Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs P - Germany


Tanzania southern circuit

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 28-Jul-2011 and 14-Aug-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Great trip - went perfectly to plan (apart from trying to enter Ruha on August 1st - I will provide separate commentary about this).

Accomodation and transfers could not be faulted. Staff throughout very very good, and invariably excellent. We felt each of the lodges went out of their to make a stay special.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

It seems worth keepng an eye on the Authorities in Tanzania. Politically there are issues and undercurrents that, on this occasion, broke the surface.

Just as an aside: having gone to trouble of getting Visas in advance, immigration managed to to process none Visa holders more quickly that us: management of arrivals hall was rather desperate.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
29-Jul-2011 review: Selous Impala Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Mwagusi Safari Camp, Tanzania
1-Aug-2011 review: Mwagusi Safari Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Pongwe Beach Hotel, Zanzibar
5-Aug-2011 review: Pongwe Beach Hotel review
GoodGood
Unguja Lodge, Zanzibar
8-Aug-2011 review: Unguja Lodge review
GoodGood
Zanzibar Coffee House, Zanzibar
12-Aug-2011 review: Zanzibar Coffee House review
ExcellentExcellent

Zambia - Bush experience at its best

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 29-Jul-2009 and 25-Aug-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

The economic climate made this trip more expensive than it might have been 12 months earlier. But once you leave Lusaka you can forget the rest of the world, forget money, forget politics, the weather or anything else that disturbs your equilibrium: simply immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the bush. The people involved in putting this bush experience together restore your faith in human nature.

This was a great trip, but then again I have never had a bad trip in Africa. The dilema, as ever, is whether to return again or move on and extend your experiences. Would we go back - no question!

Suggestions for improvement:

This was a trip difficult to criticise - and certainly in terms of planning and booking there were no questions left unanswered and no issues that caused a problem. You know when the ref has had a good game, you don't hear the whistle. Expert seem to handle things much the same way. Thank you.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Tafika, Zambia
30-Jul-2009 review: Tafika: feel the heartbeat ot the valley!
ExcellentExcellent
Crocodile Bushcamp, Zambia
2-Aug-2009 review: Crocodile is an amazing 'remote' experience.
GoodGood
Chikoko Tree Camp, Zambia
4-Aug-2009 review: A great walking camp
ExcellentExcellent
Old Mondoro Bushcamp, Zambia
6-Aug-2009 review: Is there a better location - anywhere?
ExcellentExcellent