Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr E from Berkeley

Zambia Safari

On this trip, I visited Zambia & Zimbabwe between 17-Jun-2011 and 3-Jul-2011 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:


The trip overall was quite good. There were a few bumps, but they were resolved without too much trouble. I think the camps in South Luangwa were uniformly excellent, and I got good value for the time of year that I went (June). Lower Zambezi was excellent - I think this is a truly beautiful area for safari. Unfortunately, my game viewing was as good as I would hope, but I can't fault the camp or the guides for that. The river activities provide an great change of pace.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

My only suggestion would be to perhaps provide an alternate way of contacting Expert Africa while traveling. Perhaps, a skype number? I mention this because I had to use my mobile phone to contact Expert Africa during my travel due to a misconnect at JNB, and the roaming charges and long distance charges can add up rather quickly. My mobile phone contract in the US charges me whether I send or receive unlike many European contracts, so I had to pay for every minute used. In retrospect, I probably should have asked to correspond via e-mail since I had free internet access in the South African Airways business class lounge.

Also, it was great that you provided me the contact information in your packet, but it would also be a good idea to provide instructions on who to call and when if anything should go wrong during the trip. It seems like you've got representatives covering all the time zones, but it would be good to identify particular numbers to call for problems.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Pioneer Camp, Zambia
17-Jun-2011 review: Pioneer Camp review
Kapani Lodge, Zambia
18-Jun-2011 review: Kapani Lodge review
Mwamba Bushcamp, Zambia
19-Jun-2011 review: Mwamba Bushcamp review
Kakuli Bushcamp, Zambia
21-Jun-2011 review: Kakuli Bushcamp review
Nsefu, Zambia
24-Jun-2011 review: Nsefu review
Old Mondoro Bushcamp, Zambia
27-Jun-2011 review: Old Mondoro Bushcamp review
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
1-Jul-2011 review: Ilala Lodge review