Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr S & Mrs S from UK


My Sep 2019 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana, South Africa & Zimbabwe between 30-Sep-2019 and 1-Nov-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Overall the trip exceeded my expectations. Victoria Falls was good but the helicopter noise ruined it for me.
The safari camps were brilliant and although one was much richer in terms of game viewings, overall the experience was superb.

We met some lovely people as well as part of the journey...

The only negatives were the crossing from Zimbabwe to Botswana was a mix up as there was not guide there to meet us. The itinerary was not in line with local travel staff. Fortunately a local person, who was not part f the company bailed us out and took us to meet the driver who was waiting somewhere else.

There was also a problem with the itinerary when we tried to get off at Omsdorf airstrip for Duba Explorers, as stated. The pilot was insistent that we needed to get off at Vumbara instead. The was ratified by two people getting onto the plane. So we stayed on the plane and in fact they, and not the itinerary from Expert Africa, were correct.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe
1-Oct-2019 review: Victoria Falls Hotel review
GoodGood
Gomoti Plains Camp, Botswana
3-Oct-2019 review: Gomoti Plains Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Duba Explorers Camp, Botswana
6-Oct-2019 review: Duba Explorers Camp review
GoodGood
Cape Grace, South Africa
9-Oct-2019 review: Cape Grace review
ExcellentExcellent
Excursion Overall rating
Ra-Ikane River Cruise, Zimbabwe
2-Oct-2019 review: Ra-Ikane River Cruise review
ExcellentExcellent

superb honeymoon with some amazing memories

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 27-Jun-2016 and 7-Jul-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Overall, just what we wanted. It would have been nice to see more of the big 5 but my wife saw lots of giraffes and they are her favourite so its ok!

If you are looking to guarantee seeing all the big 5 (especially lions and rhino) then I guess there are better places to go. But if like us, you are looking for the whole authentic experience without hardly seeing another vehicle then this could be for you. Some very magical moments along the way.

The tree house whole experience was very special. Seeing so many animals together by the shores of Lake Manzi, seeing hippos run, meeting two by our path on the way to bed, turning the engine off and just watching troupes of baboons etc play, and so on. The giraffes in huge numbers. Too many things to mention.

Brilliant.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Southern Sun Dar, Tanzania
27-Jun-2016 review: Southern Sun Dar review
AverageAverage
Beho Beho, Tanzania
28-Jun-2016 review: Beho Beho review
ExcellentExcellent
Ras Kutani, Tanzania
3-Jul-2016 review: Ras Kutani review
ExcellentExcellent