Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr S from Sanur, Bali


My May 2018 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia, South Africa & Zambia between 19-May-2018 and 3-Jun-2018 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Trip was great as can be read on the comments/reviews. I have learnt a lot and would definitely change a few things next time; particularly the sequencing of how everything was planned. Also it got a little travel hectic at times which kind of effected the flow of things. For example flying from Sossusvlei Desert Lodge to Windhoek, then transferring to Johannesburg, waking up at 3am, flying to lusaka, then transferring to Chongwe was not that fun, also i would have chosen Luwi or Nsolo (dependent on who I'm traveling with) for 3 nights rather then split them up, we ended up spending 1 night in Luwi (after our full day travel from Chongwe), 1 night on the sleep out and technically we were meant to stay 1 night at Nsolo before moving to Chinzombo. So the combination of the traveling from Sossusvlei with the bush camp split up meant that we were frequently in transit. Not that big of a deal but would definitely mellow it out a little. Perhaps i should have chosen closer more connected neighboring countries and focused on staying a places for more then one night. We got on 15 different flights from leaving home to returning, so you could imagine that we got over it. Also learnt how much i prefer being isolated rather then being with other game drive lodge vehicles. As mentioned earlier, it was a shame that i didn't end up seeing many cats, nature told me otherwise, one of the main considerations of choosing the destination was based on my obsession for lions an well as my mission in working a conservation program to protect them. Happy to have meet with the Zambian carnivore project team. That was fantastic, i'm glad we ended up linking before we left. Now ready to plan my next escape.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
19-May-2018 review: Olive Grove review
ExcellentExcellent
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia
20-May-2018 review: Sossusvlei Desert Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
InterContinental O.R. Tambo, South Africa
23-May-2018 review: InterContinental O.R. Tambo review
ExcellentExcellent
Chongwe River Camp, Zambia
24-May-2018 review: Chongwe River Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Luwi Bushcamp, Zambia
28-May-2018 review: Luwi Bushcamp review
ExcellentExcellent
Nsolo Bushcamp, Zambia
30-May-2018 review: Nsolo Bushcamp review
ExcellentExcellent
Chinzombo, Zambia
31-May-2018 review: Chinzombo review
ExcellentExcellent