Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs D from UK


Stunning landscapes round Namibia

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 15-Jan-2019 and 31-Jan-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Namibia is an extraordinary country most memorable for the astonishing scenery and its remoteness.

We had expected it to be under-populated, but were surprised to find most of the country devoid of humanity. It also seemed to be largely devoid of wildlife other than for the desert adapted animals in the Namib and in and around Etosha.

We stayed in a range of Lodges with differing levels of comfort, but all of them in remarkable locations, making for a very memorable journey round the country.

We were very well advised by Sabina at Expert both in terms of a practical itinerary and as regards the choice of Lodges.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
River Crossing, Namibia
16-Jan-2019 review: Convenient first stop close to the airport
GoodGood
Little Kulala, Namibia
17-Jan-2019 review: Top end Lodge in a remote desert landscape
ExcellentExcellent
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
19-Jan-2019 review: Very comfortable B&B
ExcellentExcellent
Camp Kipwe, Namibia
21-Jan-2019 review: Spectacular setting
GoodGood
Safarihoek Lodge, Namibia
23-Jan-2019 review: Top class Lodge / Hotel
ExcellentExcellent
Onguma Tree Top Camp, Namibia
24-Jan-2019 review: Rustic Lodge overlooking a waterhole
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
27-Jan-2019 review: Remote Lodge in stunning location
ExcellentExcellent

A fabulous safari holiday in Selous and Ruaha

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 14-Jan-2018 and 27-Jan-2018 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

One of our very best trips. We had done many previous safaris but always in the dry season. While going in the green season has some downsides (much thicker bush and some areas were inaccessible due to flooding) the scenery was more attractive and we still had excellent game viewing while the bird life was significantly more abundant than in the dry season. Combining Selous with Ruaha provided good contrast and meant that we saw a wider range of game than remaining in just one reserve.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ras Kutani, Tanzania
15-Jan-2018 review: A restful start to our safari
ExcellentExcellent
Siwandu, Tanzania
17-Jan-2018 review: Top class camp in a beautiful location
ExcellentExcellent
Ikuka, Tanzania
21-Jan-2018 review: Spectacular camp in Ruaha
ExcellentExcellent

Great safari coupled with R&R on the beach

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 8-Nov-2015 and 23-Nov-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Our safari in Selous and Ruaha compared very favourably with other safari holidays we have had in southern Africa. A few days at Ras Kutani was an ideal way to relax at the end of our trip.

All the travel arrangements worked well.

The staff in all the places where we stayed were invariably very welcoming, friendly and helpful.

Altogether a wonderful holiday.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
9-Nov-2015 review: Delightful land and water safari experience
ExcellentExcellent
Kwihala Camp, Tanzania
13-Nov-2015 review: An authentic bush experience at Kwihala
ExcellentExcellent
Ras Kutani, Tanzania
19-Nov-2015 review: Idyllic place to wind down after our safari.
ExcellentExcellent

My Nov 2009 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana between 7-Nov-2009 and 17-Dec-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

A fabulous trip - although Expert Africa was only responsible for the first week (in Botswana) and the flights / car hire - which worked according to our booking.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Linyanti Bush Camp , Botswana
8-Nov-2009 review: Linyanti Bush Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Little Kwara, Botswana
11-Nov-2009 review: Little Kwara review
GoodGood