Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms M from Ontario

Fantastic trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia, Rwanda & South Africa between 27-Jul-2016 and 14-Aug-2016 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:


Thanks to Maruska for handling so many details and planning out a memorable experience for us. Maruska thought of absolutely everything and was so responsive to our questions. In all cases she got back to us within hours of receiving an email. I would not hesitate to have her plan future trips.

I have already recommended Expert Africa to friends.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
Not really. Everything was amazing! Only place I would skip is Halali and spend more time at Ungomo, which I think Maruska tried for but wasn't able to get for us.

I would have preferred to be told exactly what to tip and to prepare envelopes in advance. the tipping protocols were somewhat overwhelming.
Here's an example: the literature told us to tip at b and b places at the end of the trip, using the tip box. But when someone carried our bags, it was clear that they expected a tip. this left us awkwardly fumbling for change and trying to figure out local currency on the spot.

Don't know how to fix this.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Rwanda
27-Jul-2016 review: Gorilla Mountain View Lodge
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
29-Jul-2016 review: City Lodge
Kalahari Anib Lodge, Namibia
30-Jul-2016 review: kalahari
Desert Homestead, Namibia
31-Jul-2016 review: Desert Homestead
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
2-Aug-2016 review: Sam's
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge, Namibia
5-Aug-2016 review: Twfelfontein
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
7-Aug-2016 review: Fantastic Waterhole
Halali Camp, Namibia
9-Aug-2016 review: halili
Onguma Bush Camp, Namibia
10-Aug-2016 review: Ongumu
Etango Ranch Guest Farm, Namibia
11-Aug-2016 review: Etango
Abbey Manor
12-Aug-2016 review: Abbey Manor
Excursion Overall rating
Gorilla Trekking Safari, Rwanda
28-Jul-2016 review: Gorilla tracking
Kayaking with seals, Namibia
3-Aug-2016 review: kayaking
Coast and Sandwich Harbour, Namibia
4-Aug-2016 review: Berger was wonderful!