Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs R from Kingston

Our August-Sept 2018 Zimbabwe Safari

On this trip, I visited Zimbabwe between 26-Aug-2018 and 9-Sep-2018 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Our trip was wonderful. We loved each camp for different reasons, so we are not able to pick a "favourite", and that's a good thing. We would return to each of them.

Everything was as expected and described, with 2 minor exceptions: our transfer from Batonka Guest Lodge was to arrive at 8 am, giving us time to have breakfast at 7 am, but he arrived at 7 am, so there was a bit of a rush. I would have preferred to know this in advance.

The other exception was certainly to our advantage: apparently the road transfer from Hwange Bush Camp to Somalisa Expeditions is not a comfortable journey, so the owner of Hwange Bush Camp arranged for us to fly, and we were told he covered the cost on his own. He has apparently communicated this to agents (including Expert Africa).

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Not much to suggest, only this: perhaps consider updating the general description of Zimbabwe, as a lot has changed in the last year. You should know that when we mentioned we had booked with you, many other travellers (and some of the camp staff) said "oh, they have an excellent website". Thank you.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Batonka Guest Lodge, Zimbabwe
28-Aug-2018 review: Lovely Lodge
Hwange Bush Camp, Zimbabwe
30-Aug-2018 review: Great stay at Hwange Bush Camp
Somalisa Expeditions, Zimbabwe
2-Sep-2018 review: Somalisa Expeditions review
Zambezi Expeditions, Zimbabwe
5-Sep-2018 review: Wonderful down to earth Zambezi Expeditions
Excursion Overall rating
Ra-Ikane River Cruise, Zimbabwe
28-Aug-2018 review: Ra-Ikane Sunset Cruise worth the repeat
Elephant Encounter, Zimbabwe
29-Aug-2018 review: Unique Elephant Encounter