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Travel reviews by Mrs A from Haslemere

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

5

Excursions taken

0

Incredible holiday in every sense

Tanzania and 1 other country between 21 Dec 2016 and 2 Jan 2017

Trip rating: Excellent
"This holiday had been in the planning for several years so expectations and excitement were extremely high. A

part from the luggage fiasco, we were looked after incredibly well every step of the journey. We were never left wondering what/where/when as the organising was seamless. Each of the accommodations and game drive locations had something different to offer than the previous which kept it exhilarating the whole time. Finishing off with 5 nights on Zanzibar gave a perfect finish with some R&R in a stunning location with perfect weather.

Certainly a holiday to remember and some memories that we will all cherish. Unfortunately the boys now have a taste for such extravagance !!"

Kia Lodge

Kia Lodge

"Convenient for airport"

1 night Arrived 22 Dec 2016
"Having noted on our itinerary that this was the "only hotel near the airport" I had sensed that it might not be up to the grade of other accommodation that we would be visiting.

We had adjoining rooms which was great but on arrival there was an immediate problem with a considerable number of large ants entering the room from the base of the toilet. There was an insect spray which we used around the base of the toilet and thankfully this seemed to stop any more entering. The mosquito nets which attached the the adjoining doors were difficult to work with.

We had the added concern that 3 of our 5 bags didn't arrive at Kilimanjaro which meant that our short stay at Kia Lodge was over shadowed by the worries of dealing with that problem."
Average
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Average
Food
Good
Kirurumu Manyara Lodge

Kirurumu Manyara Lodge

"Kirurumu Manyara Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 23 Dec 2016
"Fabulous views of the lake from the room/tent and not overlooked by any other accommodation.

Staff all very polite and helpful. Tents were really clean and great bathrooms. Very spacious."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

"A taste of luxury"

2 nights Arrived 24 Dec 2016
"A very different accommodation from the two previous nights. Modern in comparison. Incredible views from each bedroom's bay window across the crater.

Really enjoyable entertainment on Christmas Eve by an acrobatic group and a performance from the staff choir. A nice touch that each room received a Christmas gift. Great atmosphere. Excellent food and service. Opened for breakfast especially early so that we could get an early start to the day's game drive.

The rooms were so incredibly spacious that we could have easily made do with one room instead of 2 (each room had two double beds). Might be worth giving families this option."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Ndutu Safari Lodge

Ndutu Safari Lodge

"Real safari ambience"

2 nights Arrived 26 Dec 2016
"The lodge had a real safari feel to it, being an open camp in the Serengeti. Great accommodation in stone cottages.

Atmospheric camp fire after dinner in the evenings. Very relaxed and peaceful."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
Pongwe Beach Hotel

Pongwe Beach Hotel

"Paradise !"

5 nights Arrived 28 Dec 2016
"An unbelievably stunning view of the beach and ocean from the room which were only a few steps from your terrace. Sea and pool were lovely and warm. Staff and service were great.

Felt totally relaxed the minute we arrived. Very casual atmosphere. Room cleanliness was amazing - they must have spent over an hour every day remaking/decorating the beds, mosquito nets, replacing towels, cleaning floors, bathrooms etc.

A party was put on for New Years Eve with dinner and dancing on the beach which all the staff attended. Made us appreciate how many staff were involved in looking after the 19 villas. Was a great atmosphere.

Staff regularly organised football for the children on the beach."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Good

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