Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs C from Co Durham

We expected the best.

On this trip, I visited Zimbabwe between 5-Oct-2014 and 16-Oct-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


And we think we got it.

A fantastic 9 day 3 location safari with light aircraft transfers between lodges. Clearly Zimbabwe is going through some troubled times but this in no way detracted from our trip, People are genuinely pleased to see you, none of our camps where full and the parks seemed very quiet in terms of visitors, but plenty of game. We had a fantastic trip that will live long in our memory.

A special word for Rhino Safari camp, spend 2 nights here for a totally different amazing experience.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Difficult to suggest an improvement, our second Expert Africa trip, will definitely return.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Sprayview Hotel, Zimbabwe
5-Oct-2014 review: OK for 1 night
The Hide, Zimbabwe
7-Oct-2014 review: Painted Dogs at the hidd
Rhino Safari Camp, Zimbabwe
10-Oct-2014 review: Basic but charming.
Vundu Camp, Zimbabwe
12-Oct-2014 review: Difficult to imagine a better place.

Our first trip to Namibia

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 18-Apr-2011 and 6-May-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Without doubt one of if not the best hollidays we have ever had.

There are so many highlights it is difficult to specify in particular, but Africat stand out.

Apart fron Halali the lodges where all of a very high standard, with friendly efficient service being the norm.
We cannot wait to go again.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

A minor niggle we had was over the use of 200 Rand notes, after being told they would not be accepted we changed most of ours to lower demoninations, when we got to Namibia we found that everybody accepted the ones we had left over, even the craft stalls and filling stations.

Apart from this one thing we found Exprt Africa to be superb, Sabina organised a fantastic holliday for us.

Feedback response

We really appreciate our travelers’ feedback about the R200 notes.
It is great news that everyone is starting to accept some of the notes again.

We have since looked into the matter further with our colleagues on the ground in Namibia and it is our understanding that the new R200 notes are being accepted. However the old R200 notes is not being accepted and unfortunately they seem to still be in circulation. So to err on the side of caution we are still advising our travelers to avoid taking along R200 notes as it may not always be apparent which is new and which is old.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
19-Apr-2011 review: Olive Grove review
Sossus Dune Lodge, Namibia
21-Apr-2011 review: Sossus Dune Lodge review
Central Guest House, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
23-Apr-2011 review: Central Guest House review
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
25-Apr-2011 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
27-Apr-2011 review: Mushara Bush Camp review
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
29-Apr-2011 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
Halali Camp, Namibia
1-May-2011 review: Halali Camp review
Anderssons Camp, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
2-May-2011 review: Anderssons Camp review
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
3-May-2011 review: Okonjima Main Camp review