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Travel reviews by Wild dogs from Kinross

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

3

Excursions taken

0

Zambia Green Season Review

Zambia between 21 Mar 2008 and 3 Apr 2008

Trip rating: Excellent
"Having been on a few safaris now we knew roughly what to expect, but Zambia was definitely a surprise hit.

The country, accomodation, wilderness and game viewing was excellent. The South Luangwa NP is good even in off season although on Easter holiday week with limited access some areas of the drives felt busy. It is so nice to see the park when it looks so pretty and the animals so healthy. We were continuously unlucky in missing wild dogs on 3 separate occassions but that is part of the addiction of safaris and why you always go on another one.

Expert Africa advised well and their outstanding level of knowledge of the area really helped to tailor a very good itinerary. Thanks."

Kapani Lodge

Kapani Lodge

"Kapani Lodge review"

4 nights Arrived 22 Mar 2008
"Kapani is an excellent lodge for some game drives pre or post going to the bushcamps. For a 7+ day holiday in the Green Season it provides a good mix of drives then walking/boat trips. The lodge was very busy over Easter weekend but never felt crowded and generally there was an excellent atmosphere.

The rooms were bright and spacious. Being fed by mains electricity meant that the pool was larger than normal for a safari lodge, very clean and excellent for spending afternoons reading books.

The food is probably the outstanding feature of Kapani with excellent variety and choice."
Good
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Activities
Average
Rooms
Average
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Mchenja Bushcamp

Mchenja Bushcamp

"Mchenja Bushcamp review"

3 nights Arrived 26 Mar 2008
"Mchenja was a real highlight of the trip...despite seeing significantly less game than from a safari vehicle, the feeling of viewing game on foot in such a remote location is very special.

The general wilderness, privacy and peacefulness of the location is unsurpassable. The relaxed intimate nature of the camp, friendly staff and exceptionally knowledgeable guides made our 4 nights stay a wonderful experience."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Royal Livingstone Hotel

Royal Livingstone Hotel

"Royal Livingstone Hotel review"

4 nights Arrived 29 Mar 2008
"The RL is a beautiful hotel in a wonderful location to see the falls and relax at the end of a safari in Zambia.

The food is excellent, the setting beautiful and the sunsets magical.

The RL is a very "American" hotel without the service to live up to it. The other major turn off was the price of wine which is very overpriced. The process of trying to obtain the information from the staff was often fruitless with constant one work answers... and the staff are looking for constantly looking for tips. The RL is frequented by many American guests in large organised trips so the independent traveller from the UK can find it a big strange in comparison to other, more traditional, African resorts.

That said, lazy days by the pool, an obligatory helicopter ride to see the falls properly, watching the sunset over the Zambezi and enjoying the fine food is no chore...."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Average
Activities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent

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