Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs Firefinch - Middlesex

Travelling with Expert Africa

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 27-Aug-2008 and 8-Sep-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


We are very pleased that we chose to travel with Expert Africa .....

From the outset Maruska Adye was very positive, helpful and patient in responding to our thoughts and needs. In the course of our pre-trip planning we changed our ideas from making a longish trip round Namibia, possibly taking in Botswana and/or the Cape Region of South Africa, to making a focussed trip to the Okavango Delta.

We appreciated very much the comments and suggestions made by Maruska which enabled us to rationalise our ideas. Her listening to our inclinations, particularly that we didnʼt wish to do a fly-in safari but to go overland, was as much as anything the reason why we chose to travel with Expert Africa. Face-to-face meetings at her office also gave us confidence in our decisions.

The cost of our trip was relatively high but taking into account that there was only two of us, supported by a safari crew of 4 plus the skill and experience of Grant, and that we really had a very good memorable experience, we think it was good value.

We would like to revisit Botswana and, if this is possible, we would certainly consider travelling with Expert Africa and Okavango Voyagers again.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Royal Tree Lodge, Botswana
28-Aug-2008 review: Motsentsela Tree Lodge review
Private Mobile Camp, Botswana (this camp has since closed)
30-Aug-2008 review: Santantadibe Mobile Camp review