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Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs M from Manchester

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

3

Excursions taken

0

My Aug 2013 trip

Zimbabwe between 1 Aug 2013 and 12 Aug 2013

Trip rating: Excellent
"This trip was everything we hoped for. It was efficiently arranged and all transfers went smoothly.

Any issues we had like inefficient airports, horrible flights and delayed luggage are outside your control.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Unless you can find a more direct route from Manchester to Zimbabwe, which I'm sure you can't, we have no complaints at all.

Thank you for a wonderful trip."

Bulawayo Club

Bulawayo Club

"Bulawayo Club review"

3 nights Arrived 2 Aug 2013
"The Bulawayo Club is an interesting and unique experience, well situated for seeing Bulawayo. It tries hard to meet guests' needs but is hampered by not being a hotel, but a (men's) club. Eg, the only women's toilet in the downstairs area is for staff, not signed and not particularly clean. However, short of returning to your room upstairs, there is no choice but to use it. Freshening it up and cleaning it would not cost money as we appreciate that might be an issue. The men's toilet is huge - women seem to be an afterthought.

The tea-making facilities are not in the room but in a guest lounge. This is not a problem except they didn't refill the supplies or cups, or take away the used teabags etc. We were there for 3 days and eventually had to ask for teabags and cups

Shorts are not permitted in the bar as my husband found out, and we did not feel that women were particularly welcome there. However, as it was so cold, we rarely used it, preferring to sit by the log fire in the entrance hall.

The staff were very friendly and helpful but the club isn't geared up to modern tourist needs. The bar seems to close quite early in the evening without warning. There was no indication of whether we could get lunch and were only asked whether we wanted any after we had gone out to find somewhere else to eat.

It was unusually cold in Bulawayo, and the rooms were freezing. However the log fire in the reception area became the venue for dining and drinking.

These are nit picking comments really as we enjoyed our stay and would probably stay there again. We had an excellent guide in Paul Hudson."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Average
Food
Good
Facilities
Average
Camp Hwange

Camp Hwange

"Camp Hwange review"

3 nights Arrived 5 Aug 2013
"This place is bliss - can I go back please?

Long drive from Main Camp (6 hours) but it was a game drive. We saw a leopard so what else matters?

Our guide, Andrew, was excellent. We have travelled a lot and he is without question, the best guide we have had.

The staff were very welcoming, personally greeting us after every outing and seeing us off each time."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent
Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls Hotel

"Victoria Falls Hotel review"

3 nights Arrived 8 Aug 2013
"A wonderful hotel that suffers a bit from faded glory but still manages to be a great experience."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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