Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr C & Ms S from Colorado

We are recommending Expert Africa to all

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Namibia between 1-Jul-2009 and 29-Jul-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Several times on the trip staff at our various locations commented positively on how well organized this trip was, how every detail of our ongoing trip was confirmed and that people all along the way were expecting us. We were also impressed that several folks knew Chris McIntire and spoke so highly of him. Well done!

We have already recommended Expert Africa to several of our friends who are looking to travel to southern Africa and we will always use yoru services in future trips there. Thank you so much for all your work setting this up, knowing the best places to go, it was really the trip of a lifetime!

Two suggestions: we traveled by car from Gaboronne to Kasane (which we suggested and wanted to do) but wouldn't again because the road from Francistown to Kasane is the most horrendous road we have ever been on...I can't believe they even let cars attempt it...huge craters in the road big enough to swallow a VW mini-bus, we ended up driving way over on the shoulder to avoid wrecking the car. It doesn't look like this road is going to get fixed any time soon, either so please insist that people need to hire a 4x4 vehicle if they are going to drive on it.

Likewise with the road to the Rhino Camp (it wasn't as bad as the road in Botswana). It would have been wiser for us to hire a 4x4. While we managed to travel fine on these roads, the stress of not wanting to damage the undercarriage (which was not covered in the insurance) and the rush to get to the Rhino camp pick up location on time--made us with we had a vehicle with more clearance.

Overall it was a wonderful trip. Again thank you Maruska for all your hard work getting this together. We will look forward to using Expert Africa again on our next visit to southern Africa.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service

I think I've put these into the regular comments. Hard to say how it could have been improved at all. Expert Africa ROCKS!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Garden Lodge, Botswana
4-Jul-2009 review: The Garden Lodge review
Chobe Princesses, Botswana
7-Jul-2009 review: Ichobezi Houseboats review
Kanana Mokoro Trail, Botswana (this camp has since closed)
10-Jul-2009 review: Kanana Mokoro Trail review
Moremi Wildlife Safari
13-Jul-2009 review: Moremi mobile safari the best
Riley's Hotel, Botswana
19-Jul-2009 review: Rileys Hotel review
Terra Africa, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
20-Jul-2009 review: Terra Africa review
Vingerklip Lodge, Namibia
21-Jul-2009 review: Vingerklip Lodge review
Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia
22-Jul-2009 review: Desert Rhino Camp review
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
24-Jul-2009 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
Halali Camp, Namibia
26-Jul-2009 review: Halali Camp review
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
28-Jul-2009 review: Okonjima Main Camp review