Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr C & Ms B from Colorado

My Jun 2016 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Namibia between 6-Jun-2016 and 24-Jun-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


In short, we felt like we had died and gone to heaven (and one of us almost pulled it off and went!). Maruska's expert advice, planning, and execution fulfilled our dreams and concepts of the perfect African safari. This unforgettable holiday started with us being whisked through the diplomatic lanes (by the delightful Wilderness Safari representative) in the Windhoek airport, and every experience that followed caused us to continually pinch ourselves ( I, 54 years old, even did cartwheels after sliding down the roaring dunes on the way to the skeleton coast).

Although we never imagined we would need to contact Maruska or Expert African on our trip, a surprise, unfortunate medical emergency caused Maruska to be contacted by our private guide Andrew Harkness. She immediately emailed me, expressing her sincere concerns and willingness to help in any way possible. She expediently helped me with the documentation of the cancelled portion of our trip, and all of her follow up communication has demonstrated her exceptional professionalism and her personal touch. We highly recommend her services and would use her again in a heartbeat!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
We think you have a sterling operation, which we will recommend to everyone we know who is considering a trip to Africa. Thank you Chris McIntyre for your guide books and for heading this superlative travel service!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
6-Jun-2016 review: Olive Grove review
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
7-Jun-2016 review: Kulala Desert Lodge review
Wolwedans Dune Camp, Namibia
8-Jun-2016 review: Wolwedans Dune Camp review
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Namibia
10-Jun-2016 review: Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp review
Ongava Lodge, Namibia
14-Jun-2016 review: Ongava Lodge review
Royal Tree Lodge, Botswana
17-Jun-2016 review: Royal Tree Lodge review
Botswana Private Mobile Safari, Botswana
18-Jun-2016 review: Botswana Private Mobile Safari review