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Travel reviews by D & S from NZ


Safari in Zambia

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 3-Jul-2019 and 23-Jul-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Our entire time in Zambia was on safaris, walking as much as possible. We were very happy with the choice of camps , and we had a brilliant time.

We particularly enjoyed the small camps, especially when their atmosphere is informal. We were very happy at Kutali to see Luke speaking Nyanja with the staff.

We are uncomfortable with the post-colonial formality and unnecessary sophistication of food and lodging in wilderness situations; to us they feel like a perpetuation of psychological exploitation. But we love the skill and enthusiasm of the guides and the observation of all features of the environment.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I used the website and Bradt books a great deal in research.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Pioneer Camp, Zambia
3-Jul-2019 review: Pioneer Camp review
GoodGood
Kutali Camp, Zambia
4-Jul-2019 review: Very special low-key wilderness camp
ExcellentExcellent
Tafika, Zambia
7-Jul-2019 review: A charming institution
ExcellentExcellent
Crocodile Bushcamp, Zambia
9-Jul-2019 review: Peaceful bush camp
ExcellentExcellent
Chikoko Tree Camp, Zambia
11-Jul-2019 review: Enticing walking camp
ExcellentExcellent
Mwaleshi Camp, Zambia
13-Jul-2019 review: Riverside retreat
ExcellentExcellent
Musekese Camp, Zambia
16-Jul-2019 review: Cool camp in Kafue
ExcellentExcellent
Ntemwa Busanga Camp, Zambia
19-Jul-2019 review: Remote gem in Kafue
ExcellentExcellent
Pioneer Camp, Zambia
22-Jul-2019 review: Convenient finale
GoodGood

My Jun 2019 trip

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 22-Jun-2019 and 29-Jun-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We thoroughly enjoyed the part of our Tanzania jaunt organized by Expert Africa.

I had intended to do these bookings myself, but it was much easier, and very pleasant, to have Olivia's expertise!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We were very happy to have chosen Expert Africa. I can't make comparative comment about quotations as I didn't seek alternatives.

Likewise the feedback form, as we have no similar experiences to compare. It's certainly long, but I was forewarned by Trip Advisor-type comments!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Tarangire Safari Lodge, Tanzania
22-Jun-2019 review: Big lodge - great river view
GoodGood
Rhino Lodge, Tanzania
24-Jun-2019 review: Cosy lodge in the mist
ExcellentExcellent
Kati Kati Camp, Tanzania
27-Jun-2019 review: Good central Serengeti camp.
GoodGood
Excursion Overall rating
Lake Manyara Safari, Tanzania
24-Jun-2019 review: Lake Manyara pleasant en route
GoodGood
Safari in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
25-Jun-2019 review: Fascinating interactions around a kill
ExcellentExcellent
Balloon Safari over the Serengeti, Tanzania
28-Jun-2019 review: Sliding with the wind
ExcellentExcellent