Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs L from France


Our fabulous Zimbabwe adventure

On this trip, I visited Zimbabwe between 22-Sep-2015 and 3-Oct-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

From the early booking stage our trip was superbly managed by Expert Africa and the service and organisation on the ground in Zimbabwe was generally very good.

The excellent hospitality and superb guiding, together with the warm welcome extended by the local people, made this an unforgettable experience and we would not hesitate to return to Zimbabwe. Of the 3 camps we stayed in, the 2 run by Wilderness Safaris provided a good level of overall comfort, despite their somewhat corporate feel, and still retained a genuine bush feel.

Rhino Safari Camp was somewhat disappointing and seemed to reflect the current run down situation in Matusadona.

We were approached several times, by fellow travellers, concerning the matter of "tips" and as we have found on previous safaris this remains a contentious issue. What is too much and what is too little?? Your guidelines suggest one thing and the camps have their own suggestions........

Overall we felt that we had a good value holiday.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe
22-Sep-2015 review: Comfortable stopover at Vic Falls Hotel
GoodGood
Little Makalolo Camp, Zimbabwe
23-Sep-2015 review: Little Makalolo - Simply the best
ExcellentExcellent
Rhino Safari Camp, Zimbabwe
26-Sep-2015 review: Disappointing Camp but great birding
GoodGood
Ruckomechi Camp, Zimbabwe
29-Sep-2015 review: Brlliant Camp in an excellent location
ExcellentExcellent

My Jan 2012 trip

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 16-Jan-2012 and 23-Jan-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

GoodGood

We found the Selous to be a very interesting area and the standard of guiding and service generally were excellent. However, our end of trip feeling was that we would not return.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

This was our fourth holiday with Expert Africa and we feel most relaxed about your excellent service. We will definitely be in touch with you again.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Lake Manze Adventure Camp, Tanzania
16-Jan-2012 review: Lake Manze Tented Camp review
GoodGood
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
20-Jan-2012 review: Selous Impala Camp review
GoodGood

Wonderful Zambia again

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 15-Sep-2008 and 30-Sep-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This was our second trip to Zambia and we were very pleased with it overall.

In the South Luangwa Norman Carr Safaris set very high standards which, with few exceptions, they acheived. Their Guides are second to none and well supported by the Game scouts and Camp staff. The Camp Hosts were friendly and welcoming. Special arrangements were made by Abraham Banda for us to visit Yosefe School with vehicles and drivers being made available to make this possible - an excellent service enabling us to make a most emotional and uplifting visit with the staff and children.

To finish our holiday with 3 nights in the Lower Zambezi was magical - Sausage Tree is a luxury camp with excellent facilities, food and activities.

Suggestions for improvement:

You have it just right - keep it up

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kapani Lodge, Zambia
16-Sep-2008 review: Kapani Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Nsolo Bushcamp, Zambia
17-Sep-2008 review: Nsolo Bushcamp review
ExcellentExcellent
Luwi Bushcamp, Zambia
19-Sep-2008 review: Luwi Bushcamp review
GoodGood
Kakuli Bushcamp, Zambia
22-Sep-2008 review: Kakuli Bushcamp review
GoodGood
Mchenja Bushcamp, Zambia
25-Sep-2008 review: Mchenja Bushcamp review
ExcellentExcellent
Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia
27-Sep-2008 review: Sausage Tree Camp review
ExcellentExcellent