Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr R. from Malmesbury


Great: lovely lodges; perfect arrangements

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zimbabwe between 1-Nov-2019 and 11-Nov-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

The trip as a whole was fantastic - all arrangements worked like clockwork with every single transfer being on time and with friendly smiling staff - our thanks to Expert Africa.

The combination of Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta and Mana Pools was ideal and we saw a huge variety of wildlife and had some amazing experiences. The lodges were great - with Nyamatusi in Mana Pools being the best - so totally luxurious and in a stunning setting.

Thank you all.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No - it was all great thank you.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
1-Nov-2019 review: Ilala Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Splash Camp, Botswana
3-Nov-2019 review: Nice modern camp in a great concession
GoodGood
Muchenje Safari Lodge, Botswana
6-Nov-2019 review: Lovely positioned lodge
ExcellentExcellent
Nyamatusi Mahogany, Zimbabwe
7-Nov-2019 review: Fantastic luxurious camp: stunning setting
ExcellentExcellent

My Oct 2018 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 18-Oct-2018 and 27-Oct-2018 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Overall we had a wonderful trip and Josh/Expert Africa were excellent.

Josh strongly suggested Desert Homestead Outpost and it was a real highlight for us - the position and relaxing nature of the lodge were wonderful.

Overall the only negative was Hobatere lodge which was recommended and which was definitely below the standards of any other private lodge we've stayed at on two trips to Namibia.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Hilltop Guesthouse, Namibia
18-Oct-2018 review: Hilltop Guesthouse review
GoodGood
Desert Homestead Outpost, Namibia
19-Oct-2018 review: Desert Homestead Outpost review
ExcellentExcellent
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
21-Oct-2018 review: Cornerstone Guesthouse review
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
23-Oct-2018 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Hobatere Lodge, Namibia
24-Oct-2018 review: Hobatere Lodge review
PoorPoor
Waterberg Guest Farm
26-Oct-2018 review: Waterberg Guest Farm review
GoodGood
Excursion Overall rating
Kayaking with seals, Namibia
22-Oct-2018 review: Kayaking with seals review
ExcellentExcellent

My Oct 2016 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 20-Oct-2016 and 29-Oct-2016 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had a fantastic trip. Our thanks to Maruska and Expert Africa for putting together the itinerary - we felt we saw so many wonderful things and had a real flavour of the different beauty of Namibian scenery.

We were particularly lucky to see so much game. The area around Nautomi in Etosha is world class for game viewing.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Waterberg Guest Farm
20-Oct-2016 review: Waterberg Guest Farm review
ExcellentExcellent
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
21-Oct-2016 review: Mushara Bush Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Halali Camp, Namibia
23-Oct-2016 review: Halali Camp review
PoorPoor
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
24-Oct-2016 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Etendeka Mountain Camp, Namibia
25-Oct-2016 review: Etendeka Mountain Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Doro Nawas, Namibia
27-Oct-2016 review: Doro Nawas review
ExcellentExcellent
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
28-Oct-2016 review: Okonjima Plains Camp review
ExcellentExcellent