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Holiday review by Suzanne Higginbotham

Date of trip: 09/06/2012
Number of people: 2
Country: Zambia

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Everything about our holiday was fantastic - a great experience all round."
Tribes Service: "We initially found Tribes at the Destinations Show at Olympia. It was our first Safari and the advice and information we received helped us through the overwhelming range of safari holidays available."
Guides: "We had several guides at the 3 locations. All of them were local people with outstanding knowledge of the community and wildlife. They made us very welcome and made us want to return to Zambia!"
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "This was quite important to us when we organised this holiday. Both Lodges were involved with the local community. Kafunta River Lodge, in particular, has a charity to support local initiatives."


Island Bush Camp
Quite remote but still provided immaculate bedding and comfortable beds, flushing toilets and a canvas bag shower. Delicious food, produced amazingly on a wood burning stove! The best view from a toilet I've ever seen. We were really well looked after!
Kafunta River Lodge
I can't speak highly enough of this Lodge. Everything is perfect and the staff are exceptional. The manager, Mario has the ability to make everyone feel very special and nothing is too much trouble The local staff are wonderful - very welcoming and full of smiles. We loved every minute of our stay and were very sad to leave!
Waterberry Lodge
A stunning location, a great welcome, lovely accommodation and delicious food. The local activities were excellent, too.

customer rating

5/5 from 58 reviews

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facts and information

Time: GMT +2 hours

Flight time: Flights from Europe to Lusaka take about 10 hours. Lusaka International Airport is about 25km from the city centre (about 30 minutes transfer).

Language: Zambia's official language is English, but outside of the cities few people speak it.

Visas: Visas are required for most nationalities, although a waiver can normally be organized in advance for British citizens.

Health: This is a malarial country.



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