Travel reviews by Ms G from Sarnia
Total number of trips
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A dream trip to Africa
Tanzania and 1 other country between 15 Sep 2017 and 28 Sep 2017
My husband and I do like to be active, so in retrospect 9 days of game drives was too much for us. Our backs were hurting us from inactivity. I, unfortunately, had not realized, that, of course, we wouldn't be doing much walking within our camps, due to the proximity of wildlife. We did do one walking safari, which was great. We had a second opportunity for a walking safari, but this was at Oliver's Camp where the tsetse flies were brutal, so we declined that opportunity.
As well, the drive down to the crater each day in Ngorogoro was not fun. Extremely bumpy and unbelievable dust. I guess in retrospect I should have asked more questions before we chose our camps. I am a "water girl" - we live on a lake and I am used to humidity, but not at all accustomed to extreme dry and dusty conditions. I just felt terrible the whole time I was at the crater.
Also, some days it was a little much to do a game drive upon arriving after a couple of flights. Travel days - in Africa, even though the flights were short, were tedious days as there was always a lot of waiting around. For instance, we would leave the camp at 8:30, perhaps an hour drive to the airport, then the flight wouldn't leave until 11am, etc."
Arranged By Elizabeth Chapman
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"Beautiful Lamai Serengeti"
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Unfortunately the wind in this location is an issue and the camp has taken many steps to try to mitigate its effects, although clearly they have further work to do if possible. The conditions of the camp's residency in the park are such that a permanent structure is actually prohibited, hence the tented nature of the camp. We are confident that the owners of Entamanu will continue to try to improve guests' experiences with respect to the wind and noise, and also ensure future travellers understand what to expect when staying here.