Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs G from Surrey


Excellent

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 25-Apr-2018 and 8-May-2018 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had a wonderful safari and our love for Botswana is as strong as ever.

Re the camps themselves, the luxury and style we experienced at several (mainly Duba Suites and Mombo) rather eclipsed the feel of being ‘in the bush’. We prefer something more simple - less luxury and less grand accommodation. Therefore we may head off next time to Zambia or Tanzania.

We presume the companies owning the camps are marketing the USA market and that the luxury is designed to attract many first timers who would otherwise not visit. Quite a few guests we met were Americans who had not been to Africa before and just wanted to ‘tick off’ the big five. And not interested in birds or trees/plants. There is a danger of a Disneyland type situation.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
San Camp, Botswana
25-Apr-2018 review: Brilliant time at this camp
ExcellentExcellent
Gomoti Plains Camp, Botswana
27-Apr-2018 review: Gomoti Plains Camp great location
GoodGood
Duba Plains Camp, Botswana
30-Apr-2018 review: Total luxury at Duba Plains Suites
ExcellentExcellent
Savuti Camp, Botswana
2-May-2018 review: Very enjoyable stay.
ExcellentExcellent
Little Mombo, Botswana
5-May-2018 review: Amazing camp and safari
ExcellentExcellent

brilliant all round

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 16-Jul-2016 and 27-Jul-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We'd recommend this entire trip to everyone, despite the cost! Highlight was Mahale National Park and Greystoke. Selous we were very impressed with, regarding the amount of wildlife we saw. Location of the camp excellent but we'd choose a smaller camp in future.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kigelia Camp, Tanzania
17-Jul-2016 review: only one night so no firm view
GoodGood
Chada Camp, Tanzania
18-Jul-2016 review: great
ExcellentExcellent
Greystoke Mahale, Tanzania
21-Jul-2016 review: wonderful
ExcellentExcellent
Siwandu, Tanzania
25-Jul-2016 review: very good
ExcellentExcellent

Brilliant safari and holiday

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zambia between 18-Jul-2014 and 31-Jul-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Could not have been better. Had a wonderful time.
Thanks to Chloe for all the hard work she put in sorting out the logistics/dates and all her friendly emails.

Very impressed with &Beyond as we can't recall having been at one of their camps before. Good to mix Wilderness
and &Beyond.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No. Expert Africa the tops.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Avani Victoria Falls, Zambia
18-Jul-2014 review: very convenient for Vic Falls
GoodGood
Toka Leya Camp, Zambia
19-Jul-2014 review: good choice with lovely staff
ExcellentExcellent
Tubu Tree Camp, Botswana
21-Jul-2014 review: only one night but very pleasant
ExcellentExcellent
Little Tubu, Botswana
22-Jul-2014 review: great place and great safari
ExcellentExcellent
Jacana Camp, Botswana
24-Jul-2014 review: peaceful and beautiful location
ExcellentExcellent
Little Vumbura, Botswana
25-Jul-2014 review: Wonderful all round
ExcellentExcellent
Sandibe Luxury Mobile Safari
28-Jul-2014 review: Great experience
ExcellentExcellent