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Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs G from Richmond

Review Distribution

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

5

Excursions taken

0

Tanzania

Tanzania and 1 other country between 8 Oct 2011 and 21 Oct 2011

Trip rating: Good
"The safari element of the holiday was great and with only the problem of the delay with the plane at the start - out of Expert Africa's control - to take the edge of a really good experience. Beho beho was excellent.

Matemwe bungalows were a little disappointing - not as smart as it looked! The location wasn't great as it has a beach with a reef and for most of the day you cannot swim - it would have been nice to have had a beach in the resort so you could walk in for a swim - this is probably the same for all of the resorts on the east coast. Maybe this is common knowledge but not to us.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

A good service with all transport and guides as arranged"

Mwagusi Safari Camp

Mwagusi Safari Camp

"Mwagusi Safari Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 8 Oct 2011
"Food was excellent. The guides were very knowledgeable and it was a benefit to have a driver and a guide who could really concentrate on spotting wildlife.

Our visit was somewhat spoilt by ignoring the advice given to lock valuables in the office safe. On the one occasion my husband left money hidden in the room - it was taken. Use the facilities offered!

Showers a little unreliable - which seemed odd as at the next camp we stayed they always had hot water even when the sun didn't shine."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Beho Beho

Beho Beho

"Beho Beho review"

4 nights Arrived 11 Oct 2011
"A really fun place to stay. Plenty of choice on activities and so well organised. Food was superb - breakfasts cooked out on safari, delicious teas, and evening meals really special - even lobster thermidor! Sundowners served in beautiful spots watching sunsets and appreciating the scenery.

Pool is small with little space to sit - not a problem when we were there but if more wanted to use this facility there wasn't really a large enough area. We understand this may form part of their forthcoming expansion plans."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Beho Beho Tree-house

Beho Beho Tree-house

"Beho Beho fly-camping review"

1 night Arrived 15 Oct 2011
"Didn't really think this was worth the extra cost. The camp spot is not very far from the main lodge.

The guide joins you for dinner and we thought you should be asked if you would rather eat alone - especially if you were a honeymoon couple.

Food very good."
Good
Location
Average
Service
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
Matemwe Lodge

Matemwe Lodge

"Matemwe Lodge review"

4 nights Arrived 16 Oct 2011
"The brochure and website pictures do not match up with the reality! The place really needs an refurb. Our shower was worn out and sprayed water everywhere. Holes in mosquito nets. Mosquito coils not lit at night and no useable matches left to do it yourself. All looked a bit tired.

We took the guided walk of the town. This was poor. The guide hardly spoke any English and just took us to see the school and that was it.

Tried to arrange a boat trip to Mnemba - just told that we could have a boat to go to one of the resorts back down the coast - not very helpful. Not enough options.

Toilet in reception needed checking more regularly - ran out of paper / towels, etc. and not replaced even when I told them! Flowers were nice in the facility but should have been removed when dead.

Food very good and service very friendly."
Average
Location
Average
Service
Good
Activities
Poor
Rooms
Average
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Average
Serena Inn

Serena Inn

"Serena Inn review"

1 night Arrived 20 Oct 2011
"Had asked specifically for a bed with no footboard (tall husband) and this was not arranged. Hotel were very helpful and managed to change us to a room with a wider bed so it wasn't so much of a problem.

Facilities very good - lovely pool in a great setting. Food in the seafood restaurant was excellent.

Had a guided tour of Zanzibar - guide OK - again his English was difficult to understand and he did spend a portion of the excursion on his mobile phone!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Average
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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