Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Sue from Cape Town


Zimbabwe: still beautiful and welcoming

On this trip, I visited Zimbabwe between 25-Aug-2018 and 14-Sep-2018 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

It was a most rewarding experience. I lived in the country many years ago and was gratified to see that no matter what difficulties they face, the people are as welcoming and open and friendly as I remember. There are definitely challenges ahead, but I hope that there will be a gradual improvement in the economy. To this end, I would encourage tourists to visit the whole of Zimbabwe, and not just the outer northwest corner. The Eastern Highlands are indescribably beautiful, as are the Matobo Hills, Great Zimbabwe and the Zambezi Valley.

I suppose the unexpected thing about our trip was that apart from a delightful train journey which gave us double the travel time we had paid for, things actually do work. There were unavoidable delays from time to time, but there were no glitches in the arrangements made for local transfers or accommodation.

All in all it was a wonderful three weeks, and my thanks to EA for their excellent service.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No improvements possible on the service we received from both Freddie and Claire.
We were picky and difficult and not altogether consistent, and they managed us brilliantly, thanks so much.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe
25-Aug-2018 review: Elegance and history
ExcellentExcellent
Banff Lodge, Zimbabwe
28-Aug-2018 review: Really a home from home
ExcellentExcellent
Amalinda Lodge, Zimbabwe
30-Aug-2018 review: Amalinda - a very special place
ExcellentExcellent
Banff Lodge, Zimbabwe
3-Sep-2018 review: Banff Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Armadale Lodge, Zimbabwe
5-Sep-2018 review: Armadale Lodge - an unusual experience
ExcellentExcellent
Goliath Safaris, Zimbabwe
6-Sep-2018 review: A peace of paradise
ExcellentExcellent
Armadale Lodge, Zimbabwe
12-Sep-2018 review: Armadale Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Excursion Overall rating
Ra-Ikane River Cruise, Zimbabwe
26-Aug-2018 review: Zambezi Close Up
ExcellentExcellent