Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs B from Somerset

My Oct 2010 trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 3-Oct-2010 and 14-Oct-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


From the research we had done beforehand, we had high expectations of both Shenton Safaris and Chiawa camp. Both exceeded our expectations.

The locations were spectacular, the wildlife encounters outstanding and the standard of accommodation, service and hospitality first class.

The abiding memory of this holiday will, of course, be the wildlife. We were fortunate enough to see many memorable things including: several successful hunts by lions, 2 prides of lions disputing territory and a kill, leopards, large herds of buffalo and elephants at (very) close quarters, etc, etc. Due to the locations of the camps being deep within the National Park(s), none of these sightings were shared with large numbers of tourists. At no time were the lions outnumbered by the tourists and on the vast majority of occasions ours, with 6 guests, was the only vehicle present; there were never more than 2 vehicles at any sighting at the same time.
This was a truly memorable experience, our thanks go to all who made it possible.

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I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kaingo Camp, Zambia
4-Oct-2010 review: Outstanding Kaingo
Mwamba Bushcamp, Zambia
8-Oct-2010 review: In the bush at Mwamba
Chiawa Camp, Zambia
10-Oct-2010 review: 5-Star Safari