Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr L - Bristol


Excellent third trip with Expert Africa

On this trip, I visited Malawi & Zambia between 4-Sep-2017 and 19-Sep-2017 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

I think my third trip with expert Africa was probably my best so far.

The South Luangwa in particular exceeded my expectations and was truly an unforgettable experience. I certainly hope to revisit this part of Zambia in the near future. All the arrangements and flight connections worked without a hitch.

On reflection I should probably have selected a stop over on my outward journey as I travelled continuously for more than 30 hours. I think it is worth mentioning that travelling between the lodges in Malawi does involve some lengthy road trips. In my case nearly 6 hours each time. This is not really a problem , but I think should be born in mind.

I learned a great deal about Malawi and the problems facing the country while I was there , and there is a programme of recovery and restocking of wildlife going on across the country in areas that suffered greatly from poaching and neglect in recent decades. African Parks are the main driving force , and are to be congratulated and supported. Therefore I encourage people to visit the parks and lodges in Malawi in support of this project , as well as to visit a very interesting country.

My thanks to Claire in particular at Expert Africa for arranging everything , and for helping me to Plan such a successful trip.

I certainly intend to use Expert Africa again in the future.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kaingo Camp, Zambia
5-Sep-2017 review: Great Introduction to South Luangwa at Kaingo
ExcellentExcellent
Mwamba Bushcamp, Zambia
8-Sep-2017 review: My best ever Safari experience
ExcellentExcellent
Mvuu Wilderness Lodge, Malawi
12-Sep-2017 review: Luxury safari lodge on the Shire river
ExcellentExcellent
Mkulumadzi Lodge, Malawi
15-Sep-2017 review: Mkulumadzi Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent

My Nov 2011 trip

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 26-Nov-2011 and 13-Dec-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

On a whole, the trip was an excellent experience and we enjoyed Tanzania . Hopefully we will return one day!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

It is really difficult to come up with anything substantial.
Information on the camps is comprehensive but maybe a little more about the types of animals which can be encountered and the environment and terrain as well as camp facilities,but this is a small point.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Lake Manze Adventure Camp, Tanzania
27-Nov-2011 review: Lake Manze Tented Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
29-Nov-2011 review: Selous Impala Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Kwihala Camp, Tanzania
3-Dec-2011 review: Kwihala Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Unguja Lodge, Zanzibar
7-Dec-2011 review: Unguja Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Beyt al Salaam, Zanzibar
11-Dec-2011 review: Beyt al Chai review
ExcellentExcellent

great and memorable first time in Africa

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Zambia between 24-Apr-2009 and 8-May-2009 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Overall my trip was a great experience and I have many fond memories of my time there and all the truly wonderful people I met and became friends with.

Suggestions for improvements:

Not really any I can think of!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Little Vumbura, Botswana
25-Apr-2009 review: Wonderful start to holiday at little Vumbura
ExcellentExcellent
Chitabe Camp, Botswana
28-Apr-2009 review: Seeing the lions at Chtabe camp
ExcellentExcellent
Kwetsani Camp, Botswana
1-May-2009 review: great time in this watery wilderness
ExcellentExcellent
DumaTau Camp, Botswana
3-May-2009 review: too short a time in Duma Tau
ExcellentExcellent
Avani Victoria Falls, Zambia
5-May-2009 review: Zambezi Sun review
GoodGood