Holiday review by Mr. Timothy Connolly

Name: Mr. Timothy Connolly

Date of trip: 02/08/2018

Number of people: 2

I was hoping and expecting that the holiday would be interesting and even exciting (which it was) but I wasn't expecting it to be so relaxing. There were loads of moments when I felt completely calm and relaxed in the spectacular natural environment. The fact that every Zambian and Malawian we met was ready with a smile and a joke greatly helped. Lovely people.

  • Kafunta River Lodge firepit and bar

     

  • Game drive from Kafunta River Lodge

     

  • Kafunta River Lodge chalet

     

  • Kafunta River Lodge infinity pool

     

  • Three Rivers Camp dining deck and view

     

  • Elephant and zebra near Three Rivers Camp

     

  • Three Rivers Camp tent bedroom and deck

     

  • Tent deck at Three Rivers Camp

     

  • The pool at Blue Zebra Island Lodge

     

  • Relax in the lounge at Blue Zebra

     

  • Kayaking on Lake Malawi from Blue Zebra

     

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Tribes Overall:

A tremendous experience. The people, the accomodation and the food were all excellent. The wildlife was spectacular.

Guides:

Our guide, Andrew, was informed, entertaining and thoroughly good company.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

Kafunta are certainly trying hard to engage with the local community and the staff seem to be happy and committed. For perfection, I would like to see a more obvious commitment to minimising their enviromental impact.


The places you stayed

Kafunta River Lodge firepit and bar

Kafunta River Lodge

Zambia

Superb - beautiful lodge, beautiful staff and fabulous food - especially the lunches! The attention to detail was second to none. It was such a relaxing place - even though the safari experience is really full on.


Three Rivers Camp dining deck and view

Three Rivers Camp

Zambia

You have a real star in TJ - he's a force of nature or really makes this camp such a fabulous experience. We actually preferred it to Kafunta because it's more intimate and feels closer to nature. Great tents - loved the outdoor shower and the star beds.


The pool at Blue Zebra Island Lodge

Blue Zebra Island Lodge

Malawi

I think this probably would have been an excellent but nothing can compare to Kafunta and Three Rivers I'm afraid.


Kafunta River Lodge firepit and bar

Kafunta River Lodge

Zambia

Beautiful spot with a truly spectacular view across the flood plain both in the day and at night. The wildlife is literally on your doorstep. The staff are incredibly friendly and very professional. The food is excellent but, for me personally, I would like to have tasted a greater Zambian influence.


Three Rivers Camp dining deck and view

Three Rivers Camp

Zambia

The camp manager, TJ, is a force of nature and adds greatly to the experience. I thoroughly enjoyed his company in the evenings. If anything, the accomodation is even better than Kafunte and you certainly feel close to nature. I also really enjoyed the communal dining. The highlight of the holiday for me.


The pool at Blue Zebra Island Lodge

Blue Zebra Island Lodge

Malawi

Again, great staff. Only suffers in comparison to the Kafunte experience in the fact that the accomodation isn't quite as good. Although the food is very good I think they might be better doing a buffet at lunch. Certainly, the Saturday lunchtime BBQ was tremendous.