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Travel reviews by New to Africa from London

Zambia and Botswana August 2018

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zambia between 20-Aug-2018 and 1-Sep-2018 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


Our trip was mind blowing.

Richard Ball was instrumental in building the picture in our minds of what the trip could be like and he was definitely spot on about Gomoti Plains Camp! Megan Green delivered a perfect execution throughout including at the very last minute to arrange an additional activity as we were flying out to Africa.

Advice on photography by Chris McIntyre was helpful and really beyond the call of duty.

We thank everyone on the team and we look forward to working with them for our next trip!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

The detailed knowledge that the staff have of the different camps including sightings and camp characteristics distinguishes Expert Africa from the many other operators we approached and really helped us in deciding what to do/where to stay. Their advice on travelling with children was also spot on and very helpful.

Perhaps more focus could be provided as the trip is planned on the safari guides, as they really make the difference to one's trip (even if we appreciate travellers cannot choose who they will be guided by).

Looking forward to the team living up to our newly heightened expectations for our next trip!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Royal Livingstone Hotel, Zambia
21-Aug-2018 review: Victoria Falls at the end of the garden!
Muchenje Safari Lodge, Botswana
23-Aug-2018 review: Elephants (and others) at Chobe riverfront
Gomoti Plains Camp, Botswana
26-Aug-2018 review: Perfection - classic Okavango
Machaba Camp, Botswana
29-Aug-2018 review: Chasing wild dogs chasing