Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr S & Mrs K - West Midlands


An enjoyable trip to Selous and Mikumi

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 10-Sep-2016 and 22-Sep-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had been to Mikumi (the old Foxes Camp on the same site as Stanley's Kopje) about 12 - 15 years ago and hadn't seen very much. This time we saw a lot more, thanks largely to Clarence, our driver/guide.

We loved Lake Manze Camp, more than Stanley's Kopje or Sand Rivers, as, to us, it provided a more authentic safari experience.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Southern Sun Dar, Tanzania
10-Sep-2016 review: Comfortable Hotel
GoodGood
Stanley's Kopje, Tanzania
11-Sep-2016 review: Camp in Underrated Reserve
GoodGood
Lake Manze Adventure Camp, Tanzania
13-Sep-2016 review: A real Safari Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Sand Rivers Camp, Tanzania
17-Sep-2016 review: A luxury Camp
GoodGood
Sand Rivers fly-camping, Tanzania
20-Sep-2016 review: Excellent Fly Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Southern Sun Dar, Tanzania
21-Sep-2016 review: Southern Sun Dar review
GoodGood

A Well Organised Trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 3-Sep-2010 and 23-Sep-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We were very satisfied with the itinerary agreed with you and really couldn't have asked for more.

The accommodation was excellent and staff everywhere were friendly and helpful.

A few tips for others. Don't believe time estimates for journeys given by locals. Add about 25% to get an accurate driving time. Unless you're sticking to tarred roads, it's well worth getting at least a high clearance 2WD vehicle, such as the Nissan X-Trails. There are a lot of large and sharp stones on many of the gravel roads. These are particularly bad around Palmwag and on the approach (from the south) to Wolwedans.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
4-Sep-2010 review: Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review
GoodGood
Wolwedans Dune Camp, Namibia
5-Sep-2010 review: Wolwedans Dune Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
8-Sep-2010 review: Cornerstone Guesthouse review
GoodGood
Doro Nawas, Namibia
10-Sep-2010 review: Doro Nawas review
AverageAverage
Etendeka Mountain Camp, Namibia
11-Sep-2010 review: Etendeka Mountain Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
13-Sep-2010 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
GoodGood
Onguma Tree Top, Namibia
16-Sep-2010 review: Onguma Tree Top review
GoodGood
Mundulea Reserve, Namibia
18-Sep-2010 review: Mundulea Reserve review
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
21-Sep-2010 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent