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Travel reviews by Mr SM from NW London

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

A definite holiday to remember

Zambia between 10 Apr 2009 and 25 Apr 2009

Trip rating: Excellent
"This will rank as one of my best holidays.

The whole trip exceeded expectations, and the level of service throughout the trip could not be faulted and while a Zambian safari is not the cheapest option, I felt this was definitely value for money.

Anna's advice on the itinery turned out to be a perfect recommendation, with the right amount of time in each place.

Suggestions for improvement:

I was completely satisfied with the whole level of service, particularly the fact that the itinerary was organised around what I was looking for rather than any pre-set itinerary. Anna was also able to give recommendations on the options, based on personal experience - always a plus for me. I would definitely recommend Expert Africa to anyone considering a safari to Africa."

Kapani Lodge

Kapani Lodge

"Great game at Kapani"

5 nights Arrived 11 Apr 2009
"We thoughly enjoyed our stay at Kapani - the staff and service could not have more friendly, and the whole place has a very welcoming feel. The food was excellent and the whole team worked hard to provide a customised service. The guiding was excellent, with some specacular sightings - including a pair of courting leopards.

The daily game viewing was very much influenced by the guests needs and interests. April was also an excellent time to go, as the light was excellent for photography and the seasonal roads were back in use, providing a wide area.

Other highlights were a cruise on the luangwa and meeting Robert - the semi-tame warthog. The only downside was the occasional noisy night guests - hippos munching loudly on grass and hyenas laughing outside the chalet in the very early hours!"
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Mfuwe Lodge

Mfuwe Lodge

"Excellent location within the park"

2 nights Arrived 16 Apr 2009
"After Kapani, Mfuwe had a more formal and regulated feel to the place - although the accomodation with lagoon views was excellent.

The game viewing was excellent - with a couple of great lion sightings on the night drives. Being inside the park, we were able to stay out longer, and it was on the extended night drives that we saw the lion. Again, the guiding could not be faulted and the drives were tailored to our interests.

The lodge did feel a bit regimented, particularly at mealtimes, and felt a bit like a canteen rather than an intimate lodge. Having said that, the food was very good."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent
Avani Victoria Falls

Avani Victoria Falls

"Great location at the Falls"

4 nights Arrived 18 Apr 2009
"The Zambezi Sun is an excellent location with great access to the Falls allowing guests to visit as often as they wish without having to pay park fees, so we were able to visit at various times of the day.

The rooms were very comfortable and the staff at the hotel very fiendly and the resident giraffe and zebra added a nice touch. The hotel is also home to a young albino vervet monkey - worth looking out for. the only negative on the hotel was a lack of an al a carte menu - the evening buffet menu being rather pricey if you ony want a standard meal. However, Squires restaurant on the site did offer an alternative which was very good food at a good price.

It might also be nice if the hotel promoted trips into Livingston a bit more, to help encourage vistors to see some of the real Zambia."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent
Taj Pamodzi Hotel

Taj Pamodzi Hotel

"3 days in Lusaka"

3 nights Arrived 22 Apr 2009
"The hotel is a very high standard - although as a business hotel, a bit more formal than the others on the trip, but that did not affect the welcome and service we recieved. The lobby staff and bar staff were very helpful and friendly and the food was excellent - particulalry the Friday night curry night.

While Lusaka is not a typical tourist destnation, it is well worth a visit for anyone who want's to experience the real Zambia and we felt extremely comfortable walk around - both in the city centre and in some of the surrounding areas near the hotel."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Facilities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent

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