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Travel reviews by Mr K-W from Spain

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Total number of trips

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Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

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Excursions taken

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a fine and unforgettable trip

Tanzania and 1 other country between 6 Oct 2012 and 17 Oct 2012

Trip rating: Excellent
"The pleasure of this trip began with Elizabeth Wollens help at Expert Africa planning it.
And it just went on from there.

I dont really feel able to express the extent of the gratitude I feel for all that we encountered at every stage and for the individuals involved.

Talking of the people, theres not yet been the space to specifially mention Kassim of Eco + Culture with whom we spent 3 days on various outings, something so memorable, both as the experience of getting to know such a fine person and for the conversations we had and the time together.

Amongst other things, this helped me digest experiencing a visit to E. Africa 50 years after the childhood Id had there.

And it was simply yet another thing that made the fine time wed already been having even more so.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Im afraid Im probably boring in having nothing more to add about any of this.

The only way I can imagine your improving things would be through being able to satisfy others as much as you have me.

Id like to include you all at Expert Africa in this because I fully realise that Liz could not have been the way I experienced her without your all being so too THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH INDEED."

Arranged By Elizabeth Chapman


Lake Manze Adventure Camp

Lake Manze Adventure Camp

"a totally satisfying stay at Lake Manze camp"

4 nights Arrived 7 Oct 2012
"There were a number of aspects that made this such a fine time:-

- its overall situation in the Lake Manze environment as a wildlife habitat.
- the fine setting of the camp by the water like that.
- occupying tent no. 1 at the end of the line that became part of the intimate experience of game we had in camp, day and night.
- the staffs gentleness and good humour that made spontaneous interaction and conversation an easy and unforgettable part of the experience, and, in the case of the guides and drivers, this includes their knowlegeableness and care for the animals. I would thank each and every person we had contact with in this respect, not just in general but in some particular way too. (this point was probably the defining point of the safari, the cream topping an already fine experience, as far as I was concerned.)

My only discomfort was the evening banquet table.
I would have felt happier in the dining area.
Still dining with others, the meal would have been quieter for me, therefore more in keeping with the overall experience.
I would have more easily escaped afterwards to sit in the tent porch and listen to the night sounds of Africa before turning in.
This is a very personal comment, not a criticism, because I think that socialising at the banquet table was a helpful way of signing out after the other-world experiences of the day for many people.

My grading of the experience below is totally subjective, simply meaning that in each case I was totally content with things as they were in those circumstances, not wishing anything to have been otherwise."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Mbweni Ruins Hotel

Mbweni Ruins Hotel

"delightful stay at Mbweni Ruins Hotel"

6 nights Arrived 11 Oct 2012
"It was easy to remember earlier times on the east African coast at this delightful spot. Everything about the hotel, the beach and the grounds with their ruins and the botanical garden made for a refreshing and relaxed stay.

As at Lake Manze, the staff really were lovely to a person, and our spontaneous interactions with them were so much part of what we enjoyed there.
(In this context, I would mention that I have never enjoyed the people Ive moved amongst more, on occasions like this, than I did these people, as was the case at Lake Manze, too.)

Again, my grading below is subjective.

I was completely happy with thngs as they were, not even finding out and making use of much that was available - arranging tours for instance, since we already had the contact with Eco + Culture for them."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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