Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr and Mrs G Leicestershire

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:


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
Shiwa Ng'andu, Zambia
15-Sep-2011 review: Another enjoyable stay with Jo and Charley
Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia
18-Sep-2011 review: A good variety of activities
Ocean Eleven, South Africa
26-Sep-2011 review: Lots of whales
Hog Hollow Country Lodge , South Africa
28-Sep-2011 review: Good hotel, good location