Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs B from Somerset

Our First Safari Experience September 2012

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 12-Sep-2012 and 24-Sep-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


We hadn't been on a safari before and this trip exceeded our expectations in every way!
The standard of food and accommodation was excellent. The Norman Carr guides were very knowledgeable and only too happy to answer questions. We learnt a lot about the animals and birds and the environment they live in, which we found very interesting. The hosts and their teams in the camps were all very friendly and helpful, doing their utmost to make our stay very enjoyable.
Maybe we were lucky because we went to the South Luangwa Valley at one of the best times for wildlife viewing but we were amazed at the amount of animals we saw, especially whilst walking, when we hadn't really expected to see much.
The best part of the whole safari experience, for us, was definitely the bush camps and the walking. We loved the thrill of seeing the animals from ground level and the feeling of being "away from it all" at the camps. It was a fantastic experience.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kapani Lodge, Zambia
13-Sep-2012 review: Kapani Lodge
Luwi Bushcamp, Zambia
15-Sep-2012 review: Luwi Bushcamp
Nsolo Bushcamp, Zambia
17-Sep-2012 review: Nsolo Bushcamp
Kakuli Bushcamp, Zambia
19-Sep-2012 review: Kakuli Bushcamp
Mchenja Bushcamp, Zambia
21-Sep-2012 review: Mchenja Bushcamp
Eight Reedbuck Hotel, Zambia
23-Sep-2012 review: Eight Reedbuck Hotel