Travel reviews by The Purple Rollers from UK
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
Tanzania - our best trip to Africa so far
Zanzibar and 1 other country between 15 Oct 2007 and 2 Nov 2007
It was difficult to believe that the entire schedule, with all the internal transfers, could work. It did, so our thanks to all concerned.
The standard of accommodation and variety of locations combined to give a brilliant holiday and experience.
Initially, we found the brochure difficult to interpret. This was resolved by telephone discussions on our actual requirements, after which we found it a good point of reference.
Every single query was dealt with promptly and efficiently."
"The Begho Beho five star hotel."
Mwagusi Safari Camp
"Mwagusi Camp and its elephants"
He assured us that they take vehicle maintenance very seriously. The camp’s own garage is well-stocked with spare parts, and has several experienced mechanics who service all the vehicles regularly. If a problem did occur, a recovery vehicle with a mechanic would be dispatched immediately – although this situation is rare because of high levels of routine maintenance throughout the year.
In this particular case, the ‘loose hub’ was removed after this drive, and sent off to Dar es Salaam to be re-drilled.
Chris highlighted that diesel Land Cruisers can sound as if the starter-motor is playing up. The key is first clicked, but not fully turned as a period of heating is required before the car can start. Thus, in fact, this vehicle’s engine was in good order, even if it didn’t sound that way.
Chumbe Island Lodge
"Chumbe Island experience"
Fumba Beach Lodge
"Fumba Beach - the holiday!"