Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms S from Mountain View

My Feb 2017 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zimbabwe between 25-Feb-2017 and 3-Mar-2017 and I travelled with 3 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


When booking a safari for the first time you really have to rely on a good travel service. We felt that Maruska understood our priorities and budget and prepared a good itinerary.

The choice of facilities was perfect. The ground transportation between airports and lodges all went smoothly and the rides were comfortable. The description of the itinerary from Victoria Falls to Botswana was slightly inaccurate but it was actually easier than described (no river crossing between Zimbabwe and Botswana) so that was fine.

It was great how the drivers also helped navigate the exit and entry processes and we never felt unsure about what to do. The itinerary allowed for an independent visit but with the logistics all covered, which was just what we wanted.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
A more detailed brochure with photos of the properties and description of services would have been nice in advance, just to whet our appetite for the experience. I felt a little unsure about what it would really be like, but fortunately everything was great.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
25-Feb-2017 review: Ilala Lodge review
Muchenje Safari Lodge, Botswana
27-Feb-2017 review: Muchenje Safari Lodge review