Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs G from Sweden

The best vacation ever

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 11-Jul-2011 and 29-Jul-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


The trip was worked out around our wish of spending 3 weeks in Zambia including North and South Luangwa, doing as much walking as possible plus Kawaza village. On Maruska recommendation Lower Zambezi was added. We also asked for camps/lodges were game viewing was the main focus.

Hence we had quite a few camps and lodges that we stayed in, all in all 9. The logistics between the camps, including the flight connections were as one would say in modern consultancy terminology seamless. The only mishappening was our luggage to Kawaza village, but Proflight worked it out.

The mix of camps was very good as well as the choice of areas, it gave a very good insight in what is available on the eastern side of Zambia. This must have been one our best trips/vacations ever.

As we do quite extensive research ourselves in beforehand we knew what we had to expect, at least to some extent. we understood that this was not the case for all and every one.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

As you know we missed our first day due to Lufthansa delay in Johannesburg. The delay was due to the aircraft, the new Airbus 380 with more than 500 passengers. It took more than 30 minutes to get off the plan. Apart from 15 min late arrival. 1h50 was not enough to make the transfer. We had booked the flight, this is more for you to be aware of the potential risk of delays with these immense aircrafts.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Mwaleshi Camp, Zambia
11-Jul-2011 review: Most genuine bush camp. Excellent guiding.
Tafika, Zambia
14-Jul-2011 review: NP shared with one camp is a great advantage
Chikoko Tree Camp, Zambia
16-Jul-2011 review: Great walking in a very intriguing habitat.
Crocodile Bushcamp, Zambia
17-Jul-2011 review: Relaxed and comfortable
Kaingo Camp, Zambia
19-Jul-2011 review: Great hides
Kawaza Village, Zambia
21-Jul-2011 review: Good insight of the daily village life
Chongwe River Camp, Zambia
22-Jul-2011 review: Stunningly situated at Zambesi
Tsika Island Camp, Zambia
23-Jul-2011 review: Relaxed and peaceful setting at the riverside
Chongwe River Camp, Zambia
24-Jul-2011 review: Stunningly situated at Zambesi
Old Mondoro Bushcamp, Zambia
25-Jul-2011 review: High class bush camp