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Travel reviews by Eagle owls from Yorkshire

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

5

Excursions taken

0

A first visit to Africa

Tanzania and 1 other country between 13 Sep 2008 and 26 Sep 2008

Trip rating: Excellent
"All of the help we received from Expert Africa was of the highest standard and sent us on our trip with great confidence.

Just a couple of points. We did not realise how tiring the safari travel would be between camps especially to Tarangire and we feel that visitors should be strongly advised to stay there for 3 nights. Also on returning from Tarangire to go to Zanzibar we flew from Manyara to Arusha, with hindsight we feel it would have been better to have travelled by road to Arusha.

Finally, Fishermans tours were also excellent. We booked a tour to a spice farm and also atour around Stone town. Our Guide around Stone Town, Kassim, was excellent. Informative and helpful and of the same high standard of guides that we had received all the trip

Suggestions for improvement:

Could you please provide a map of area that we are to visit ?

This has been for us an excellent experience. A trip of a lifetime. Thank you all."

Sayari Camp

Sayari Camp

"Sayari Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 14 Sep 2008
"This was our first visit to Africa and our first safari. From the moment we arrived we were quite delighted by the warm and friendly welcome from Joe and our guide Prim. This set the tone for our stay there.

All of the staff were helpful and we can't give enough praise for our guide who was with us for all of stay there. We enjoyed the freedom to be driven off road in the open vehicles and the absence of other camps etc enabled us to obtainl a great wild feel to our safaris.

Thanks must be expressed to the large herd of elephants that visited the camp after breakfast as well as the zebra and hippos that fed close by."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Gibb's Farm

Gibb's Farm

"Gibb's Farm review"

2 nights Arrived 17 Sep 2008
"This was another warm welcome from the hotel and their staff who made our stay most enjoyable. Our private accommodation was spacious well appointed and most comfortable being set in beautiful gardens. We liked the wood fire which welcomed us back after our evening meal.

Again, we had a superb guide in Jacob who was with us from the airport through two excellent drives, finally delivering us to Olivers. His knowledge of birds , animals, flora and landscape was quite outstanding. Just like Prim at Sayari."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Oliver's Camp

Oliver's Camp

"Oliver's Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 19 Sep 2008
"The welcome given to us by Helen and Rudolf was wonderful. We were weary after a long and tiring journey and they did everything possible to help us relax. Again the staff were brilliant, being helpful and very friendly.

We continued to be pleasantly surprised at the continuing high standard of all the meals that we enjoyed there.

We went to Olivers for the walking safaris and enjoyed these under the leadership of Alex, another star. He was quiet and extemely informative, in the absence of animals he was a mine of information about their droppings. we were very confident in his leadership."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Matemwe Lodge

Matemwe Lodge

"Romance at Matewe"

3 nights Arrived 21 Sep 2008
"Our stay at this beautiful hotel was a wonderful restful contrast to the busy schedule of our safari.

The hotel had spacious and attractive rooms and the setting on the white beach with colourful gardens and a variety of exotic birds made it a romantic location.

The service was of the same standard that we had enjoyed at our previous stops, but the food was even better, with lots of fresh local fish."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Zanzibar Palace Hotel

"Zanzibar Palace"

2 nights Arrived 24 Sep 2008
"Again we received a very warm welcome from the manager who was also most informative about Stone Town.

After staying in such attractive locations for the previous days, we found the contrast noticable, as the hotel is in a dusty town street and our our outlook was onto walls opposite. We found our room to be a little dark.

We dined in both evenings and found the meals delicious being served by a most charming young woman.

A problem had occured the day that we arrived with the access. Bollards had appeared making it impossible for taxis to drive to the hotel, necessitating a walk of about 100 m. This was not a problem for us, but others may find it so."
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent

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