Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs H from Kent

My Sep 2013 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia, Zambia & Zimbabwe between 20-Sep-2013 and 13-Oct-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


The trip was wonderful from start to finish and thank you to Maruska for her brilliant organisation and in depth knowledge of the region.

The combination of Zambia with Namibia worked very well, as we were able to spend time in one of the prime game viewing areas of Africa as well as have the freedom to see things for ourselves once we had the use of our vehicle. We will be back as soon as we can!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

The only suggestion we would have for improving our itinerary would be to spend 2 days driving across Etosha national park rather than one, and staying in the intermediate camp. This would allow more time for game viewing while making the transit on what were quite rough roads.

On the other hand, the gravel road to Waterberg plateau was much better than expected and only took about 20 minutes to transit.

Overall, we were very glad that we had upgraded from a standard car to a SUV.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Flatdogs Camp, Zambia
21-Sep-2013 review: Brilliant camp
Chikoko Tree Camp, Zambia
25-Sep-2013 review: Perfection
Crocodile Bushcamp, Zambia
26-Sep-2013 review: Perfect
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe
28-Sep-2013 review: Excellent facilities
Garden Lodge, Botswana
30-Sep-2013 review: Friendly
Mazambala Island Lodge, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
2-Oct-2013 review: Friendly and quirky
Nunda River Lodge, Namibia
4-Oct-2013 review: High quality lodge
Hakusembe River Lodge, Namibia
6-Oct-2013 review: Very friendly service
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
7-Oct-2013 review: Boutique meets bush
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
9-Oct-2013 review: Busy and impersonal
Waterberg Camp, Namibia
10-Oct-2013 review: Friendly and comfortable
Galton House, Namibia
11-Oct-2013 review: Good transit place