Travel reviews by The Y family from Surrey
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
Botswana and 1 other country between 21 Oct 2012 and 30 Oct 2012
Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
Thank s to Megan for all her superb help."
Arranged By Megan Green
"Chitabe Camp Stay"
"Vumbura Main Camp."
Tanzania and 1 other country between 20 Oct 2007 and 2 Nov 2007
I would however miss out on the beach experience if I did the trip again."
Mdonya Old River Camp
"Excellent - Mdonya Old River camp."
"Selous Impala Camp - Excellent"
"Selous Fly camp"
"Selous Impala Camp"
Shooting Star Lodge
"Shooting Star - Lodge - Average"
Availability was difficult: many places were full – including the Sea-View Cottages at Shooting Star, which we normally recommend. After discussions with these travellers about the alternatives, the relatively simple Garden View Cottages were decided upon. These rooms are not luxurious and they are rather small: we don’t generally recommend them.
That said, we are glad that the team at Shooting Star were friendly; offering a discount due to problems with the air-conditioning is typical of their good nature.
Travellers note that Shooting Star, like most of Zanzibar’s beach lodges, is quite ‘a long way from anywhere’ else. For many this isolation is a real attraction.
Activities can be arranged from here: you can be collected up by a local water-sports centre of snorkelling, diving and fishing – and spice tours can be arranged… but there are no activities organised at the lodge itself; it’s simply a place to relax. For more activities, travellers should consider resorts like Breezes, or a location near a busy town, like Mbweni Ruins, Ras Nungwi or the new Z Hotel.
Beyt al Salaam