Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms N from London


My Aug 2018 trip

On this trip, I visited Kenya between 23-Aug-2018 and 31-Aug-2018 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

My trip was brilliant!

Combining Kicheche Laikipia and Kicheche Mara provided variety and also continuity in their shared ethos of commitment to the animals, environment, local community and to their guests being cared for and to providing the best possible guiding experience. Both conservancies offer lovely landscape and a great variety and number of animals.

Expert Africa (Richard!) organized the trip so well and thoroughly that, travelling alone, I felt continually looked after.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport, Kenya
23-Aug-2018 review: Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport review
ExcellentExcellent
Kicheche Laikipia, Kenya
24-Aug-2018 review: Kicheche Laikipia review
ExcellentExcellent
Kicheche Mara, Kenya
27-Aug-2018 review: Kicheche Mara review
ExcellentExcellent
Excursion Overall rating
Safari in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
29-Aug-2018 review: Safari in Maasai Mara National Reserve review
GoodGood

This was a truly magical experience

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 24-Aug-2016 and 2-Sep-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

The joy of being in the wilderness is superb in the South Luwangwa Valley - empty of people and full of animals and atmosphere.

The river brings a powerful sense of life to the surroundings, as well, of course, as bringing all the life of animals in and around it. The regular night drives are spectacular with the variety and number of animals we saw - leopards every night, prides of lions, porcupines, grazing hippos.

The hides at Nsefu and especially at Mwamba gave an unsurpassed experience of closeness and connection with the animals. And the Zambian guides who know every inch of the terrain and every creature were wonderful - so relaxed and friendly and generous of themselves and their expertise.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No suggestions for improvement because everything was as great as it could possibly have been.

Chris was, of course, exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful and generous with his time in the original planning of the trip.

Megan Ingoldby was very efficient and following up with the detailed planning and bookings etc. And when Megan left Claire picked it up and helped us beautifully - and spectacularly in the instance of our missed flight - so full accolades to her for instantaneous responsiveness and effectiveness! And I think we have several other members of staff whose names we don't know to profusely thank for that too. And thanks to Claire and all of you for not once letting out the slightest suggestion that we were the complete idiots that we were!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Nsefu, Zambia
25-Aug-2016 review: Superb Safari at Nsefu
ExcellentExcellent
Robin Pope Safaris bush-camp, Zambia
27-Aug-2016 review: Robin Pope Safaris bush-camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Nsefu, Zambia
28-Aug-2016 review: Nsefu review
ExcellentExcellent
Mwamba Bushcamp, Zambia
29-Aug-2016 review: Wonderful Wilderness Experience at Mwamba
ExcellentExcellent