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Travel reviews by The W family from Thatcham

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

Brilliant first trip to Africa!

Tanzania between 13 Jul 2012 and 22 Jul 2012

Trip rating: Excellent
"This was the first trip to Tanzania, or indeed Africa, for me and my husband. My daughters, who were with us, have been before though. We had the most brilliant time. My daughters and husband climbed Kilimanjaro then flew down to Ras Kutani to meet me and have a day or so to recover. It was a perfect place for that! Loved the monkeys there! Expert Africa did brilliantly in recommending Ruaha and Selous for our safari time. Neither had hordes of other vehicles rushing round and the former gave some wonderful close encounters with the wildlife whilst The Selous was such a beautiful landscape. Both Mdonya and Beho Beho were wonderful experiences and I would happily return there in a trice. Expert Africa also kindly arranged a road transfer for me to Ras Kutani so I was able to see some of 'normal' life on the way.

All of us felt it was a very special and exciting holiday and I cannot thank Expert Africa enough for their help in creating such a good experience. Hopefully that will be the first of many African adventures we have with you!"

Arranged By Elizabeth Chapman


Ras Kutani

Ras Kutani

"The Way to Relax!"

3 nights Arrived 13 Jul 2012
"I arrived a day earlier than rest of my family and was made most welcome by Lana. She arranged for Nassoom to have dinner with me so I didn't feel awkward dining alone, which was very thoughtful. He was delightful company and it was very interesting to learn something of Tanzania from him. I felt relaxed and 'at home' the moment I arrived - sandals kicked off, walking along the sand pathways (impeccably kept) to the relaxing bar area... With the most refreshing lime drink! The lodges are set well apart and offer lovely hammocks to laze in whilst watching the fascinating monkeys running around.

Lovely long beach and managed to catch two turtle hatchings by the conservation group whilst there - marvellous! Did the forest walk, which was pleasant and my daughters had lovely pedicures when they arrived. All in all a very pleasant stay with delightful staff and surroundings!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Average
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent
Mdonya Old River Camp

Mdonya Old River Camp

"Great 'out in the wild' feeling!"

2 nights Arrived 16 Jul 2012
"Had great time here! Loved the tents, which were well spaced out and the fact that wildlife could just wander through! (the camp not the tents!!) Dinners taken communally outside, which was great to hear about who'd seen what that day and then continued round the camp fire... Still amazed that when someone shone a torch into the darkness there might be an elephant no distance away happily having a munch! Wonderful going to sleep to the sound of impalas and elephants feeding nearby and all sorts of cries coming through the air.

Ruaha is perfect for getting close up to the animals, giraffe and elephants in particular. We saw a cheetah with cubs and a leopard as well as lions and numerous deer! The animals do not seem too worried about the vehicles and we didn't experience any problem with having lots of other vehicles around either. The guiding is geared to what you want when so we didn't feel pushed into starting too early."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent
Beho Beho

Beho Beho

"Who could ask for more?!"

3 nights Arrived 18 Jul 2012
"Beho Beho is stunning! The rooms are beautifully appointed with plenty of space to relax... Both the private and public areas. It felt like visiting a friend's wonderful home! The food was a delight and afternoon tea yielded the most delicious cakes imaginable. The days were quite structured but all the drives or walks out were most enjoyable. Our late afternoon walk had the surprising treat of sundowners waiting for us up on the ridge! Different guides were had on trips out, depending on interest; this occasionally leads to duplication of information but has the big plus of getting to know the different guides. They are all very knowledgeable and willing to share it with you... And can still answer the most basic questions with a smile and enthusiasm. Would definitely recommend a walk whilst there. The countryside is very beautiful and although animal contact is not quite so close up as in Ruaha, the landscape more than makes up for this. We still saw plenty of wildlife including 2 leopards and more hippos than we could imagine! All the staff were delightful as were our fellow guests. Cannot recommend highly enough."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay

"Stylish Oyster Bay"

1 night Arrived 21 Jul 2012
"Unfortunately only had a quick 1 night stopover here before flight home but was most impressed. Great attention to detail and extremely friendly atmosphere. Made the last night in Tanzania very special!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent

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