Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Paula from Atlanta

A really positive experience

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia, South Africa & Zambia between 5-Sep-2019 and 24-Sep-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Lucy helped arrange our trip. She was wonderful. I travel a lot, and this is the first time I have used someone to plan a trip. It was so helpful, and Lucy was a pleasure to work with. Overall, it exceeded my expectations, and I learned more about my expectations and where I needed to be clearer in the future. What I really appreciated about Lucy, is I messed up a flight (spelled a name wrong on an airline ticket). I got no where in fixing it and Lucy jumped in and got it rectified.

I did learn that when flying with South African Airline and the smaller airlines that they change flight schedules and cancel flights frequently, so don't book multiple legs of a trip on one ticket - unless they are the same day.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
6-Sep-2019 review: great location
Villa Margherita, Namibia
7-Sep-2019 review: Villa Margherita review
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
9-Sep-2019 review: Loved the experience
Villa Violet, Namibia
11-Sep-2019 review: great staff
12-Sep-2019 review: great B&B
Gomoti Plains Camp, Botswana
13-Sep-2019 review: wonderful experience
Avani Victoria Falls, Zambia
16-Sep-2019 review: loved the hotel - superb location
Chiawa Camp, Zambia
18-Sep-2019 review: loved the camp
Lilayi Lodge, Zambia
22-Sep-2019 review: Great - once you get there!
Excursion Overall rating
Livingstone Island & Devil's Pool , Zambia
17-Sep-2019 review: highlight of the trip