Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs M from Devon
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
Overall an excellent holiday
Tanzania and 1 other country between 1 Jul 2019 and 15 Jul 2019
A very good holiday with a good balance between the three locations.
Even though we already had visas for Tanzania we had to stand and wait at immigration while a staff member collected a whole pile of passports and visas and then worked through them interminably slowly!
On arrival in Zanzibar we expected to show our passports and yellow fever vaccination certificates! In the event we just filled in blue cards, gave them to the member of staff, plucked our bags off the carousel and walked out to our transport. (This was Fisherman Tours-their vehicles are very comfortable and they were always punctual)
Having read dreadful accounts of Zanzibar airport (standing in long queues in the heat etc) we were pleasantly surprised. Yes, it is small and cramped but there were no long waits and we left on time."
Southern Sun Dar
"Comfortable and convenient"
"Wonderful lakeside camp"
Sand Rivers Camp
"One of the nicest places to stay-ever!!"
A wonderful trip
Zambia between 7 Jul 2014 and 20 Jul 2014
Our overall trip was wonderful and we saw vast numbers of game and other wildlife. It was all a big adventure and an amazing experience. We did learn that to get the best outcome you may need to SAY what you want. However the phrase "a small portion please" never seemed to have the desired effect!
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No, everything was very well done."
"Our favourite camp"
"Lovely remote camp."
Chongwe River Camp
"Lovely River Location"
July is peak safari season in Zambia when most of the camps tend to be full. These travellers were very fortunate to have only two other guests in camp for the first night, offering a very personalized service. However the next day a group arrived and this made the camp quite full.
These travellers went on a shared canoe safari with guests staying at one of Chongwe’s other properties. Chris explained that it is considered a bit safer to have groups of canoes travelling together, rather than lots of individual canoes travelling separately, as there is less disturbance to the pods of hippos in the river channels. However on request, these travellers were offered a private canoe trip, which we understand they were very happy with. We are pleased to see that these travellers did take our advice and speak to the management whilst in camp, as it is much easier to rectify any problems there and then, rather than to wait until you get home and then it is too late!
Waterberry Zambezi Lodge