Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs C from E Sussex


Surpassed our expectations

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 16-Jul-2019 and 31-Jul-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We left the UK for Zambia with high expectations, having visited South Luangwa on three previous occasions. We were not disappointed - every camp has the highest standards even if it may be one of the 'humbler' bush camps. All camps are very comfortable and provide the most delicious fresh food - suffice to say we were never hungry!

The staff, guides and scouts are highly trained and knowledgeable. They are also entertaining and, as far as the guides and scouts are concerned, fill one with confidence when, for example, out on a walking safari or when confronted by elephants as we were on several occasions.

The camps are small (maximum of six chalets) and we were often the only two people in a jeep with a guide and a scout, which is very spoiling.

All being well, we will be returning to South and North Luangwa in the next year or two and in the meantime will have to rely on our memories of this magical country.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Tafika, Zambia
17-Jul-2019 review: Lovely Tafika
ExcellentExcellent
Mwaleshi Camp, Zambia
20-Jul-2019 review: Mwaleshi Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Takwela Camp, Zambia
22-Jul-2019 review: Takwela is a splendid new camp - love it.
ExcellentExcellent
Kakuli Bushcamp, Zambia
24-Jul-2019 review: Kakuli Bushcamp review
ExcellentExcellent
Mchenja Bushcamp, Zambia
27-Jul-2019 review: A long-awaited return to Mchenja
ExcellentExcellent

My Jul 2014 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 8-Jul-2014 and 29-Jul-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had an excellently planned holiday, although we found it quite tiring towards the end of our three week stay.

The camps were mainly excellent and certainly as good as we had hoped. We had an unfortunate incident when my wife's bag was stolen from the car outside our guest house in Windhoek and the staff at Galton House couldn't have been more helpful, as were the head office staff at Wilderness Safaris in helping us resolve matters.

There is obviously quite a bit of crime in Windhoek (and possibly other towns) and travellers should be aware of this and keep their wits about them. We were identified as a target once we arrived in Windhoek while driving a hire car with South African number plates, followed, and then robbed outside our guest house in a quiet street with nobody else around. If my wife's handbag had been hidden in the back of the car or in the boot things may have been different.

However, this didn't detract from a very enjoyable three weeks in a scenically amazing country with Namibian people who made our stay memorable.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Galton House, Namibia
8-Jul-2014 review: Galton House review
ExcellentExcellent
Bullsport Guest Farm, Namibia
9-Jul-2014 review: Bullsport Guest Farm is very enjoyable
GoodGood
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
11-Jul-2014 review: Kulala Desert Lodge is a super place to stay
ExcellentExcellent
Central Guest House, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
13-Jul-2014 review: Central Guest House is a great place to stay
ExcellentExcellent
Camp Kipwe, Namibia
15-Jul-2014 review: Camp Kipwe review
ExcellentExcellent
Etendeka Mountain Camp, Namibia
17-Jul-2014 review: Etendeka Mountain Camp is splendid
ExcellentExcellent
Anderssons Camp, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
19-Jul-2014 review: Anderssons Camp - Hmmm.
GoodGood
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
20-Jul-2014 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
GoodGood
Onguma Tented Camp, Namibia
21-Jul-2014 review: Onguma Tented Camp is splendid
ExcellentExcellent
Nhoma Camp, Namibia
24-Jul-2014 review: Nhoma Camp
AverageAverage
Ghaub Guest Farm, Namibia
26-Jul-2014 review: Ghaub Guest Farm is lovely
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
27-Jul-2014 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge is super
ExcellentExcellent

Our Aug/Sept 2013 trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 29-Aug-2013 and 12-Sep-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

It would be wrong not to mention Tour Africa (or is it Tours Africa) who did the whole "meet and greet" thing - they were brilliant whenever we met them.

The whole trip was seamless - I do not wear a watch so have no idea of date or time and I didn't need one. Whenever we were supposed to move on, we were told in good time and passed from one place to another. So relaxing - Expert Africa's planning had everyone where they should have been when they should have been. Thank you so much.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Mchenja Bushcamp, Zambia
29-Aug-2013 review: Excellent time at Mchenja
ExcellentExcellent
Tafika, Zambia
1-Sep-2013 review: Tafika is Tafika (We have arrived!)
ExcellentExcellent
Chikoko Tree Camp, Zambia
5-Sep-2013 review: Chikoko Tree Camp
ExcellentExcellent
Crocodile Bushcamp, Zambia
7-Sep-2013 review: The lovely Crocodile Bushcamp
ExcellentExcellent
Tafika, Zambia
8-Sep-2013 review: Tafika
ExcellentExcellent
Eight Reedbuck Hotel, Zambia
11-Sep-2013 review: Eight Reedbuck Hotel review
GoodGood

Overall

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 2-Jun-2010 and 17-Jun-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had a super time - the second week was memorable in so many ways. As a result, we hope to return in 2011.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Not at at the moment.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Luwi Bushcamp, Zambia
3-Jun-2010 review: Luwi Bushcamp review
GoodGood
Nsolo Bushcamp, Zambia
5-Jun-2010 review: Nsolo Bushcamp review
GoodGood
Kakuli Bushcamp, Zambia
7-Jun-2010 review: Kakuli Bushcamp review
GoodGood
Tafika, Zambia
10-Jun-2010 review: Tafika - Wow!
ExcellentExcellent
Old Mondoro Bushcamp, Zambia
13-Jun-2010 review: Old Mondoro Bushcamp review
GoodGood