Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms M & Mr S from USA

Everything I Wanted and More

On this trip, I visited Rwanda & Tanzania between 19-Dec-2017 and 2-Jan-2018 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


This trip was worth everything that my husband and I put into it. We hesitated on the cost but then realized that having the exact trip we wanted would be worth it.

I can't gush enough about how perfectly ExpertAfrica put together everything for us. It was also in the perfect order, and met every little thing we had asked for.
We wanted walking safaris, which we got. We wanted luxury, which we got. We wanted parks/reserves that were not as crowded but still had great game viewing. Nothing about the itinerary disappointed us.

I'm also impressed with the order of the itinerary. We thought it strange that we were going to Selous and then Ruaha when everyone we encountered in Selous mentioned that they had come from Ruaha. We wondered why we were doing it the other way, and also wondered, with Beho Beho's level of luxury, if maybe finishing on it would be better. But once we got to Ruaha and experience Kichaka Expeditions, we knew that the trip had been planned exactly right. Though both camps are absolutely great at what they do, if we had done it in reverse order, we might've been a little disappointed.

Also, I want to comment that I was very pleased with Primate Safaris, who worked with us in Rwanda. They were professional, and really great. Our luggage had gotten lost on the way into Kigali, and the company helped us get it to us. The guiding was knowledgeable, friendly, easy to talk to, and we had a really good time.

The only problem with this trip is that it made me realize how unhappy I am with my current day job and it was extremely hard to transition back to regular life. It was almost too good of a trip! All I want to do is return to Africa on another vacation, even though I know it will be a long time before I can...
But for certain, when I do, I will book through Expert Africa.

As a note, though Lyndsey helped with our final details of our trip,

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kigali Serena Hotel, Rwanda
19-Dec-2017 review: Kigali Serena Hotel review
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Rwanda
20-Dec-2017 review: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge review
Beho Beho, Tanzania
23-Dec-2017 review: Beho Beho review
Beho Beho Tree-house, Tanzania
27-Dec-2017 review: Beho Beho Tree-house review
Kichaka Expeditions, Tanzania
28-Dec-2017 review: Kichaka Expeditions review

My Apr 2017 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 14-Apr-2017 and 20-Apr-2017 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Namibia is a breathtaking unreal incredible place. Expert Africa helped us plan in a way we never would have thought of doing it. We're glad we did the fly-in safari because we were limited on time (only a week) and wanted to see what we could. Also we are glad not to have driven for hours on the dirt roads.

The colors of Namibia are of a vibrancy that I've never seen anywhere else in the world. You must go.

Our experience with Expert Africa blew my mind. I never thought to use a travel agency before but I was lead here because I read about it in the Brandt Namibia guidebook and realized that Namibia is not one of those places where you can self-plan very easily. This saved me so much time of trying to figure things out on my own and was well worth it. I don't even think it was unreasonable in price given what we got out of the itinerary.

Thus, we will happily use Expert Africa for our African adventures, and are in the midst of planning our next trip to East Africa. I will recommend this company to anyone I know thinking about going to Africa.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
River Crossing, Namibia
14-Apr-2017 review: River Crossing review
Desert Homestead Outpost, Namibia
15-Apr-2017 review: Desert Homestead Outpost review
Anderssons Camp, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
17-Apr-2017 review: Anderssons Camp review