Travel reviews

Travel reviews by The Otters from Somerset

My Dec 2007 trip

On this trip, I visited Malawi, Mozambique & Zambia between 14-Dec-2007 and 2-Jan-2008 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


Before going, all the information and organisation had been extrremely good and this was refelected in the actual trip where everything went so smoothly and we could not fault it. The local agents (Wilderness, Kwando and Robin Pope) were wonderfully helpful and efficient.

However, one or two tips to pass on - firstly, forget travellers cheques on a trip like this - no one was interested in having or cashing them - cash dollars are king. Secondly, both in Nkwichi and Kaya Mawa, there are no advertised tariffs and although we could have asked, and we are aware that we had to pay for these extras, it would be helpful, particularly as cash is king, to know what you are letting yourself in for. Thirdly, forget immodium, carry Ciprin antibiotic for any stomach bug.

Finally many thanks to Claire for interpreting our requirements so well and ensuring that the places we went fulfilled all our ambitions for the trip. Oh and don't go to Luangwa or Nkwichi if you don't like snakes (particularly in your bedroom!)!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Songwe Village, Zambia (this camp has since closed)
15-Dec-2007 review: Songwe - a perfect start
Nkwali, Zambia
19-Dec-2007 review: A first class safari at Nkwali
Nkwichi Lodge, Mozambique
24-Dec-2007 review: Was this paradise or just a dream
Kaya Mawa, Malawi
28-Dec-2007 review: A stunning place to finish