Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Jane from Colne


My Sep 2018 trip

On this trip, I visited Kenya, Tanzania & Zanzibar between 19-Sep-2018 and 30-Sep-2018 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We got the balance of Safari (3 days) and Lazing (6 days) just right and all the properties we stayed at great and as expected.

My reservations about Tanzanian safari are the volume of vehicles around the sighting of a leopard and the crossing; it resembles a traffic jam and the authorities need to place restrictions on the lodges/parks as it did affect the experience.

I would have second thoughts about returning to Tanzania having seen this congestion which I haven't encountered before.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport, Kenya
19-Sep-2018 review: Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport review
GoodGood
Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp, Tanzania
20-Sep-2018 review: Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Kilindi, Zanzibar
23-Sep-2018 review: Privacy and peace at Kilindi
ExcellentExcellent

April 2016

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 1-Apr-2016 and 11-Apr-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

I think in retrospect 5 days in South Luangwa in two river camps 45mins apart was 2 days too many and I should probably have tried Kafue/Malawi for half the trip so we had a change of habitat.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Luangwa River Camp, Zambia
4-Apr-2016 review: Luangwa River Camp review
GoodGood
Nkwali, Zambia
6-Apr-2016 review: Nkwali safari
ExcellentExcellent
Royal Livingstone Hotel, Zambia
9-Apr-2016 review: Vic falls option
GoodGood