Travel reviews

Travel reviews by F from Derbyshire

First safari

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 14-May-2018 and 29-May-2018 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:


The trip was my first safari and, indeed, my very first trip to Africa. It was an absolutely outstanding experience which was, without doubt, life enhancing, if not life changing.

I was extremely fortunate to go with friends who are experienced travellers in Africa and that certainly added much to the trip. They had spoken incredibly highly of both Expert Africa, in particular Freddie Sutton, and Robin Pope Safaris. I can certainly see why. I was very impressed from my very first contact with Freddie and this positive view has not waivered once throughout the booking process or on my return to the UK.

Expert Africa provided comprehensive information about the trip including a very useful guide book to Zambia which I particularly appreciated as a "first timer".

I was totally overwhelmed by the sheer majesty of the country in South Luangwa and the massive skies during the day and night. The animal life was, of course, wonderful but I hadn't expected to be as knocked out by the small details and the inter-realtionshop of all the elements of the eco systems.

I can find no fault with any of the travel arrangements, it all went very smoothly. The accommodation and food were excellent and I felt my every need was catered for.

One my over-riding memories will be of the sheer quality of the Robin Pope staff. They are exceptional. I can't remember learning so much in such a short time. The staff are so well informed and are equally generous with their knowledge.

Thank you one and all.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Pioneer Camp, Zambia
15-May-2018 review: Pioneer Camp review
Luangwa River Camp, Zambia
16-May-2018 review: Luangwa River Camp review
Nkwali, Zambia
19-May-2018 review: Nkwali review
Nsefu, Zambia
23-May-2018 review: Nsefu review