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My Travel Recommendations

I'd love to inspire you with my travel recommendations. From private safari lodges in the Okavango Delta to exceptional beachfront resorts in Zanzibar, here are my favourites.

 

  • The Palms Zanzibar

    The Palms Zanzibar

    Location: Tanzania - Zanzibar
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "With just 6 luxury villas set in an intimate & personalized setting & with the property offering great sea views, guests can be assured that they will enjoy a romantic & memorable get-away in the most exclusive resort in Zanzibar."

  • Little Mombo

    Little Mombo

    Location: Botswana - Okavango Delta
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "Having received many accolades, from best hotel in the World to best safari experience in Africa & offering an unparalleled wildlife viewing experience in combination with opulent accommodations & stellar service – Little Mombo consistently delivers an over the top bucket list stay & experience."

  • Zanzibar Serena Hotel

    Zanzibar Serena Hotel

    Location: Tanzania - Zanzibar
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "The complex in which the hotel is set offers a relaxing atmosphere. The hotel provides amazing views out to & along the beach. The rooms are comfortable & the historic buildings beautiful."

  • Kwando Lebala Camp

    Kwando Lebala Camp

    Location: Botswana - Linyanti
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "This amazing little gem of a safari camp is small in size & capacity...but is BIG on atmosphere & service, with friendly staff who work as a team. The camp offers spacious accommodations & amenities, delicious food, excellent expert guides & an abundance of wildlife - especially acclaimed for it's wild-dog sightings!"

  • Zimbabwe Rediscovered in Style

    Zimbabwe Redisovered in Style

    Location: Zambia - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe - Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe - Matusadona National Park
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "Offering a prolific, yet remote Zimbabwe safari experience within some of the most acclaimed & yet also unexplored wildlife regions in the country, this safari package is geared towards the adventurous traveller, looking for an ‘’off-the-beaten track’’ safari experience."

Monique Roden

Africa Safari Expert

Africa is a destination that creeps into your heart, usually quickly & unexpectedly. In the ever-changing, fast-paced & pressure-driven world we all live in today, Africa is medicine for the heart & soul.

Read what our Travellers have to say

Hi Monique,

I won’t do a novel like I did last trip but am sure you will like to hear how much we enjoyed each place we visited.

Ruckomechi Camp was fantastic and we were very lucky, as for the first night and next day we had it all to ourselves so were thoroughly spoilt by the delightful managers and staff.  Our guide, Honest, was a gem and found all that we could have hoped for, i.e. lion (females and cubs), hunting wild dogs, elephant, giraffe, etc. The birdlife was beautiful too. On our last night we were treated to a surprise sundowner with the setting sun and withseveral of the staff meeting us on a hill to watch the sun go down. Honest and the other guys did a very funny dance for us and of course we had to join in.  It was a hoot.  We were all sorry to leave and thought that Ruckomechi had to be the best place we were going to visit.

We were to realise that every camp was wonderful in its own right and each was very different which was exactly what we wanted. The managers and staff at Davison's Camp were gorgeous as well and we had another lovely guide, Brian, who found great wildlife including leopard which we didn’t see in Mana Pools so that was exciting.  Every day was a new experience and once again our tents were great and the food gorgeous.  The pants seemed to get tighter daily!  At night after dinner we would sit around the fire and chat and sing so it was a lovely way to end the day. After four nights you really feel like a happy family so I definitely think it is worth the extra nights. We were very pleasantly surprised as we had an executive plane from there to Vic Falls - leather seats, lovely boxed gifts with a bow and goodies inside.  Very flash.  We just said “Monique has done it again”!

We were met every step of the way and arrived on the ‘Zambezi Queen’.  Wow what a beautiful boat and the perfect way to have a bit of a wind-down in between camps.  Everything was wonderful and once again we were very lucky and had the best cabins up at the front with two balconies and we all said – "Monique has done it again!" (we seem to say that a lot). The food and surroundings were fabulous and just tonking up the river was amazing. We did a safari drive in the Chobe National Park and that was really good and then the best of all was when the manager took us on a small boat to Elephant Cove and pulled up to the shore and we just sat for over an hour watching so many elephants running down to the water and the young ones swimming and frolicking in the water.  We had them just metres away and it was just a dream for me as elephant are my first love.  Kept having to pinch myself that it was really happening!

 

 

Tina Metropolis - May 2014 View more reviews