Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs L from Cumbria

Simply amazing, beyond all our expectations

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 28-Aug-2019 and 12-Sep-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Our first holiday to Africa was simply amazing, it surpassed all our expectations. The National Park was stunningly beautiful with such a varied landscape, the views and the light were so photogenic. The opportunity of seeing the wildlife and birds was beyond our dreams and expectations, it was amazing what we saw and we appreciated being immersed in the landscape whilst in the camps and on game drives, a truly memorable experience. We also valued the fact that the Park was not overrun with tourist vehicles surrounding and disturbing the animals.

The guides were fantastic, their knowledge and skills were awesome, they literally enhanced our whole experience with their information and their ability to locate animals and birds. Their knowledge did not stop there, we enjoyed being told about the different trees, the tracks (thank you Daudi for your drawings), and even the different animal poo...all so interesting.

The camps were all in quiet, beautiful locations, they were so comfortable with a very high standard of house keeping. The food was constantly delicious, varied and so beautifully prepared and served. The laundry service was efficient and so appreciated .
Finally though, it was the welcome we received from all the staff that made our holiday so perfect

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We have wanted to do a safari holiday for many years but we have worried about the impact of tourism on local communities, the environment and the wildlife but then we were told about RPS and Zambia by some friends of my sister, who also recommended Expert Africa. Having looked at the RPS website and receiving their Monday newsletter we knew that Zambia was the place for us but as we hadn’t been to Africa before we had so many questions to ask and many of them trivial.

We wanted to talk to someone at Expert Africa directly and Claire was perfect, she answered all our questions quickly and patiently, she put together our wonderful itinerary and had so much knowledge and enthusiasm. We will be returning to Zambia and we will be in touch with Claire to discuss our future holiday.

In addition, the complementary guide book and wildlife survey were so appreciated.

Thank you all at Expert Africa and RPS for a fantastic holiday in Zambia.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Latitude 15, Zambia
29-Aug-2019 review: A haven of relaxation after a long flight
Luangwa River Camp, Zambia
30-Aug-2019 review: A perfect introduction for first time visitor
Tena Tena, Zambia
2-Sep-2019 review: A relaxed, friendly camp
Nsefu, Zambia
6-Sep-2019 review: An idyllic camp to end our holiday