Travel reviews

Travel reviews by P & B, from UK


Namibia Sept 2019

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 3-Sep-2019 and 22-Sep-2019 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This was our second Expert Africa arranged trip.

Josh and Claire were helpful, knowledgeable and patient with our endless questions.

I have no hesitation in strongly recommending them.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
4-Sep-2019 review: Olive Grove review
ExcellentExcellent
BullsPort Lodge & Farm, Namibia
5-Sep-2019 review: BullsPort Lodge & Farm review
ExcellentExcellent
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
6-Sep-2019 review: Kulala Desert Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
9-Sep-2019 review: Sam's Giardino review
GoodGood
Doro Nawas, Namibia
11-Sep-2019 review: Doro Nawas review
ExcellentExcellent
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
14-Sep-2019 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
GoodGood
Onguma Tree Top Camp, Namibia
15-Sep-2019 review: Onguma Tree Top Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Mundulea Reserve, Namibia
17-Sep-2019 review: Mundulea Reserve review
ExcellentExcellent
Olive Grove, Namibia
20-Sep-2019 review: Olive Grove review
ExcellentExcellent

Trip of a lifetime

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 10-Jul-2009 and 22-Jul-2009 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This was the most expensive holiday we have ever taken - but it was truly worth it. Botswana seems to have got it just right. There was no commercial feel to it, just observing the natural world, and being guided by locals who you felt genuinely care about the environment, love their jobs, are well trained and justly proud of their country.

Suggestions for improvements:

You are right - it really is COLD in the mornings! Lots of layers are the best things to take - and I was very pleased I had my gloves.

We took your advice on the order we did our trip, and for safari novices it was really good - the night in Motsentsela to acclimatise, then starting the trip at Muchenje - luxurious and a good overview - then Lagoon where we got a bit more involved by following the wild dogs, and some hunting lions, and then finishing with Grant at Santantadibe where we really felt a part of the African bush.

I cannot think of anything that could have improved our trip (oh, perhaps if we could have stayed longer..)

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Royal Tree Lodge, Botswana
11-Jul-2009 review: Motsentsela Tree Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Muchenje Safari Lodge, Botswana
12-Jul-2009 review: Fantastic setting
ExcellentExcellent
Lagoon Camp, Botswana
15-Jul-2009 review: Lagoon Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Private Mobile Camp, Botswana (this camp has since closed)
18-Jul-2009 review: Santantadibe Mobile Camp review
ExcellentExcellent