Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs R - San Francisco


Actually oct 3 to nov 3

On this trip, I visited Zanzibar between 27-Oct-2012 and 3-Nov-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Wonderful. Great flight fr SFO and back on Emirates, good decision and nice accomodations in Dubai Airport Hotel. Climbed Kili thru G adventure but climb actually run by Zara. Good job but it would be wise to better advise prospective climbers how gruelling it really is, not just the altitude but the trek itself. 3 out of 12 didn't summit.) We then stayed at Twiga Lodge for a week outside Arusha- very very lovely. Paul and Erika were super hosts. We were just licking our wounds after the climb, but after recuperating Paul took us on first an afternoon walk in the neighboring park then a day landrover venture into the park, excellent guide, saw a lot of animals, birds, etc. Then back with G adventure for a week trucking around the Serengetti with a group. Saw a lot- including a black mamba on a branch next to our land cruiser, hello!) and a juvenile bull elephant chase a pride of 15 (really) lions out from under a shade tree next to a water hole, amazing. Then a week on Zanzibar at Ras Ngwui- very lovely, already commented at length about.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Give Maruska a raise or she will be stolen by another firm. She was wonderful, not just in prep for the trip but also towards the end. She was amazing and unflappable when we e mailed fr zanzibar saying we wanted to cancel pole pole and stay the remainder at ras ngwui. We spent a bit more but it was worth the change and Maruska took a bit of the pain of that away by very quickly processing the resulting refunds for the decreased air costs. Maruska is the type of rep that ANY major corporation wod want to keep content.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel, Zanzibar
27-Oct-2012 review: North Tip Zanzibar
ExcellentExcellent