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Travel reviews by Dr K from Scotland

Review Distribution

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

5

Excursions taken

0

Western Tanzania October 2015

Tanzania and 1 other country between 22 Sep 2015 and 5 Oct 2015

Trip rating: Excellent
"Overall a wonderful trip.

Excellent first week. A bit of a shame that the third camp did not reach the standards of the first two"

Arranged By Elizabeth Chapman


Eka Hotel

Eka Hotel

"Very brief stopover at Eka, Nairobi"

1 night Arrived 22 Sep 2015
"I was at the hotel for less than 8 hours so have no specific feedback"
Average
Location
Good
Service
Good
Rooms
Good
Arusha Coffee Lodge

Arusha Coffee Lodge

"Stopover in Arusha"

1 night Arrived 23 Sep 2015
"Lovely lodge, tranquil setting.

Very close to domestic airport"
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Chada Camp

Chada Camp

"Charming Chada"

4 nights Arrived 24 Sep 2015
"Lovely camp. Excellent guiding. All staff in camp were very helpful and it had a very nice atmosphere. Camp manager Julien was an excellent host and very passionate about Africa and it's wildlife. Would definitely stay there again.

Only criticism would be that in our car the fridge was sited between the two front seats which had little legroom and no storage or space to place photographic equipment as a result."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Greystoke Mahale

Greystoke Mahale

"Magical Mahale"

3 nights Arrived 28 Sep 2015
"A truly magical place. Chimp viewing was an amazing experience.

The camp was the perfect base to do this and provided enjoyable additional activities and great hospitality.

Kate and Cameron were excellent hosts and Butati and Mathias were passionate and enthusiastic guides."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Kigelia Camp

Kigelia Camp

"4 days at Ruaha"

4 nights Arrived 1 Oct 2015
"A camp with potential to be excellent with a great location and the small size, style and intimacy that I prefer. However after Chada and Greystoke it was a bit of a letdown.

Guiding was at best average and there were several occasions when I missed sightings or photographic opportunities at sightings because my guide was slow to react to movement of the animals and did not anticipate their behaviour so failing to position the car when other vehicles were in a much better position. He was a relief guide from Arusha, not permanently based there and was clearly disadvantaged by a lack of local knowledge of the park and animals.

Camp manager was visible but less involved with guests than at previous camps and did not host meals, only joining us for 30 mins before dinner

Camp and room decor and furniture was a little tired and would benefit from upgrading.

Camp staff were attentive and helpful however and mindful of guests individual needs and preferences."
Average
Location
Good
Service
Good
Activities
Average
Rooms
Good
Food
Average
Facilities
Average

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