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Travel reviews by Mrs S from Bristol

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

3

Excursions taken

0

My Nov 2015 trip

Tanzania between 1 Nov 2015 and 12 Nov 2015

Trip rating: Excellent
"We had a really memorable trip and each of the camps provided unforgettable experience, but the whole thing was rescued by the staff at Expert Africa after our disastrous experiences with the airline.

Liz Wollen's recommendations as to the best balance for the trip and the camps to stay at were really helpful, and we are so grateful for all the work that went in to making sure we got the whole of the ten days' trip. A lot of the reorganisation - rebooking airlines and camps had to be done late at night, our time, and Maruska, in New Zealand did so much reorganising so quickly and kept us up to date.

Liz and Maruska really rescued our trip and for that we are immensely grateful.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No.

Expert Africa would now always be our agents of choice. We have received an exceptionally professional, efficient and friendly service for which we are immensely grateful. We really can't recommend them highly enough"

Arranged By Elizabeth Chapman


Lake Manze Adventure Camp

Lake Manze Adventure Camp

"Lake Manze Adventure Camp review"

4 nights Arrived 2 Nov 2015
"We arrived on the 2nd November, just before the small rains were due to start. It was hot and humid initially but after a bit of rain the weather was pleasant. Mercifully no unpleasant insects. Flight delays meant that we were 24 hours late arriving, but Sean and Melly, who are warm and generous hosts, made up the extra day. There are elephants, baboons giraffe and hippo very close to the camp and often wandering through it.

The guiding is simply superb. Haroun, our guide is immensely knowledgeable and also keen to share his evident enthusiasm. We went on half and full day safaris and a walking safari which is highly recommended in learning about the bird and plant life of the area. The boat safari is also well worth while.

Even at the end of the dry season there is enough water around to make the area very varied and the bird life is abundant. We also saw a pair of lionesses pursuing a leopard (she escaped), hundreds of hippos in the mud, wallowing amongst the catfish, a giraffe creche, and astonishingly close views of lions.

The camp has no electricity which does create a special atmosphere. Weather permitting, meals are outside between two bonfires and the atmosphere was always convivial. Given the fact that the cooking conditions are quite basic, the meals are excellent. The tents are comfortable with good showers, and after dark we were always accompanied to our tent by a masai, which we were especially glad of when he shone his torch on a couple of hippo about 20 yards away.

We'd have no hesitation in recommending this camp."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
Kwihala Camp

Kwihala Camp

"Kwihala Camp review"

4 nights Arrived 6 Nov 2015
"This camp has just six tents and a relatively small reception area which gives it an especially intimate atmosphere. Tam, the manageress, is a wonderful hostess and all the staff are warm and very hospitable. Tea or coffee is brought to the tent before the morning game drive. There are four guests to a vehicle and Tam does her best to match interests- there are a lot of lions in the area, which is clearly the main concern of some, whereas others want to see as wide a variety of wildlife as possible.

The guiding (we had three on different occasions) is outstanding. We especially valued Noel's extensive knowledge and enthusiasm and his evident enjoyment in sharing what he knows. He also has an eye for finding the best angles for photographers, and his quiet approach to guiding and the way he drives gave us so many wonderful sights. Alex is a specialist walking guide who is also immensely knowledgeable and who gave us a quite different and complementary experience to the one we'd had in Manze.

The food in Kwihala is quite simply superb. The evening meal was always a lovely experience with the staff doing their utmost to make our time in the camp the best possible.

The night game drive is really to be recommended. We had sightings of bat-eared foxes, an ardwolf, and bush babies.

The tents are beautifully done with very comfortable beds and excellent shower facilities, though they are bucket showers. My one complaint was with the hyena who kicked off just outside our tent at four in the morning.

The whole was an unforgettable experience."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Ras Kutani

Ras Kutani

"Ras Kutani review"

2 nights Arrived 10 Nov 2015
"After eight days on safari we just wanted some rest and recuperation and this was the ideal place for it. Frankie and Leo are warm hosts who are very helpful. The huts are very well appointed with enormous beds and excellent showers. There are sand paths which do get very warm, but the lush growth between the spacious huts means that each has its own sense of privacy. There are beautiful view across the lagoon to the beach and the ocean and a pool which is great to lounge around.

The food is very good with a wide range of cocktails and a very attractive eating area which looks out over the ocean.

Massage is highly recommended."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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