Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs C from Suffolk


Our trip to Tanzania/Zanzibar

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 1-Mar-2019 and 18-Mar-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Overall it was a great trip and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on Safari. I forgot to mention that the old vehicles used at Beho Beho need replacing as the seats are very uncomfortable and bad for backs and the winches need dealing with to avoid potentially dangerous situations.

We are unlikely to return to Zanzibar and certainly not to Matemwe Lodge. If we had known how remote it was and how horrid the surroundings were we would not have gone there.

Feedback response

While we were delighted how much Mr & Mrs C enjoyed their safari, we passed on their comments about Beho Beho’s vehicles and the lodge assured us that steps were taken to address the vehicle seats and to check that winches were working properly. We were very disappointed that did not enjoy their stay on Zanzibar and we corresponded with them while they were there and talked to them at length after their return.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Serena Hotel Dar, Tanzania
2-Mar-2019 review: A night at Serena Hotel Dar
GoodGood
Ikuka, Tanzania
3-Mar-2019 review: Exceptional Safari at Ikuka
ExcellentExcellent
Beho Beho, Tanzania
7-Mar-2019 review: Great Safari at Beho Beho
ExcellentExcellent
Matemwe Lodge, Zanzibar
12-Mar-2019 review: Matemwe Lodge
AverageAverage

3 weeks in Namibia

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 5-Feb-2016 and 25-Feb-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Namibia 5th-25th February 2016.

Amazing holiday, we will be back.

Holiday exceeded our expectations in almost every aspect. Stunning varied country. Charming people. Self driving much easier than expected regardless of the 3000km covered. Felt safe and secure at all times, Friendly well stocked garages. The exchange with GDP made this an extremely reasonable holiday.

Highlights.Nice Restaurant, Windhoek. Wolwedans Lodge. Anchors Restaurant, Walvis Bay. Doro Nawas. 3hr old baby elephant.
Lion kill, Hobatere. For comfort we recommend, Ongava, Musharraf & Okonjima Lodges. Grootberg was a disappointment and Oyster Box let down by it's staff.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Haus Sonneneck, Namibia
5-Feb-2016 review: Haus Sonneneck review
AverageAverage
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
6-Feb-2016 review: Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review
GoodGood
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge, Namibia
7-Feb-2016 review: Wolwedans Dunes Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
9-Feb-2016 review: Hoodia Desert Lodge review
GoodGood
Oyster Box Guesthouse, Namibia
11-Feb-2016 review: Oyster Box Guesthouse review
AverageAverage
Doro Nawas, Namibia
13-Feb-2016 review: Doro Nawas review
ExcellentExcellent
Grootberg Lodge, Namibia
14-Feb-2016 review: Grootberg Lodge review
AverageAverage
Hobatere Lodge, Namibia
16-Feb-2016 review: Hobatere Lodge review
GoodGood
Ongava Lodge, Namibia
18-Feb-2016 review: Ongava Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Mushara Lodge, Namibia
20-Feb-2016 review: Mushara Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
22-Feb-2016 review: Okonjima Bush Camp review
ExcellentExcellent