Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs H from Oxon


Southern Africa

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa & Zambia between 28-Apr-2016 and 15-May-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

GoodGood

All of expert Africa's arrangements went to plan very smoothly. Really enjoyed the trip but think we underestimated the amount of travelling we'd undertaken. Maybe 3 countries was one too many!

Zambia and Botswana in particular were great countries and loved getting to know some of the people we met. Had picked camps with a good chance of lion activity but were not lucky in that regard. Did feel at Vumbura that other jeeps seemed to be having a better experience and that our driver - who was lovely - was low down in the pecking order and perhaps being directed to the quieter areas of the reserve.

Didn't help that for the last 3 or 4 drives we had a community overseer on our trips who didn't speak to us really and it cast a bit of an atmosphere. We actually preferred Machaba which was not what I was expecting! Have passed your brochure to my boss as I can't fault your end of things.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Waterberry Zambezi Lodge, Zambia
29-Apr-2016 review: Waterberry Zambezi Lodge review
GoodGood
Machaba Camp, Botswana
2-May-2016 review: 3 night stay
ExcellentExcellent
Little Vumbura, Botswana
5-May-2016 review: 3 day stay
ExcellentExcellent
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
8-May-2016 review: OVernight
AverageAverage
Coral Lodge, Mozambique
9-May-2016 review: 5 night stay
GoodGood