Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr C & Mr K from Oxfordshire


Excellent return trip to Zambia

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 5-Sep-2016 and 23-Sep-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

There was no-one to meet us at the airport when we arrived at Lusaka. We scoured the airport and found someone from Tours Africa but he said that they had not been asked to pick us up. After speaking to what seemed to be everyone in the Airport the Tours Africa rep came back and apologised and said it was entirely their fault and then took us to the hotel but we wasted over half an hour.

Tsetses were an issue, as we can both react badly to them. Much worse in South Luangwa than last time and we had one particularly bad Tsetse walk in North Luangwa. We were expecting them in Kafue - Musekese was better than expected, Busanga Plains much worse. All the camps were free of tsetses.

Disappointing that information on the Expert Africa website is inaccurate. Overall service from Expert Africa was very good, as usual. However......although the wallet is better than the old one, I still think it is daft to give people a wallet every time they travel - I won't use it again and it will join the other 2 wallets in my desk drawer. A shirt would give Expert Africa free advertising as well as being useful for the recipient (I've mentioned this before but it fell on deaf ears!).

I also think you should ask if people want a copy of Zambia before you sent it. When I got mine I thought it was a new edition but found it was identical, so it went straight to recycling.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Latitude 15, Zambia
5-Sep-2016 review: Very comfortable overnight stay
ExcellentExcellent
Musekese Camp, Zambia
6-Sep-2016 review: Brilliant camp!
ExcellentExcellent
Busanga Bushcamp, Zambia
10-Sep-2016 review: Great Camp but emphasis not on guiding
AverageAverage
Tafika, Zambia
13-Sep-2016 review: Even better than last time!
ExcellentExcellent
Mwaleshi Camp, Zambia
16-Sep-2016 review: Wonderful location
ExcellentExcellent
Tafika, Zambia
22-Sep-2016 review: As before
ExcellentExcellent

My Oct 2014 trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 2-Oct-2014 and 18-Oct-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Best trip ever, despite the high temperatures.

Excellent game viewing in all camps.

Unique and unforgettable experiences in the bush camps.

Well organised by Expert Africa and Tours Africa were very helpful on arrival and departure.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Radisson Blu Hotel, Zambia
3-Oct-2014 review: Convenient stopover
GoodGood
Tafika, Zambia
4-Oct-2014 review: Best lodge/camp in Africa!
ExcellentExcellent
Chikoko Tree Camp, Zambia
7-Oct-2014 review: Chikoko Tree Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Crocodile Bushcamp, Zambia
9-Oct-2014 review: Crocodile Bushcamp review
ExcellentExcellent
Kaingo Camp, Zambia
11-Oct-2014 review: Kaingo Camp review
AverageAverage
Mwamba Bushcamp, Zambia
15-Oct-2014 review: Mwamba Bushcamp review
ExcellentExcellent

My Dec 2008 trip

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 13-Dec-2008 and 29-Dec-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Whenever we met anyone who had used Expert Africa, their comment was invariably "Wasn`t Ellie wonderful?"

I thought the whole trip had been brilliantly organised and all the information I had been given befrehand was accurate.

Suggestions for improvement:

No particular thoughts, I`m afraid. A very satisfied customer!


I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
14-Dec-2008 review: Selous Impala Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Mwagusi Safari Camp, Tanzania
18-Dec-2008 review: Mwagusi Camp review
AverageAverage
Chada Camp, Tanzania
22-Dec-2008 review: Chada Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Greystoke Mahale, Tanzania
25-Dec-2008 review: Greystoke Camp review
ExcellentExcellent