Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs & Mr J from Birmingham


Zimbabwe trip

On this trip, I visited Zimbabwe between 16-Sep-2019 and 30-Sep-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Everything worked out well. We started with the simplest accommodation and worked our way up as far as comfort and luxury of the camps were concerned.

Only Imvelo camps don't yet use refillable water bottles which you can either take home or return at the end of your stay.

Malcolm Lodge in Harare is also a lovely place to stay and very up to date - they knew about a flight problem we had before we did.

The transfer from Hwange Main Camp to Vic Falls arrived 30 minutes late - he was 'delayed' but we suspect the delay was visiting his home village on the way to collect us, which meant that the 2 guides who had brought us there from Somalisa had and extra wait.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
John's Camp, Zimbabwe
17-Sep-2019 review: Good viewing
GoodGood
Nehimba Lodge, Zimbabwe
21-Sep-2019 review: Great elephant experience
ExcellentExcellent
Somalisa Camp, Zimbabwe
24-Sep-2019 review: Wonderful experience
ExcellentExcellent
Batonka Guest Lodge, Zimbabwe
28-Sep-2019 review: Lovely setting
ExcellentExcellent

Lived up to high expectations

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 23-Oct-2017 and 13-Nov-2017 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We loved the trip as a whole and most lodges we stayed at were great - Ongava and Okonjima especially. Everything fitted together well.

The short welcome at Quivertree was a surprise as everyone elsewhere was so welcoming and friendly, but as it was just 1 night it didn't matter.

By the time lunch, drinks and game drives are added to the HB cost I suspect it's not much cheaper than Ongava which had a lot more to offer.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Naankuse Lodge
23-Oct-2017 review: Great start
ExcellentExcellent
Quivertree Forest Restcamp
25-Oct-2017 review: Wouldn't go again
PoorPoor
Haus Sandrose, Namibia
26-Oct-2017 review: Good base
ExcellentExcellent
Canyon Roadhouse, Namibia
29-Oct-2017 review: Quirky
GoodGood
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
31-Oct-2017 review: Lovely setting
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
2-Nov-2017 review: Hidden treasure
ExcellentExcellent
Ongava Tented Camp, Namibia
4-Nov-2017 review: Wonderful all round
ExcellentExcellent
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
7-Nov-2017 review: Reasonable
AverageAverage
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
10-Nov-2017 review: Favourite
ExcellentExcellent