Travel reviews by Mrs G from Herts
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Another wonderful trip
Zambia between 3 Sep 2018 and 20 Sep 2018
The camps are all well organised and comfortable and everyone is so friendly.
S Luangwa shows noticeable increase in visitors but game superb and camps becoming more luxurious.
Less walking offered up front and we needed to make it clear that we were repeat visitors who wanted to walk..
Kafue was an experiment in contrast and suited us perfectly. Hope to be back.
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Thanks once again.
Expert Africa bookings are well regarded at all camps and we have no intention of booking with anyone else having heard horror stories of other agents"
"Very pleasant overnight stop."
"Still excellent in every way ."
"Still the traditional bush feel"
"Good game in nice green area"
"Lovely birds but less big game "
It's not the economy stupid, it's the weather
Botswana between 22 Feb 2017 and 1 Mar 2017
Having been to southern africa animal watching on numerous occasions over 30+ years, but always in the dry, a green season trip was very interesting and thoroughly enjoyable, but perhaps only once."
The rains in Botswana have been exceptional this year. More rain has fallen in the rainy season between Dec 2016 and March 2017 than had fallen over all the three previous rainy seasons combined: 2013/14, 2014/15, and 2015/16.
It's been no ordinary rainy season - many areas have been deluged, and as the result some airstrips have had to close whilst they dry out, and many drives have been much, much muddier than normal.
A more ‘normal’ green season isn’t nearly as challenging as this one!
Because of these exceptional and very challenging circumstances, we'd delighted that these travellers found their trip 'very interesting and thoroughly enjoyable'. Even in a normal year, the green season isn’t for everyone - but if you're looking for a contrast to the dry season, then normally it's excellent. The beautiful green landscape, migrant birds, baby animals, reptiles, cloud build up and dramatic sunsets all make it quite different to the dry season. You just need to come prepared to get a little wet - and cheered to note that many camps charge much lower rates at this time!
Arranged By Lucy Copson
Nxai Pan Camp
"The rains came, prior to our arrival"
"Kwara Camp review"
Activities in the green season are often quite different to the dry season - in that guided walks do depend on the grass levels and visibility, game drives can be delayed or cut short because of rain, and water activities all depend on water levels and whether or not there is enough shallow water around in a safe area to allow for mokoro activities, and enough deep water to allow to boat activities.
With regards to the tents and their refurbishment... we're anxiously awaiting news on this. Watch this space!
Fabulously varied trip.
Namibia between 6 Sep 2016 and 23 Sep 2016
See our other feedback on Zimbabwe.
Thank you to all Expert Africa staff who put it together ."
Arranged By Elizabeth Chapman
"welcoming and very suitable for first night"
"River Crossing review"
BullsPort Lodge & Farm
"Only go for lovely gorge walk"
Kulala Desert Lodge
"Did their best to avoid crowds at Sosselvlei"
"Lagoon Lodge review"
Coast and Sandwich Harbour
"Adventure day out on coast and dunes."
14 Sep 2016 • All-day excursion
"Highlight of Bush Dinner"
"Hobatere Lodge review"
"Ongava Lodge review"
Okonjima Plains Camp
"Okonjima Plains Camp review"
Zimbabwe trip full on
Zimbabwe between 5 Sep 2016 and 1 Oct 2016
Also EA information about the newly opened West Etosha through Galton gate proved the key to the Namibian tour. All EA recommended accommodation was excellent as was the Sandwich Harbour tour
Zimbabwe trip a full on safari, Fabulous game .Very dry this year which meant waterholes were great but not a lot in between. Thank you to James for suggesting Camp Hwange. It was just right for us although we probably won't do Zimbabwe again as we prefer the type of walking in Zambia."
Arranged By Claire Scott
Victoria Falls Hotel
"Unlocked for upgrade"
"Full on in many ways"
Thanks for another great trip
Tanzania and 1 other country between 10 Sep 2014 and 28 Sep 2014
The variety of activities was less than we hoped as there are no park rangers in the camps (Apart from Kitchaka) to act as guards for walks and no night drives. However in all the camps we had a very personal service and guides who were with you throughout your stay. That and excellent beach relax are two advantages over Zambia.
Thank you James for your excellent choice of camps and for such a smooth running trip. Our appetite is still not satiated, Zambia still has that edge for us and we hope return in the not too distant future."
Southern Sun Dar
"Better than expected for essential overnight"
Selous Impala Camp
"More like a good lodge with tents"
"First class camp with limited activities"
"Guenuine old style bush experience"
"Peaceful stylish retreat in unspoilt Zanzibar"
Zambia between 9 Aug 2013 and 22 Aug 2013
We have been enough times to know game sightings are not guaranteed but we saw more than ever before . The guiding all the way round was knowledgeable, tailored very much to our experience , enthusiastic and must have contributed to what we saw. Zambia just seem to have it right.
Walking is our passion and there did seem less on offer than before . Getting a game guard seemed to be a bit of a problem at times but nevertheless we always managed to go when we wanted.
Loved the camps. Can't wait till the next time!"
"Entering the luxurious category?"
"Great guiding/cats galore-- staff on leave ?"
Old Mondoro Bushcamp
"Can it get any better?"
Chongwe River Camp