Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs H from Abu Dhabi

Birthday trip

On this trip, I visited South Africa & Tanzania between 3-Oct-2013 and 17-Oct-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


The whole trip was everything and more than we hoped for to make our sixtieth birthday holiday memorable.

The &Beyond lodges and staff were outstanding, Rovos rail a touch of 1930's luxury and Cape Town a great city break.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

You may want to update at your yellow fever guidance in the literature you send out. US medics we spoke to during the trip had looked into it and found that Tanzania no longer had any yellow fever risk. Since they needed some sort of certificate, they had an exemption certificate. The side effects of the YF vaccination made Lawrence ill for about a week, necessitating time off work and in retrospect, with a little more information, we may have decided not to have this vaccination.

I know that Tanzania still require tourists to be vaccinated but the wheels of government move slowly and you are in a position to move somewhat faster and provide a fuller picture.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Legendary Lodge
3-Oct-2013 review: overnighter at L Lodge
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania
4-Oct-2013 review: Three brothers
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Tanzania
6-Oct-2013 review: Elephants galore
Kleins Camp, Tanzania
8-Oct-2013 review: big cats
InterContinental O.R. Tambo, South Africa
10-Oct-2013 review: InterContinental O.R. Tambo review
Rovos Rail
11-Oct-2013 review: Travelling in style
Cape Grace, South Africa
13-Oct-2013 review: Waterfront