Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs M from Hampshire


My Jul 2015 trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 7-Jul-2015 and 16-Jul-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

All the paperwork supplied by Expert Africa ensured a smooth and relatively untroubled journey.

Many people contributed to the enjoyment of our holiday, for example it was very helpful to be met by Jacob from Robin Pope Safaris, on arrival in Lusaka. He obtained our visas, helped us to complete the Lost Baggage form and stayed with us until check-in for the Pro-flight part of our journey; this is very reassuring in a potentially stressful situation.

The trip exceeded our expectations and was memorable in many ways, leaving us with happy thoughts of returning.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We can't think of a thing!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Nkwali, Zambia
8-Jul-2015 review: Our first visit to a Robin Pope camp
ExcellentExcellent
Tafika, Zambia
11-Jul-2015 review: Welcome Return to Tafika
ExcellentExcellent

One of the best!

On this trip, I visited Zimbabwe between 17-Sep-2011 and 28-Sep-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This was our sixteenth trip to Africa and has been one of the most enjoyable. We love Zimbabwe and given the chance would certainly go back.

We have travelled several times with Expert Africa and would always recommend them to anyone planning a safari. Everything worked smoothly and without a hitch. The mixture of bush camps and lodges worked very well for us. We enjoyed meeting all the staff and guests and sharing experiences past and present.

Thank you to everyone involved, especially Claire and Chris.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Perhaps the Painted Dog Conservation Centre could be included in the brochure as a possible activity. They rely very largely on donations, and tourists could provide a valuable addition to their income. Local children stay for a week free of charge but children from private schools and schools farther afield pay.

Incidentally, for information, on the outward flight bags were checked straight through to Vic Falls without reclaiming at Johannesburg but on the way back it was clear we had to reclaim at Johannesburg and check them in again for Heathrow.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Somalisa Camp, Zimbabwe
18-Sep-2011 review: First stop - Somalisa Camp
GoodGood
Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe
21-Sep-2011 review: Return to Bumi
ExcellentExcellent
Kanga Bush Camp, Zimbabwe
23-Sep-2011 review: A real surprise!
ExcellentExcellent
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe
26-Sep-2011 review: Interesting and mixed experience
GoodGood

Back to Zambia

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 4-Nov-2009 and 14-Nov-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Our safari was efficiently and thoughtfully organised by Anna and the whole trip worked very smoothly. We were particularly impressed by Joseph and his colleague who met us at Lusaka as soon as we were off the plane. He saw us through visa control and security and stayed with us until we boarded for Mfuwe. He was there again for the return journey. This made such a difference to us when trying to negotiate an unfamiliar airport.

We perhaps would not choose to go to Zambia again at this time of year, due to the extreme heat and humidity. Tsetse flies were a problem, however the locations, the people and the animals more than made up for any discomfort.

Thank you to Anna for all her hard work and best wishes to the team at Expert Africa. See you at Destinations!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

You are EXPERT Africa - we are unable to think of anything you could do to improve your service - apart from perhaps covering Kenya?!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Mchenja Bushcamp, Zambia
5-Nov-2009 review: First visit to Mchenja
GoodGood
Tafika, Zambia
8-Nov-2009 review: Return to Tafika
ExcellentExcellent
Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Zambia
13-Nov-2009 review: Taj - a great end to a safari
ExcellentExcellent