Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr and Mrs G Leicestershire


Another great holiday in Zambia

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 30-Aug-2017 and 14-Sep-2017 and I travelled with 3 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Once again our trip was well organised and we enjoyed all the places where we stayed. I knew the type of camps we wanted to stay in and the areas we wanted to see and Claire did a very good job in matching these requirements to the appropriate camps. All the transfers and internal flights went smoothly making for a very stress free holiday.

South Luangwa as usual had lots of animals and birds to see and this far into the park there were very few other vehicles around.

It was our first trip to Kafue and I had chosen to go there to try and see more variety of antelope. I was a little disappointed with the game viewing at Musekese - although the camp and the people were great and we loved the river trips - but that is the lucky dip of safaris. There was evidence of lots of animals there we just didn't see them on this trip. Busanga however was better than expected with lots to see although with rather more distance to cover.

The quality of the guides was excellent in all the camps but special mention to Andrew best of them all.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Latitude 15, Zambia
30-Aug-2017 review: Excellent base in Lusaka
ExcellentExcellent
Mwamba Bushcamp, Zambia
31-Aug-2017 review: Great camp in South Luangwa
ExcellentExcellent
Shiwa Ng'andu, Zambia
3-Sep-2017 review: Unique place to stay
ExcellentExcellent
Latitude 15, Zambia
6-Sep-2017 review: Latitude 15 review
ExcellentExcellent
Musekese Camp, Zambia
7-Sep-2017 review: A beautiful bush camp
ExcellentExcellent
Busanga Bushcamp, Zambia
11-Sep-2017 review: Busanga Bushcamp review
ExcellentExcellent

great adventure

On this trip, I visited South Africa & Zambia between 11-Sep-2011 and 1-Oct-2011 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

My husband and I had been to Zambia 3 years ago and were travelling with my brother-in- law and his wife (from Canada) who had not been to Africa before. I think we were all very pleased with the holiday in terms of the huge variety of places we saw and things we did. It was a lot to pack in with 2 countries and 7 different camps/hotels in 3 weeks (so unavoidably a lot of travelling) but it gave us a great flavour of the countries and places we might want to revisit for longer.

We were pleased with the suggestions of places to stay especially the camps in Zambia and in S Africa Bishops Court and Ocean Eleven were really good. In retrospect the only changes I would make would be a day longer at Kaingo with possibly one less at Hog Hollow, and I would prefer to stay at one of the wineries rather than Rusthof.

The trip organisation was again excellent with all the connections, transfers etc working as expected and I would certainly use Expert Africa again for future holidays.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Perhaps worth considering suggesting people take evaluation forms with them as they are quite detailed and filling them in at the time might be easier and allow a more independent review (rather than comparing the different camps on your return.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kaingo Camp, Zambia
12-Sep-2011 review: Ver good start to the holiday
ExcellentExcellent
Shiwa Ng'andu, Zambia
15-Sep-2011 review: Another enjoyable stay with Jo and Charley
ExcellentExcellent
Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia
18-Sep-2011 review: A good variety of activities
ExcellentExcellent
Bishops' Court, South Africa (this camp has since closed)
21-Sep-2011 review: Best hotel of the trip
ExcellentExcellent
Rusthof Country House, South Africa (this camp has since closed)
24-Sep-2011 review: Not our favourite place
AverageAverage
Ocean Eleven, South Africa
26-Sep-2011 review: Lots of whales
ExcellentExcellent
Hog Hollow Country Lodge , South Africa
28-Sep-2011 review: Good hotel, good location
GoodGood