Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs P from Wiltshire
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
Our Zambia 2018 trip
Zambia between 20 Jul 2018 and 2 Aug 2018
Having visited South Luangwa twice before we decided to try a mixture of 4 camps - 2 new ones to us, one totally refurbished and one familiar, with a mixture of results
Lion camp still has a wonderful location with excellent game viewing and guides although the new decor and food regime was not to our taste and if the price goes up appreciably in the future it will cease being our "go to" choice in South Luangwa
Tafika we had not visited before but were very impressed with most aspects of our visit.
Kafunta (twice before) has increased in size, with more families with pre-teenage children and a move away from communal dining to separate tables. In the past the pontoon shortcut into the park has always been working - when it is unavailable it does take quite a time out of game drives to access the park and return. The guide was disappointing and unfortunately stayed with us for 2 days here and 3 more at 3 Rivers (Kafunta's bush camp)
Three Rivers, new to us was a small nicely arranged camp with only 5 well designed chalets with good views over the bush (or the Luangwa river) and upper viewing platform with "star beds". These had mosquito nets so you could sleep out at night with a view of the African star lit sky. The camp was best suited to walking safaris and bird watching. There were more tsetse flies here than elsewhere. The staff here were all excellent with a nice relaxed but professional attitude to their guests, especially TJ who was the epitome of an ideal camp manager prepared to give us the benefit of his experience and knowledge over sundowners ."
"Pioneer Camp review"
"Refurbished Lion Camp "
"Great time at Tafika"
Kafunta River Lodge
"Kafunta River Lodge review"
Three Rivers Camp
"Three Rivers Camp review"
Our Kenya 2017 trip
Kenya between 18 Sep 2017 and 4 Oct 2017
Arranged By Richard Trillo
"Excellent overnight hotel"
"Amazing views at Saruni Samburi"
"Country house in the bush"
"Good safari at Rekero"
Balloon flight over the Mara
"A once in a lifetime experience."
27 Sep 2017 • Morning excursion
"Excellent safari at Naboisho"
"Day room at Emakoko"
Zambia July 2016
Zambia between 25 Jul 2016 and 6 Aug 2016
The weather was more akin to the end of August than the end of July and everywhere was very dry, forcing the game to the river. In all 3 lodges visited, Tena Tena, Lion Camp and Nkwali, we had excellent guides and better sightings than expected. Tena Tena and Lion Camp were more remote locations with less safari traffic than Nkwali.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip."
"Excellent overnight stop before safari"
"Extraordinary game viewing at Tena Tena"
"Return to Lion Camp"
"Great safari at Nkwali"
My Dec 2015 trip
Tanzania between 30 Dec 2015 and 4 Jan 2016
Serena Hotel Dar
"Serena Hotel Dar review"
Lake Manze Adventure Camp
My 2015 trip to Botswana
Botswana between 7 Mar 2015 and 19 Mar 2015
Ruaha Selous safari
Tanzania between 10 Aug 2010 and 22 Aug 2010
Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
Sort out the luggage allowance and make sure the information in the guidance matches the experience on the ground.
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Mdonya Old River Camp
Lake Manze Adventure Camp