June 2015

Posts Tagged ‘ Zambia

Holowaychuk, USA, 2015

Good afternoon Ted,
Randy and I want to thank you so much for helping to plan our extraordinary trip to Africa. All aspects of our trip were amazing from the falls in Zambia and everything the  team at Toya Leya had to offer right thru to our Garden Route drive. The accommodation you picked along the route were amazing. (Robertson Small, Rosenhof and Plettenberg Park Hotel).
We were in awe of our camps in Botswana and the wonderful staff & guides! We met other travel agents at these camps who thought our agent did a great job putting the experiences of our 3 camps together.
Wilderness was a very professional  company which made all our transfers, transportation and camp experiences seamless. We were also very impressed with their attention to conservation of animals and the amount of support they give to local villages.
We found you and the staff at Africa Odyssey were prompt to answer our questions during our booking process as well as dealing with the car issue we had in CapeTown. We did however find having vouchers for the car and Garden Route hotels would have been an asset. It would have saved time for us as well as the companies we were dealing with.
Thank you again for making our trip so amazing and we will definitely be in touch for our next trip.

Gee, UK, 2014

Tafika was fantastic – still can’t quite decide between there & Old Mondoro as to favourite! Alice & I both did micro light. It was awesome. Totally different perspective. Village/school visit also v enjoyable & humbling too.

Powell, UK, 2014

We had a great time in Botswana and Zambia. All arrangements and transfers worked smoothly. In Botswana Kanana Camp and Okuti Camp were excellent, particularly Kanana which was really well run and the staff were amazing. Food was fantastic too at both camps.

In Zambia we stayed at Waterberry Lodge which was absolutely lovely with great managers and staff and brilliant location with plenty to do. A great location for Victoria Falls and other activities. Overall a great success. many thanks.

John. V. UK, 2013

Hello Ed

Back from our trip to Zambia on Saturday – I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for organising things so perfectly for us. All connections were perfect, there was someone at Lusaka airport to help us every time we passed through, it was all brilliantly arranged. Thanks very, very much.

The Norman Carr camps were absolutely fantastic, the guiding especially. Innocent Tembo is reason enough to visit Nsolo on his own. We did a sleep out under mossie nets one night and this must rate as our best ever safari experience. Mchenja was equally impressive. Lovely facilities, great guides, excellent food, (even brand new Land Rovers. Very posh.)

The River Club was a great way to unwind at the end. Peter Jones is a great host and the place has the feel of a weekend house party in 1950’s Northern Rhodesia, and we enjoyed it very much.

Chongwe River Camp wasn’t quite our thing (although we had a great time anyway). We felt it was a little geared towards first-timers, a bit ‘touristy’. The Fred Flintstone pretend-mud walls sort of set the scene, we thought, and the guiding was a little cynical. They worked pretty hard to persuade everyone in camp to do the same activity at the same time, (on one occasion resorting to fibs to achieve this) which was strange as they had no shortage of guides… On the other hand, the Cassia Suite was lovely, and camp manager Flossie is a lovely friendly lady. No specific problems, just not our ideal camp.

Plans are afoot to revisit the South Luangwa in March to experience the bush in the rainy season, so we’ll be back in touch when we have some firm dates. BA cancelling the direct flight to Lusaka is a pain, isn’t it?

Thanks very much for your help once again. This is the third trip we have done with your company and each of them has been faultless. I’d be happy to provide any recommendation that might be of assistance to you.

Kind regards,


John. V.

P. Contsable, 2013, UK

Hi Ed,

I just wanted to let you know that we returned today from an amazing 8 days at Tafika and Mwaleshi in the Luangwa valley. Thank you so much for suggesting these camps to us, they were absolutely perfect. We loved the Remote Africa set up, there was a real hands on approach and we had a great time getting to know the owners and hosts at both camps over meals and walks. Wendy and I are pretty experienced travellers and quite demanding of our hosts and we can honestly say that the past week has been some of the best times we have ever spent in Africa.

So thanks again to you and your colleagues for recommending these camps and putting together the itiniery. Everything worked like clockwork and we could not have asked for more.

Best regards,

P. Contsable, 2013, UK

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