Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs B - Cornwall


My Sep 2016 trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 20-Sep-2016 and 7-Oct-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We enjoyed our Zambian safari, experiencing areas we hadn't visited before and seeing cheetah again! On reflection we could have done with 3 nights less, as the heat became quite debilitating but then we wouldn't have wanted to miss any of the camps as they were all so contrasting. Happily the tsetse flies in Kafue were not as bad as we had feared.

In hindsight we did seem to spend (waste) far too much time transferring between parks. The Kafue to Lusaka road transfer was a mistake and not worth the cost saving. The Jeki transfer got us to Lusaka far too early for the Emirates connection, although there wasn't a later alternative. In short, we saw far too much of Lusaka airport (a dire environment) - not the best use of time.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Nkwali, Zambia
21-Sep-2016 review: Nkwali review
ExcellentExcellent
Lion Camp, Zambia
24-Sep-2016 review: Lion Camp review
GoodGood
Busanga Bushcamp, Zambia
27-Sep-2016 review: Busanga Bushcamp review
ExcellentExcellent
Musekese Camp, Zambia
30-Sep-2016 review: Musekese Camp review
GoodGood
Amanzi, Zambia
3-Oct-2016 review: Amanzi review
ExcellentExcellent

Second time around

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 4-Dec-2010 and 14-Dec-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Yet again an excellent Africa trip.

We have yet to be disappointed with any of our trips, we do our research and choose our agents carefully, and have again been pleased with Expert Africa. Thus trip was arranged with short notice and no hitches.

The allocation of a trip advisor as "one port of call" is what we expect and the fact that there is a team of other experts to assist is also vital in our choice of agents - both these points were met and we would not hesitate to contact them for future trips.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
None

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
5-Dec-2010 review: Selous Impala Camp review
GoodGood
Kwihala Camp, Tanzania
9-Dec-2010 review: Kwihala Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Southern Sun Dar, Tanzania
13-Dec-2010 review: Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review
GoodGood

Happy campers!

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 2-Oct-2008 and 16-Oct-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Worth every penny! All expectations met (maybe a little more than we bargained for with the the tsetse flies!) Having travelled to Africa with a small number fo travel companies over the past 20 years, Expert Africa come top of the list, and we will certainly look to you to again for future trips.

Your help in easing the blow of the lost wallet is very much appreciated as this could easily have dampened what has has been a truly excellent trip, many thanks.

As an aside it may be worth noting that if people's expectations are for smooth roads and Michelin star catering then perhaps the middle of Africa is not for them! Considering the locations and the tools available overall the camps manage extremely well.

Suggestions for improvement:

Nothing to add!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
3-Oct-2008 review: Selous Impala Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Lake Manze Adventure Camp, Tanzania
6-Oct-2008 review: Lake Manze Tented Camp review
GoodGood
Mdonya Old River Camp, Tanzania
9-Oct-2008 review: Mdonya Old River review
ExcellentExcellent
Greystoke Mahale, Tanzania
13-Oct-2008 review: Greystoke Camp review
ExcellentExcellent