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Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs R from PA, USA

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

5

Excursions taken

0

An amazing and unforgettable experience

Tanzania and 1 other country between 27 Jul 2015 and 9 Aug 2015

Trip rating: Excellent
"The entire experience from start to finish was best in class. We truly had a once in life time experience and we are so happy we chose to work with Expert Africa.

I would strongly urge anyone thinking of going to Africa to work with you guys. The reviews we had read to help us decide and plan were all accurate which is alway a bonus as well.

If I had to do it all over again, there are minor ( and I mean minor) things I would have changed. The first day was an extremely long day of travel. After 21hrs of traveling we were a bit surprised by a four hour drive until we got to our hotel. We certainly sucked it up and at the end of the day it was fine but I may have opted to stay a bit closer.

I may have also done one less day of selous. Not sure if it was our location, luck or combination of the two but we we could have done one less day there. Again, this is being super nit picky it really was amazing.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

My only suggestions is a bit more detail around the flights and the distances of the transfers."

Arranged By Elizabeth Chapman


Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

"Extremely friendly staff and lovely lodge"

2 nights Arrived 28 Jul 2015
"After a VERY long day of travel we were quite pleased to arrive at Bougainvillea. The grounds were beautiful and the room was very clean and comfortable. The food was good and in hindsight we appreciated that the menu incorporated traditional dishes as well as more western food.

The boxed lunch ( not sure if this came from Bouganvillea or Asiliia were"
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Kwihala Camp

Kwihala Camp

"One word - AMAZING"

3 nights Arrived 30 Jul 2015
"As some one who appreciates the details and the little things, kwihala Camp did not disappoint. Everything from the staff, to the decor of the tents, to the food, to the guides was exceptional.

It was the perfect size camp. The guides were exceptional and a lot of fun to be around. We took full advantage of the various tours they offered. The walking safari, night ride and game drives were all unique experiences."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Siwandu

Siwandu

"Beautiful lake front accomodations"

3 nights Arrived 2 Aug 2015
"The accommodations at Siwandu were simply magical. Don't think people would ever believe me that I took a shower and watched a giraffe just walk on by or could sit and read on our patio and watch monkeys play in the tree, but it's all true. The managers and staff were very nice and helpful. We also really enjoyed the pool on site helped cool us off in the afternoon.

Of the three types of safari's offered at this camp, drive, boat and walking we enjoyed the walking the most. The guides on this trek were exceptional. We also were surprised with a pop up breakfast at the end by the lake which was truly memorable.

Our guide for the drive and boat safari was very nice, knowledgeable, but just not as engaging as some of the other guides we had met."
Good
Location
Good
Service
Good
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Average
Facilities
Excellent
Kilindi

Kilindi

"The most romantic place"

4 nights Arrived 5 Aug 2015
"WOW. We were totally shocked after the ride we took from the airport when we arrived at kilindi. How could this place exist here. We could hardly believe our eyes.

We had a our very own little compound with 3 separate buildings that all had just amazing views of the ocean. Simply put it was breathtaking and dreamy. It was the perfect place to do nothing but enjoy your surroundings.

The service was exceptional. If you go, I strongly recommend requesting Vicki to be your butler ( ugh I really hate that word but that' swhat they call it). She was amazing! The food was very good and plentiful. In fact that would be my only critique, too much food. Good problem to have, I reckon for some."
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Zanzibar Coffee House

Zanzibar Coffee House

"Great little gem in Stonetown"

1 night Arrived 9 Aug 2015
"Such a cute little place. It reminded me of a hostel for grownups probably because the first floor is literally a coffee shop. The manager here was extremely helpful and super sweet. She was very proactive in asking us what our dinner plans were ( which at that point we had none) she made a few recommendations which led to her making a reservation for us.

We were leaving the next day to head home and she was had no problem offering a late check out which was amazing and very helpful to us.

One word of advise if you stay here, don't bring a lot of luggage as there is no car access to this hotel. You will need to walk a short distance with your luggage."
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Average

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