Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs R from Salisbury


A great trip - thoroughly well organised

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia & Zambia between 3-Oct-2017 and 16-Oct-2017 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had a fantastic trip. We had a fairly good idea of what we wanted to do from the outset, having travelled reasonably widely in the region before.

Expert Africa listened well, came up with a good itinerary first up and put us in the type of camps that we really like. You can't ask for more than that.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Garden Lodge, Botswana
3-Oct-2017 review: Nice friendly lodge - good boat trip
ExcellentExcellent
Lianshulu Lodge, Namibia
4-Oct-2017 review: Excellent location; good game drives
ExcellentExcellent
Nxamaseri Lodge, Botswana
5-Oct-2017 review: Luxury in the middle of nowhere
ExcellentExcellent
Namushasha Lodge, Namibia
7-Oct-2017 review: Brief overnight stay
ExcellentExcellent
Avani Victoria Falls, Zambia
8-Oct-2017 review: Great location
ExcellentExcellent
Tafika, Zambia
9-Oct-2017 review: Absolutely fantastic
ExcellentExcellent
Crocodile Bushcamp, Zambia
11-Oct-2017 review: Tremendous
ExcellentExcellent
Chikoko Tree Camp, Zambia
12-Oct-2017 review: Room with a view
ExcellentExcellent
Tafika, Zambia
14-Oct-2017 review: Tafika review
ExcellentExcellent

Fantastic trip - thoroughly enjoyed by all

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 9-Jul-2008 and 25-Jul-2008 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We (2 adults, children 11 and 10) had a great time. We had been to Namibia in 1995 and found it really quite unchanged for the most part. Highlights were Etendeka, the dunes at Sossussvlei, the kayaking trip with the seals at Walvis Bay with Jeanne Meintjes and some of our sightings in Etosha, including 8 lions and a cheetah. By the end of the holiday we were already making lists of places we would go to next time (Northern Damaraland, Caprivi Strip etc)

We would rate Namibia as a great first time destination in Africa for those who are allergic to package tourism and want to be independent, and don't mind a bit of driving (we did just less than 2000 miles in 15 days, which I would guess is not unrepresentative)

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Terra Africa, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
10-Jul-2008 review: Small, friendly and hospitable
GoodGood
Sossus Dune Lodge, Namibia
11-Jul-2008 review: Friendly and informal - our type of place
ExcellentExcellent
Guesthouse Indongo, Namibia
14-Jul-2008 review: Good transit stop in Swakop
GoodGood
Doro Nawas, Namibia
16-Jul-2008 review: Hard to fault, but hard to enthuse about
GoodGood
Etendeka Mountain Camp, Namibia
17-Jul-2008 review: Fabulous experience - unforgettable
ExcellentExcellent
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
20-Jul-2008 review: Much smarter than 13 years ago!
GoodGood
Halali Camp, Namibia
22-Jul-2008 review: Better room than Okaukuejo
GoodGood
Frans Indongo Lodge, Namibia
23-Jul-2008 review: Good place for a stopover
GoodGood