Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs M from Devon


Overall an excellent holiday

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 1-Jul-2019 and 15-Jul-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Everything went well from start to finish.

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.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Southern Sun Dar, Tanzania
2-Jul-2019 review: Comfortable and convenient
GoodGood
Siwandu, Tanzania
3-Jul-2019 review: Wonderful lakeside camp
ExcellentExcellent
Sand Rivers Camp, Tanzania
7-Jul-2019 review: One of the nicest places to stay-ever!!
ExcellentExcellent
Anna of Zanzibar, Zanzibar
10-Jul-2019 review: Tropical Paradise
GoodGood

A wonderful trip

On this trip, I visited Zambia between 7-Jul-2014 and 20-Jul-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

It was Claire who dealt most helpfully and knowledgably with our booking (see ratings below) But our heartfelt thanks go to Ellie who was most sympathetic and helpful when we were stuck at Heathrow and then stranded in Johannesburg.

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!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No, everything was very well done.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kaingo Camp, Zambia
8-Jul-2014 review: Our favourite camp
ExcellentExcellent
Mwamba Bushcamp, Zambia
12-Jul-2014 review: Lovely remote camp.
ExcellentExcellent
Chongwe River Camp, Zambia
15-Jul-2014 review: Lovely River Location
GoodGood
Waterberry Zambezi Lodge, Zambia
18-Jul-2014 review: A god location to visit the falls
GoodGood