Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms J & Ms B from Canada


My Apr 2014 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana & South Africa between 13-Apr-2014 and 17-May-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Overall, a fantastic trip.

Expert Africa did an excellent job in their seamless arrangements.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Tau Pan Camp, Botswana
13-Apr-2014 review: Fabulous camp
ExcellentExcellent
Jacana Camp, Botswana
15-Apr-2014 review: Wonderful camp, beautiful setting
ExcellentExcellent
Kwara Camp, Botswana
17-Apr-2014 review: Great animal encounters at Kwara
ExcellentExcellent
Lagoon Camp, Botswana
20-Apr-2014 review: Beautiful setting
ExcellentExcellent
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
23-Apr-2014 review: City Lodge OR Tambo review
GoodGood
Letaba Restcamp
24-Apr-2014 review: Letaba Restcamp review
GoodGood
Shingwedzi Restcamp
26-Apr-2014 review: Shingwedzi Restcamp review
AverageAverage
Oliphants Restcamp
29-Apr-2014 review: One of the best in Kruger
ExcellentExcellent
Satara Restcamp
1-May-2014 review: Satara Restcamp review
PoorPoor
Skukuza Restcamp
2-May-2014 review: Skukuza Restcamp review
GoodGood
Le Must River Residence, South Africa
5-May-2014 review: Fabulous place
ExcellentExcellent
Twee Rivieren Rest Camp, South Africa
6-May-2014 review: Twee Rivieren Rest Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Mata Mata Rest Camp, South Africa
7-May-2014 review: Mata Mata Rest Camp review
GoodGood
Twee Rivieren Rest Camp, South Africa
11-May-2014 review: Twee Rivieren Rest Camp review
GoodGood
Le Must River Residence, South Africa
12-May-2014 review: Le Must River Residence review
ExcellentExcellent
Own arrangements
13-May-2014 review: Own arrangements review
GoodGood

General comments

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 11-Sep-2011 and 24-Sep-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Fantastic. Well organized. There were no logistical problems.

Kevin, our guide and driver for the first 6 days was excellent in his knowledge of the country, the parks and the wild creatures and expert in bird identification. Overall, he was well organized, courteous and looked after us well. He was attentive to our requests in relation to photography opportunities and positioning of the vehicle. On occasion he seemed to get a bit "fed up" with our requests to stop and our asking for information on, for e.g., the names of birds. We also detected at times he was catering to his own interests and was bored with what we wanted to do and see. We did ask him if he was "bored" with our agenda but he denied this. On a couple of occasions he returned us to camp sooner than we needed to be.

The washrooms in the Crater itself were in a terribly filthy state. With this much traffic and money going into the area surely some more resources can be put aside for better ongoing cleaning/maintenance of the toilets.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

None. Enjoyed working with Claire (again!). Very efficient.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Oliver's Camp, Tanzania
11-Sep-2011 review: Oliver's Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Kirurumu Manyara Lodge, Tanzania
14-Sep-2011 review: Kirurumu Manyara Lodge review
GoodGood
Rhino Lodge, Tanzania
15-Sep-2011 review: Rhino Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Dunia Camp, Tanzania
17-Sep-2011 review: Dunia Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Olakira Mara - Ndutu Camp, Tanzania
19-Sep-2011 review: Olakira Camp review
ExcellentExcellent