Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Chris & Ammi from USA

Five Stars for Expert Africa

On this trip, I visited Botswana, South Africa & Zimbabwe between 18-May-2016 and 30-May-2016 and I travelled with 3 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


It exceeded our expectations for just about everything.

For your adventurist guest, when staying in Victoria falls, take a rafting trip on the Zambezi river and don't forget to do the Gorge swing if you don't have a heart condition! Botswana may be more expensive that other African countries for you Safari, but if you are concerned about the well being of the local people, we have been told that your money actually goes to free health care and education for their people. The Zero tolerance for poaching by the government appears to be working.

Its a very special place and without recommendations from Maruska Adye of Expert Africa, we would have never known what we were missing.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

You need to update the info on laundry. There is no limits on what they wash. Shinde, Okuti and Muchenjie all provided flash lights and had plenty of medical supplies. No need to supplement this when trying to keep baggage to a minimum. Trip itinerary was flawless. All of the connections to and from camps, while "open" went off like clock work.

Thanks Again Maruska!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
18-May-2016 review: short stay at airport hotel
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
19-May-2016 review: Great Victoria Falls Hotel
Muchenje Safari Lodge, Botswana
21-May-2016 review: Nice, Intimate Chobe Safari Lodge
Okuti, Botswana
23-May-2016 review: Number One in Our Safari Book - Moremi Camp
Shinde Camp, Botswana
26-May-2016 review: Great Safari at Shinde Camp
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
29-May-2016 review: Transfer Hotel