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Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs D from London


An amazing second trip to Namibia

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 23-Aug-2019 and 5-Sep-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Our second visit to Namibia and every bit as good as the first with spectacular scenery and a very high standard of accommodation.

Peter, our guide/ driver was excellent and added to our experience. The activities were varied and we saw more wildlife than expected. Kolmanskop was excellent but the tour to Elisabeth Bay was an unnecessary add on in our view. We had a very uninspiring guide (Helmut) and would have enjoyed more time at Kolmanskop instead. Peter picked up our frustration with the guide but it wasn’t appropriate for him to do anything at the time.

We are already thinking about another trip!

Feedback response

We are delighted that these travellers had such a successful trip. This said we understand that the Elizabeth Bay trip wasn't quite as successful as we would have expected. Unfortunately the usual guide was unavailable for their trip and the stand-in wasn't up to the standard we expect. We try very hard to ensure the trips and extras we offer as high quality and add to our travellers trip experience.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
River Crossing, Namibia
24-Aug-2019 review: Ideal First Night Stop
ExcellentExcellent
Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge, Namibia
25-Aug-2019 review: Great stay and Trans Kalahari Walk
ExcellentExcellent
Fish River Lodge, Namibia
27-Aug-2019 review: Amazing location on the brink of the Canyon
ExcellentExcellent
Eagle's Nest, Namibia
30-Aug-2019 review: A unique stay at The Rock
ExcellentExcellent
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge, Namibia
1-Sep-2019 review: The Perfect Finale at Wolwedans
ExcellentExcellent

Return to Kichaka- in the green

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 29-Apr-2016 and 7-May-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Excellent

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Serena Hotel Dar, Tanzania
29-Apr-2016 review: Comfortable night in Serena Hotel Dar
ExcellentExcellent
Kichaka Expeditions, Tanzania
30-Apr-2016 review: Return to Kichaka- in the green
ExcellentExcellent
The Slipway, Tanzania
7-May-2016 review: Old world charm on the waterfront
ExcellentExcellent

Excellent Trip

On this trip, I visited Kenya & Tanzania between 5-Sep-2015 and 18-Sep-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Everything we hoped for!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Macushla House, Kenya
5-Sep-2015 review: Comfortable and friendly stay
ExcellentExcellent
Kichaka Expeditions, Tanzania
7-Sep-2015 review: Beyond Unique!
ExcellentExcellent
Chole Mjini Lodge, Tanzania
14-Sep-2015 review: A Rare Return Visit
ExcellentExcellent

Fantastic trip to Tanzania

On this trip, I visited Kenya & Tanzania between 18-Sep-2010 and 2-Oct-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Brilliant ; one of the best holidays we've
ever had . Beho Beho and Chole Mjini
are two of the best places we've ever
stayed anywhere . Overall a great combination
of sea and safari , luxury and outdoor life .

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No contine as you are ! Expert Africa seems
to have a good reputation with the camps .
Continue offering the breadth of choice you do
including places like Chole Mjini .
We're keen on Zimbabwe next !!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Beho Beho, Tanzania
18-Sep-2010 review: Beho Beho - a luxury home on safari
ExcellentExcellent
Sand Rivers Camp, Tanzania
22-Sep-2010 review: Great stay at Sand Rivers
ExcellentExcellent
Sand Rivers fly-camping, Tanzania
23-Sep-2010 review: Blown away by fly camping at Sand Rivers
ExcellentExcellent
Sand Rivers Camp, Tanzania
25-Sep-2010 review: See previous feedback on Sand Rivers
ExcellentExcellent
Chole Mjini Lodge, Tanzania
25-Sep-2010 review: Chole Mjini: an amazing experience
ExcellentExcellent
Pole Pole, Tanzania
28-Sep-2010 review: Island luxury at Pole Pole
ExcellentExcellent
Macushla House, Kenya
1-Oct-2010 review: Macushla House
GoodGood

My Oct 2009 trip

On this trip, I visited Malawi between 2-Oct-2009 and 13-Oct-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

A great trip which exceeded our expectations.

We loved Malawi and the friendliness of the people. Also it was very interesting to see more of everyday life and the country on the transfers between lodges. Also the small numbers of tourists enhanced the experience.

Suggestions for improvements:

I think you deliver what you set out to; real expertise on Africa. Wilderness are very efficient and have excellent people, which makes the experience really special.

We will be travelling with you again; the question is where next?!.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ku Chawe Inn, Malawi
3-Oct-2009 review: Ku Chawe Inn review
GoodGood
Mvuu Wilderness Lodge, Malawi
5-Oct-2009 review: Mvuu Wilderness Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Danforth Lodge, Malawi
8-Oct-2009 review: Danforth Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Mumbo Island, Malawi
10-Oct-2009 review: Mumbo Island review
ExcellentExcellent

An excellent holiday in Namibia

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 20-Sep-2007 and 3-Oct-2007 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We loved the country and landscape and would like to go back to do more camping and discover new areas.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kulala Wilderness Camp, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
20-Sep-2007 review: Enjoyable stay at Kulala
GoodGood
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
22-Sep-2007 review: Haven in Swakopmund!
ExcellentExcellent
Damaraland Camping Trail
24-Sep-2007 review: Definitely the highlight of our trip.
ExcellentExcellent
Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia
28-Sep-2007 review: Palmwag Rhino Camp
GoodGood
Ongava Tented Camp, Namibia
30-Sep-2007 review: Ongava tented camp
ExcellentExcellent
Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
2-Oct-2007 review: Okanjima Afrocat foundation
ExcellentExcellent