Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms K. from DC, USA


I turned 50 in Southern Africa!

On this trip, I visited Botswana, South Africa, Zambia & Zimbabwe between 30-Apr-2019 and 9-May-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

My adult daughter and I agree that Somalisa was the best camp with Waterberry a very close second. Her favorite experience was the meerkat climbing on her. I found so much of it awesome it's hard to describe.

In trying to explain the experience to people the closest I can get to accurate is "something amazing happens and then something else amazing happens, etc." I can't compare the rush of seeing lion doing their thing against seeing the rush of Victoria Falls. I can't compare how it feels to be in the vast desolate Makgadikgadi Pans to seeing the vastness of the southern sky's blanket of universe. Being comedically entertained by the meerkat, mud wallowing warthogs, running ostrich, and hippo grunting are experiences like no other. It's completely absurd that neither my daughter nor I were afraid of the 7 white rhino we walked to and stood amongst. It was pretty clear to me when the 1st bush flight landed scaring away zebra and an ostrich from the airstrip that Africa suits me. I guess that's why I didn't blow the air horn when the elephant tried to join my shower.

To close this out - I've lived and worked on 3 continents and know a 4th extensively but there is nothing like Africa.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

The process was long for both me and everyone that had to interact with me. Now that I've done it I hope to not be so high maintenance in the future.

One of the reasons I chose EA was because when my plan went from Zambia only I was handed to another person with more expertise in the new regions. I appreciated that. No one at EA tried to "upsell" me either. That is why I dropped the other company I had begun inquiry with.

I'll be emailing the wildlife sightings. We wrote in a lot.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
30-Apr-2019 review: CLORT
GoodGood
Somalisa Camp, Zimbabwe
1-May-2019 review: Fabulous property and experience
ExcellentExcellent
Waterberry Zambezi Lodge, Zambia
4-May-2019 review: Incredible lodge, staff, service & location
ExcellentExcellent
Camp Kalahari, Botswana
6-May-2019 review: Camp Kalahari review
AverageAverage