luxurious. Lots of wildlife right around the camp including many elephants.

The staff - including Daniel, Joshua, Warwick, Marshall, James and Clement and others that I have forgotten did everything possible to make our stay memorable. The highlight was time spent on the river with Lynette catching a 30 pound Vundu catfish and my catching a 10 pound tiger fish. Lots of lions, elephants, etc...never a dull moment.

Much like Tafika, we hope to return to Chiawa and Old Mondoro sometime.

Again, I can highly, highly recommend Chiawa and Old Mondoro to anyone considering a Zambian safari. You will not be disappointed."
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Food
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Facilities
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Old Mondoro Bushcamp

Old Mondoro Bushcamp

"Superb stay"

2 nights Arrived 30 Aug 2016
"We spent 2 nights here at Old Mondoro after having spent 3 nights at the sister camp Chiawa. While not nearly as luxurious as Chiawa, Old Mondoro has its own special charm that makes for a very enjoyable experience.

Lynette did a canoe trip both here and at Chiawa and still raves about the experience. Jonathan and Karen - the managers - were great hosts and fun to spend time with. James and Sebastien were the guides and worked hard to find plentiful game on our drives. I spent a couple of hours on the river with Ruben fishing for the elusive tiger fish.

All in all a wonderful experience with a great (and fun) team at Old Mondoro."
Excellent
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Excellent
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Rooms
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Food
Excellent
Facilities
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The River Club

The River Club

"Paradise on the Zambezi"

3 nights Arrived 1 Sep 2016
"Lynette and I ended our 2 week safari with a 3 night stay here at The River Club. Words can not begin to describe this wonderful facility on the banks of the Zambezi.

We have had the opportunity to stay at some terrific places over the years and The River Club ranks very near the top in all respects - a beautiful setting, superb guest rooms, and a super friendly staff. Really can not say enough good things about the staff here and how attentive they are from Peter, Ingrid, Charmaine, Naomi, Gilbert, Mack, Davies, KK and Mercy. So friendly.

We used The River Club as a base to see Victoria Falls and explore the river with Mack. The River Club should be an absolute must stay for anyone visiting the Livingstone/ Victoria Falls area. We will absolutely return toThe River Club. Some day. It is truly that good."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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