Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs D from Winchester


Tanzania in the (very) Wet Season

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 11-Feb-2016 and 27-Feb-2016 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Wonderful!! Chris and his team at Expert Africa are always brilliant - there is always someone in the office who has visited the places we want to visit and can give in depth information and advice. Thank you Ellie for all your help and advice and, also, Liz who took over whilst Ellie was on Honeymoon and had to sort out last minute changes when one of our chosen camps was closed by unusual weather conditions.

Just one very slight niggle - getting the Tanzanian visas on arrival in Dar proved to be a bit of a nightmare. There is no organisation resulting in passports for each member of the group being returned haphazardly one taking over an hour to handed back .TAB ( that's Africa baby!!)

We think that it is definitely worth the extra expense of applying for the visas in U.K.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Keep up,the good work!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Southern Sun Dar, Tanzania
12-Feb-2016 review: Tanzania in the (very) Wet Season
GoodGood
Sand Rivers Camp, Tanzania
13-Feb-2016 review: Tanzania in the ( very ) Wet Season
ExcellentExcellent
Sand Rivers fly-camping, Tanzania
18-Feb-2016 review: Tanzania in the (very) Wet Season
ExcellentExcellent
Mwagusi Safari Camp, Tanzania
19-Feb-2016 review: Tanzania in the (very) Wet Season
ExcellentExcellent
Ras Kutani, Tanzania
24-Feb-2016 review: Tanzanian the (very) Wet Season
GoodGood

One Meerkat Safari !

On this trip, I visited South Africa between 5-Feb-2015 and 19-Feb-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

As always Expert Africa put together a wonderful trip.

Although the wildlife in the Kgalagadi was, to say the least , sparse we had a superb time. The accommodation was far better than anticipated. Very comfortable beds, good showers and more than adequate cooking facilities . The addition of a fridge in our vehicle would have made the whole experience perfect.

The driving was occasionally a little challenging and perhaps not for the faint hearted but Kgalagadi should be on the wish list for all those who love Africa and want a bit of an adventure.

Our experience with B.A. was unfortunate especially as they are one of the few airlines that go to the destinations of our choice.but that is out if the control of E.A.

We look forward to our next trips organised by E.A. - we have 2 in the pipeline!!!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Twee Rivieren Rest Camp, South Africa
6-Feb-2015 review: One Meerkat Safari !!
ExcellentExcellent
Nossob Rest Camp, South Africa
7-Feb-2015 review: One Meerkat Safari
ExcellentExcellent
Gharagab Wilderness Camp, South Africa
8-Feb-2015 review: One Meerkat Safari
ExcellentExcellent
Bitterpan Wilderness Camp, South Africa
10-Feb-2015 review: One Meerkat Safari !!
ExcellentExcellent
Kalahari Tented Camp, South Africa
11-Feb-2015 review: One Meerkat Safari !!
ExcellentExcellent
!Xaus Lodge, South Africa
13-Feb-2015 review: One Meerkat Safari !!
ExcellentExcellent
The Falls Guest House, South Africa
16-Feb-2015 review: One Meerkat Safari !
ExcellentExcellent

My Sep 2014 trip

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 13-Sep-2014 and 1-Oct-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This holiday ( planned over almost 2 years - to celebrate a 'special' birthday) proved to be be all we hoped for and more. It was fantastic

Throughout the long planning period Eleanor was wonderful. She gave us a great insight into the places we wished to visit, her advice was perfect e.g. It was definitely better to visit Katavi before Mahale. Thank you Ellie you were great !

We have used Expert Africa on many occasions and have always been delighted with our trips. Chris and his team are efficient and very knowledgeable - Chris ensures that any place that clients wish to visit have been vetted by him or one of his team.

We look forward to our next Expert Africa trip though it will not be somewhat different as we are hoping to take our young grandchildren to introduce them to the wonders of this great country.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Keep up the good work!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Arusha Coffee Lodge, Tanzania
14-Sep-2014 review: Tanzanian Birthday Adventure
ExcellentExcellent
Chada Camp, Tanzania
15-Sep-2014 review: Tanzanian Birthday Adventure
GoodGood
Greystoke Mahale, Tanzania
18-Sep-2014 review: Tanzanian Birthday Adventure
ExcellentExcellent
Mwagusi Safari Camp, Tanzania
22-Sep-2014 review: Tanzanian Birthday Adventure
ExcellentExcellent
Pole Pole, Tanzania
26-Sep-2014 review: Tanzanian Birthday Adventure
ExcellentExcellent