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Travel reviews by Mr ES from California

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

5

Excursions taken

0

Our first Safari

Tanzania between 10 Sep 2011 and 21 Sep 2011

Trip rating: Excellent
"Ellie was great and the results speak for themselves. We were all very satisfied with the outcome.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

ironically your marketing materials do not live up to the product which is far superior. You run a solid operation and have good people (Claire was very helpful as well), but your site is very antiquated and your print collateral is uninspiring.

My comments are not that of a typical consumer mind you. I am in the business, so I do look at sales tools with a critical eye and there is a disconnect between the quality of your service and how you promote it. Thankfully your product is better. The other part is far easier to remedy."

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Bay Leaf

"BAY LEAF in Arusha"

1 night Arrived 10 Sep 2011
"Very nice boutique hotel considering the location. Would definitely return and recommend."
Excellent
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
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Kikoti Camp

"KIKOTI CAMP"

2 nights Arrived 11 Sep 2011
"Food was sub par and the facility needs a face lift. Felt ripped off when I was charged $20 US for laundering 1 T shirt and a pair of pants. That was OUTRAGEOUS."
Average
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location
Average
Service
Good
Facilities
Average
Rooms
Average
Food
Average
Plantation Lodge

Plantation Lodge

"Plantation Lodge"

2 nights Arrived 13 Sep 2011
"A gem..."
Excellent
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Dunia Camp

Dunia Camp

"Dunia Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 15 Sep 2011
"WOW. Best stop of the trip in terms of camp. Unforgettable experience. Peter Ijajara the camp Manager was EXCEPTIONAL as was his back-up crew. A fantasy stop to be sure....

At this point it was clear that ASILIA came across as an impressive operator. Of particular mention is Fazo Mtoro our guide until this location who was EXCEPTIONAL on all LEVELS. He made a VERY BIG difference to the whole experience. Cannot recommend him enough."
Excellent
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Sayari Camp

Sayari Camp

"Sayari Mara Camp review"

4 nights Arrived 17 Sep 2011
"Nice facility, but a let down compared to Dunia (surprisingly). Temp Manager Sally was very good, but the camp suffers from systemic poor room maintenance (towels never changed, water leaking from shower into bathroom) and food that frankly for a 5 star camp was tough and chewy (all meats except the chicken).

To be clear this is not a shabby camp. Folks were friendly and accommodating, but for the high cost it comes up short and is not as good as a value as Dunia."
Good
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location
Good
Service
Good
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Average

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