Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Dr K & Mr M from Australia

Southern african tour

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe between 27-Oct-2015 and 18-Nov-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


This trip was a great introduction to Africa! The amount of preparation and information provided by Expert Africa meant that there was very little that we had to worry about, but still felt that we were in control of our own adventure.

Overall our highlights were exploring the sand dunes at Sossusvlei, our day trip out of Swakopmund to Sandwich Harbour, the wildlife at Etosha NP, the village life and waterways of the Caprivi Strip and the up close and personal experience of Camp Hwange.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We were incredibly impressed with the service we got from Maruska, she put together our trip at very short notice, was always quick to respond to emails, and seemed incredibly knowledgeable when we spoke to her on the phone. We would happily recommend her and Expert Africa to anyone wanting to book a trip to Africa.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Rivendell Guesthouse, Namibia
27-Oct-2015 review: Rivendell was a nice base in Windhoek
Agama River Camp
28-Oct-2015 review: Agama was a great first taste of real Africa
Sandfields Guesthouse, Namibia
30-Oct-2015 review: Friendly, helpful, and amazing breakfast!
Doro Nawas, Namibia
2-Nov-2015 review: Beautiful rooms at Doro Nawas
Etosha Safari Camp, Namibia
4-Nov-2015 review: Relaxed and social atmosphere
Halali Camp, Namibia
5-Nov-2015 review: Underwhelming accomodation but great location
Onguma Bush Camp, Namibia
6-Nov-2015 review: Absolutely exemplary in all aspects
Ngepi Camp
7-Nov-2015 review: Relaxed place to chill out
Mazambala Island Lodge, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
10-Nov-2015 review: Excellent birding but limited flexibility
Chobe Safari Lodge, Botswana
11-Nov-2015 review: Big-scale safari tourism
Sprayview Hotel, Zimbabwe
13-Nov-2015 review: Comfortable hotel, but not ideal location
Camp Hwange, Zimbabwe
14-Nov-2015 review: Feeling part of the safari family
Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe
17-Nov-2015 review: Victoria Falls Hotel review
Excursion Overall rating
Coast and Sandwich Harbour, Namibia
31-Oct-2015 review: A true highlight of our African adventure!
Kayaking with seals, Namibia
1-Nov-2015 review: Great day out with the seals