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Travel reviews by Mr R & Ms J from N London

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

5

Excursions taken

0

Our trip was everything we wanted and more!

Tanzania and 1 other country between 17 Jul 2012 and 29 Jul 2012

Trip rating: Excellent
"The trip was really well paced with enough time in each place to feel like you had enjoyed everything on offer. Also a great mix of relaxation focussed places and camps who excelled at giving a really excellent safarii experience, plus enough time at the end for some culture and history.

I think we both came away feeling we wouldn't have wanted anything else in our honeymoon and wouldn't have changed a thing."

Arranged By Claire Scott


Ras Kutani

Ras Kutani

"Ras Kutani review"

2 nights Arrived 17 Jul 2012
"Rad Kutani was our first stop on the honeymoon and was a perfect place to unwind after the wedding. It wasn't too far from the airport and had great places to relax - a great beach, nice pool and great sun terrace veranda. The food was exceptional - particularly the bbq.

Not the best place we went for snorkelling as when we were there (July) the sea was quite rough and made visibility poor, however the body boarding was great and the sun beds were very comfortable. Beach was also very quiet and there was no hassle from local traders which made it really peaceful.

It only took 2 nights there for us to feel properly away from everything and very relaxed."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Jongomero Camp

Jongomero Camp

"Great place for safari away from crowds"

2 nights Arrived 19 Jul 2012
"One thing we wanted from our safari was to feel out in the wild and away from everything. We chose to go somewhere without many other camps around, so that we weren't surrounded by lots of other jeeps. Jongomero was perfect for this, it did mean a slightly longer plane journey from Dar-es-Salaam but I think it was worth it. Most days we only ever came across one other jeep which meant it didn't feel too touristy...

The camp was really nice especially the decor of the main lodge and the staff were great in terms of service, but also very interesting and fun people who made the experience all the more enjoyable. There was a lovely feel to the place.

The nights were quite cold, but the extra touch of hot water bottles in the beds meant it was fine to get a good nights sleep."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Siwandu

Siwandu

"Lovely safari camp, right by a beautiful lake"

3 nights Arrived 21 Jul 2012
"This was the best place we stayed on safari in terms of accommodation. There was a lovely veranda with great views and the outdoor shower area was very nice.

We enjoyed being somewhere where a boat safari was available and the sunsets you got on the lake were exceptional and made for some amazing photos. Being by the lake also meant the bird life was almost as interesting as the other wildlife. The walking safari was well worth doing here and felt very safe.

The main lodge was excellent and had a great pool for cooling off after a hot morning's safari. The food served here was also excellent and Emile who managed the camp was always on hand to help or just for a nice chat."
Excellent
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Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Kilindi

Kilindi

"Incredible luxury and impeccable service"

4 nights Arrived 24 Jul 2012
"Kilindi was a really perfect way to end the honeymoon. The villas are very well done and have everything you could want which is probably why a lot of people stay there for most of their stay. There are lovely sun bathing areas overlooking an idyllic coast line and plunge pools for when you get too hot!

The main pool is well worth going to as it is normally very quiet and you often get it all to yourself. It's also next too a very well stocked bar with a variety of excellent cocktails available.

You can eat whatever you like, whenever you want, wherever you want, which makes you feel a bit like royalty! The beach gets some criticism on some of the online forums but we really liked it and couldn't see any issues.

Our only criticism would be the snorkelling trip which was organised which was done through a neighbouring resort and could have been better (not proper checks that masks fitted properly and no spare equip on the boat) and no warning that the reef we were going to was actually quite cold at the time of year we were there."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Zanzibar Palace Hotel

"Nice friendly hotel, bit old fashioned for us"

1 night Arrived 28 Jul 2012
"This was a really nice hotel and the staff there were very nice and made a real effort to make our last stop on honeymoon special, but the decor itself wasn't quite our thing.

Having said that the main thing we wanted from Stone Town was a good tour and the tour guide we had was excellent.

There were good bits of the hotel - a nice freestanding bath in the suite we were in, nice beds and good roof top views, but we did see some more modern hotels in Stone Town - Mashariki Palace I think was one - which seemed a bit more special."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Good

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