Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Piotr & Glen from London


Our trip was absolutely one of the best!

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe between 24-Nov-2017 and 13-Dec-2017 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

The entire trip was excellent and once again we really were so happy with the service and preparation provided by Sabina and her colleagues at Expert Africa.

We also ended the holiday with a self-organised further 3 days in Kruger in South Africa, spending time and seeing incredible animals there too, with our friends from Cape Town, so in its entirety our holiday was by far one of the best we have ever had in this part of the world.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Keep doing the good job.

And - although more on the joking side - perhaps advise in more detail customers who plan to drive in Botswana about the speed limits and how strictly they are checked (and penalised!) by the Botswana police. Also, worth advising that sometimes the speed limit will be reduced from 120 to 60 in a very short distance which almost can make it impossible to get under 60 - I was done for this although doing only 67, had my licence retained (in Gumari) while I drove to the cash machine to extract Pula to pay the fine. And the potholes on Botswana roads - this was something I have never seen before and so worth tipping off the drivers to pay really close attention to them, as they can be really dangerous if you are not careful!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
River Crossing, Namibia
25-Nov-2017 review: Great place to rest after long flights
GoodGood
Kalahari Arms Hotel, Botswana
26-Nov-2017 review: OK stop-over en-route to Okavango Panhandle
AverageAverage
Nxamaseri Lodge, Botswana
27-Nov-2017 review: Superb and private hideaway
ExcellentExcellent
Divava Okavango Lodge & Spa, Namibia
29-Nov-2017 review: Nice place for 1 night stay
GoodGood
Lianshulu Lodge, Namibia
30-Nov-2017 review: Fabulous setting and a great host
ExcellentExcellent
Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge, Namibia
2-Dec-2017 review: Great alternative type accommodation & safari
ExcellentExcellent
Garden Lodge, Botswana
4-Dec-2017 review: Great location, food, hosts & activities
ExcellentExcellent
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
6-Dec-2017 review: Very comfortable place to stay
GoodGood

Outstanding honeymoon and a wonderful country

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 21-Nov-2015 and 5-Dec-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Although we have traveled in South Africa numerous times before, this was our first ever trip to Namibia, and we are extremely happy that we have chosen to go there for our honeymoon.

The entire trip was absolutely wonderful and memorable, with some of the camps that we stayed at being absolutely wonderful in terms of their location, activities, quality of service, friendliness and welcoming of the staff - these were Little Kulala, Desert Rhino Camp and Okonjima Plains Camp.

Everything was so finely organised by Expert Africa, we found the instructions, information so helpful and we really couldn't fault the preparation that we received from Sabina.

We will certainly be going back to Namibia, as we feel we only got to see such a small part of this wonderful, friendly and beautiful country.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Nothing really, as the service we received from Sabina was excellent.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Galton House, Namibia
21-Nov-2015 review: Very comfortable after a long flight
ExcellentExcellent
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
22-Nov-2015 review: Excellent location, slightly funny check-in
GoodGood
Little Kulala, Namibia
23-Nov-2015 review: Wonderful lodge - cannot fault anything
ExcellentExcellent
Central Guest House, Namibia
25-Nov-2015 review: In great location for Swakopmund city walks
GoodGood
Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
27-Nov-2015 review: Wonderful location and a great concept
GoodGood
Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia
28-Nov-2015 review: The best part of our trip
ExcellentExcellent
Hobatere Lodge, Namibia
30-Nov-2015 review: Nice place though a little tired looking
GoodGood
Ongava Lodge, Namibia
1-Dec-2015 review: Lovely location but not great on service
AverageAverage
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
3-Dec-2015 review: Wonderful place to end our holiday in Namibia
ExcellentExcellent