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Travel reviews by Mr P from Horsmonden

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

5

Excursions taken

0

Overall

Tanzania and 1 other country between 11 Aug 2007 and 28 Aug 2007

Trip rating: Excellent
"Great family holiday

Walking trip misunderstanding with Chada should not have been allowed to happen but was very competently solved when it did"

Arranged By Claire Scott


Arusha Coffee Lodge

Arusha Coffee Lodge

"Passing through"

1 night Arrived 12 Aug 2007
"Ok but no more, but used only for overnight stays so we were all tired and the weather wasnt goo which didn't help the overall impression.

Attentive and helpful staff"
Average
Location
Good
Service
Good
Rooms
Average
Food
Average
Chada Camp

Chada Camp

"Walking at Chada"

7 nights Arrived 13 Aug 2007
"We all ended up loving Chada after a dicey start when it became clear that our request for a walking safari had been transmitted/interpreted as fly camping by jeep. After the problem became evident itwas amazing to see how everyone threw themselves into the task of 'making it happen' even though it was evidently not something that had been done before (at least not in the way we envisaged it) and entailed a complete up-ending of the entire camp routine and bringing in a support manager while Richard was with us walking.

Eventually we ende up with three memorable days walking which will stay with us for a long time.

It's clear that Chada is a great area for walking and that with the right support anything from a few days to a couple of weeks could be achieved. Many people I talked to who visited Chada some time ago remember it for the walking. I really recommend that this should be undertaken as part of the normal activities offered from now on and that the infrastructure should be revised to accommodate this.

Either that or the website needs changing to avoid major misunderstanding! Well done to Richard and Anna for coping with us!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Sand Rivers Camp

Sand Rivers Camp

"Hippos"

2 nights Arrived 21 Aug 2007
"Fantastic renovation.

New couple setltling in who tend to try a bit too hard and need to settle in a bit, but a really comfortable stay.

Too many food courses with nuts - at one point everything seemed to have them in!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Average
Facilities
Excellent
Fundu Lagoon

Fundu Lagoon

"Fundu"

4 nights Arrived 23 Aug 2007
"Needs major investment and a complete rethink - looks tired, feels tired.

New management now in place for a few months and have evidently been doing bits and pieces but din't appear to be thinking radically enough, Food depressing - no serious attemt to make use of all the fresh produce and fresh fish around.

Coffee really awful - any restaurant which gives you fake cafetieres at breakfast by pouring coffee from a thermos into a cafetiere really has no business surviving.

A big wake-up call to owners and managers alike if Fundu is to compete, which it ought to be able to given natural advantages of location, diving etc. Contrast with the recently re-done accommodation at Sand Rivers, which we had just come from, really brings home how far behind Fundu has fallen."
Average
Location
Excellent
Service
Average
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Poor
Activities
Poor
Serena Inn

Serena Inn

"Zanzibar"

1 night Arrived 27 Aug 2007
"great but wholly disorganised - had lost our dinner booking, didn't seem to know about our room request etc."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Average
Rooms
Good
Food
Poor

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