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Holiday review by Sue Whittle

Date of trip: 22/07/2011
Number of people: 4
Country: Zambia

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "had an amazing time"
Tribes Service: "Excellent"
Guides: "mixed first camp we had many different guides due to a range of problems best guide was at the 2nd camp site"
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Excellent"


Luangwa River Camp
amazing Alison and Tom went out of their way to make it a wonderful experience if doing it again would look at doing a direct charter from the plains instead of via Lusaka
Luangwa River Camp
A lovely camp, with staff who were absolutely determined to ensure you had a perfect holiday. The hosts, Tom and Alison, were friendly, interesting and have a great sense of humour. The cottages perhaps don't quite have the 'in the wild' feel of the tented camps, but they were very comfortable. The game viewing was very good, and additionally we had the opportunity to visit a local school, which gave us a chance to meet the children, and hear from the teacher about their suceeses and the problems they face.
Mayukuyuku Camp
A beautiful location on the river. Tents were well furnished and made good use of solar lighting. Food was good and very plentiful! While we were there they had problems with the vehicles breaking down, but the staff immediately made arrangements for us to go out with a neighbouring lodge, so our viewing wasn't affected at all - some excellent sightings, including cheetah and leopard. It would have been nice to have had a host on hand as we had at the other camps, but the guides looked after us well.
Busanga Plains Camp
What an amazing place! Well furnished tents (though we could have done with a couple more candles - a torch is definitely a must here!) in a stunning location. It is remarkable to think that they had only had vehicle access to the area for a couple of weeks before we arrived. I suspect that the areas available for game viewing were more limited than they would have been later in the year, but we had some excellent game drives. The food was excellent, and beautifully presented. Tyrone was a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining host.

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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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