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Travel reviews by Mr &Mrs C from Ireland

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

First time in Africa: Fantastic!

Botswana and 1 other country between 16 Jan 2009 and 25 Jan 2009

Trip rating: Excellent
"We would have no hesitation in recommending Expert Africa to our friends.
This was the trip of a lifetime.

Suggestions for improvements:

None whatever!"

Chitabe Lediba

Chitabe Lediba

"A great intro to the Okavango"

2 nights Arrived 16 Jan 2009
"We found the birding experience at this camp excellent. Our guide, Newman, was highly knowledgeable about the terrain, birds and wildlife generally. We learned a great deal from him.

The camp team had a unique spirit setting an atmosphere which could not be matched elsewhere. Food was varied, freshly prepared and maintained at industry-recommended temperatures on the few occasions when our return to camp was delayed.

The main camp was lovely, the bedrooms comfortable. The downside is the slightly 'segrated' bathroom. This leaves a great deal to be desired and nothing whatsoever to the imagination! The management explained that an upgrading is imminent. It cannot be soon enough."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Chief's Camp

Chief's Camp

"Great comfort and super game viewing."

2 nights Arrived 18 Jan 2009
"The hotel aspects of this camp were higher that either of the Wilderness camps. Food was more sophisticated. However, I felt the guiding was not as good.

The guide, whilst helpful, perhaps lacked the enthusiasm of the Wilderness guides. We appeared to be re-visiting a highlight time and time again. He was not forthcoming with information, yet when asked questions, one always got a reasonable response. I felt, perhaps, he was just a little lazy! The animal wild life in this camp was the most plentiful of any of the camps visited."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent
Little Vumbura

Little Vumbura

"Lovely position and a great guide"

3 nights Arrived 20 Jan 2009
"We loved the position of this camp. Our guide, Kay, was highly knowledgeable and had a tremendous sense of humour. The bird life here was not as good or as varied as in Chitabe though what we did see reinforced our previous sightings. We liked the water activities, this added another dimension to our previous experiences as did the grazing hippo just outside our tent!

The bedroom/bathroom standards were somewhat higher than in Chitabe.

The variety and standard of the food did not match that of the other camps. Orange juice was not available on one of the morningsI
Much more serious, however, was the absence of temperature controls. Food was always warm, never cold or hot. There was one exception to this - a hot mousse(spinach).

In any event I contracted food poisoning. I believe the culprit to be the duck, I never did find out whether it was meant to be hot or cold!"
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Average
Facilities
Excellent
Tongabezi

Tongabezi

"great location and beautifully designed"

2 nights Arrived 23 Jan 2009
"The bedroom/bathroom was comfortable. Food was good, wine was limited to a house wine which was of a very mediocre standard.

Service was poor, apart from that at dinner which was very good. ( different staff?). Breakfast was always late.

Our 'personal valet' simply did not have a clue. The bedroom alert system - a field telephone - was not functioning. We drew this to his attention, asking him to have it seen to. Next day, When we needed it we found it still to be unusable. My husband walked to reception to report it. Nothing happened! Another visit to reception and a complaint to the Manager had it repaired without delay. Our valet said he 'forgot'. This, we feel is a serious omission given that one is asked not to leave the bedroom without a guide at night. In the event of an emergency there were no means of contacting anbody."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Average
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent

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