Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs L from Surrey
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
My Sep 2019 trip
Namibia between 24 Sep 2019 and 14 Oct 2019
"Good stopover at Galton House"
Kulala Desert Lodge
"Kulala Desert Lodge"
The Sossusvlei sand-dunes were amazing.
The only criticism was the unevenness of the paths out to our room."
Ballooning in the Namib Desert
"Failure to go ballooning"
27 Sep 2019 • Morning excursion
"On the sea front"
Coast and Sandwich Harbour
"Coast and Sandwich Harbour drive."
30 Sep 2019 • All-day excursion
We did not go on the drive to find the desert elephants where they also saw giraffe and zebra."
"A great experience"
Okonjima Bush Camp
"Okonjima Bush Camp review"
Zambia between 26 Feb 2018 and 6 Mar 2018
Luangwa River Camp
"Luangwa River Camp"
Zambia between 5 Sep 2017 and 21 Sep 2017
We are contemplating a return after the rains to see South Luangwa when it is green."
"Pioneer Camp stopover"
Otherwise it was a great choice for a stop over"
"Amazing days at Shiwa Ng'andu"
We were well looked after and felt very welcome and relaxed. We saw at first hand their hard work in their community.
A great start to our Zambian trip."
"Great game drives at Nkwali"
Hints for visitors -
- Hat and long sleeves need to be at hand for the drive from the airport at midday in an open vehicle. It was very hot.
- The pool edge is very slippery with wet feet.
- Be prepared for the very early starts in the morning"
"More great days at Nsefu"
We had more great game drives, the highlights were the carmine bee eaters on the river bank and seeing so many leopards.
Nsefu's rooms are not as spacious as Nkwali's but they are still very comfortable and well looked after. The views are different as well and not quite as intimate."
Stanley Safari Lodge
"Our final stop at Victoria Falls"
Unfortunately, due to poor communication about the options for our Zimbabwe excursion and the guide being booked for only 2 hours, we didn't get to have morning coffee at the Victoria Fall Hotel as expected and our visit seemed so hurried for the costs involved in going to Zimbabwe for such a short time.. A contact card with a number for our driver or the lodge would have been useful to resolve this whilst we were in Zimbabwe. We would have been happy to have self-guided if we had been properly briefed.
The open cottage was not like Nsefu or Nkwali and the insects were very active. We were moved at their suggestion to a closed cottage which helped, although the effect of the smoke from the many mosquito coils lit for us at night is still trapped on our non-washable belongings nearly a week later!"