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Holiday review by Mrs. Valerie Kenning

Date of trip: 09/10/2014
Number of people: 2
Country: Zambia

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "It was a wonderful holiday and exceeded all our expectations"
Tribes Service: "We were very happy with Tribes services. All our queries were answered. Many thanks to Tracy who made great choices for us."
Guides: "We couldn't fault any of our guides. They bent over backwards to make everything special for us and were all absolutely delightful. Their knowledge of the area, animals, fauna and flora was second to none. We felt perfectly safe."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "In a country with limited job opportunities and a limited economy, it was good to see Zambia benefitting from well regulated tourism. Everywhere we went we were welcomed by the Zambians, and asked to come back."


Luangwa River Camp
Wonderful welcome. We couldn't have been looked after better. The food was amazing - How do they do it? We had a good mix of socialising with others so that we could swap stories and time to ourselves. Loved it.
Shiwa Ngandu
This was such a unique experience and visiting Shiwa lived up to all our expectations. Hearing from Charlie and Jo themselves about the story of this incredible house was wonderful. They treated us as their own house guests and gave up a lot of their time showing us around the house, farm and estate. The game they have in the area is different from what we saw in Luangwa so our trips out were again exciting.
Waterberry Lodge
Again a wonderful welcome and we were really well looked after. A beautiful spot with so many exciting things to do near by. Very good food and extremely comfortable accommodation . Loved it.

Our Memories

"Going back to Lusaka where I was born and brought up, having not been back for 50 years was very special. We were given a wonderful driver who made it his mission to find all the places I wanted to seek out. Our visit to the South Luangwa Game Reserve was wonderful. We saw a huge variety of animals during the day and night, and learnt an enormous amount."
"Shiwa Ngandu was somewhere I have wanted to go for a long time, and we were not disappointed. I was able to look into the archives and find my fathers signature in Shiwa's visitors book dated 1960. I had never been quite sure if he had been there or not. The house is a wonderful sight when you first arrive in the middle of nowhere. We will have many other wonderful memories, not to forget the fabulous Jacaranda trees, Flamboyant and Frangipan trees all in bloom."

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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