Travel reviews

Travel reviews by The R Family from Surrey


My Jun 2015 trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 12-Jun-2015 and 27-Jun-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had a wonderful holiday and as usual Zamibia didn't disappoint when it came to game and hospitality. We have learnt that guiding is the key to a successful trip and in 3 of the 4 camps we stayed the guiding was excellent. We got very close to some big game and all the guides clearly demostrated their knowledge of the animals and how to track them. We prefer it when the guides don't radio each other the location of animals as it sometimes feels that you are at a spectator sport rather than on a remote game drive.

Some of the camps operate a very formal way of serving lunch which is a good for meeting the other guests and sharing experiences but does mean that there is often limited time to relax on your own in the afternoon.

We loved the walking safari and while you don't tend to see as much big game the experience of standing 10 metres away from male lion or having a giraffe walking 15 metres from you is truly amazing!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Pioneer Camp, Zambia
13-Jun-2015 review: Pioneer Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Crocodile Bushcamp, Zambia
14-Jun-2015 review: Crocodile Bushcamp review
ExcellentExcellent
Tafika, Zambia
16-Jun-2015 review: Tafika review
ExcellentExcellent
Mwamba Bushcamp, Zambia
21-Jun-2015 review: Mwamba Bushcamp review
GoodGood
Kuyenda Bushcamp, Zambia
24-Jun-2015 review: Kuyenda Bushcamp review
GoodGood

11 night Safari trip, July 2014

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 15-Jul-2014 and 27-Jul-2014 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

The trip exceeded our expectations in every respect. It was our first safari for 3 of the 4 in the party and we all had an amazing time. We were particularly impressed with the camps and their guides - one member of the party had been on 15 previous trips and rates this as the best trip yet.

Expert Africa were very professional and handled all our queries, including when we had to delay our holiday. I would highly recommend them as an agent.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Flatdogs Camp, Zambia
16-Jul-2014 review: overnight stay at Flatdogs
ExcellentExcellent
Mwamba Bushcamp, Zambia
17-Jul-2014 review: Outstanding stay at Mwamba
ExcellentExcellent
Tafika, Zambia
20-Jul-2014 review: great guiding at Tafika
ExcellentExcellent