Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr M. from Ramsgate


Our Zimbabwe safari

On this trip, I visited Mozambique, South Africa & Zimbabwe between 7-Sep-2018 and 26-Sep-2018 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

GoodGood

Overall we enjoyed our safari very much. The encounters with wildlife were more extensive and intimate than we had experienced before. Birdlife was superb.

We were surprised at the high number of elephants in Hwange, but it was explained by the guides that there are very few permanent, natural water sources and those that are there are mainly man-made. They are maintained and water is pumped permanently which means the elephants do not need to migrate to Botswana during the dry season but can stay in Zimbabwe year round and are breeding very prolifically.

Seeing white rhinos in the wild was fantastic and the reason we chose to visit Zimbabwe so we weren't disappointed.

All 3 camps were very comfortable in their own ways and all very different from each other. it was a pleasure to stay at each of them. Ilala Lodge was a wonderful start to our holiday.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

It may be a good idea to recommend at least 3 nights at Amalinda if visitors would like to see cave paintings and visit World's End. We hadn't realised we wouldn't have time to do both.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
8-Sep-2018 review: City Lodge OR Tambo review
GoodGood
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
9-Sep-2018 review: First stay of our trip at Ilala Lodge
ExcellentExcellent
Hwange Bush Camp, Zimbabwe
11-Sep-2018 review: Hwange Bush Camp review
GoodGood
Nehimba Lodge, Zimbabwe
13-Sep-2018 review: Nehimba Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Amalinda Lodge, Zimbabwe
15-Sep-2018 review: Amalinda Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
17-Sep-2018 review: City Lodge OR Tambo review
ExcellentExcellent
Azura Benguerra, Mozambique
18-Sep-2018 review: Azura Benguerra review
GoodGood
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
24-Sep-2018 review: City Lodge OR Tambo review
ExcellentExcellent
Excursion Overall rating
Ra-Ikane River Cruise, Zimbabwe
10-Sep-2018 review: Very enjoyable Ra-Ikane River Cruise
ExcellentExcellent