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Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs C from Barkestone

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

Unforgettable!!

Tanzania between 18 Sep 2008 and 28 Sep 2008

Trip rating: Excellent
"We had the most amazing trip.

Expert Africa lives up to it's name. Expert in the help and advice we were given when planning this trip. Expert in booking and making all the necessary arrangements, which went very smoothly, and expert in picking out superb camps for us to stay at. We are not quite sure how we got an upgrade at Sand Rivers, but thank you anyway, it was wonderful.

We had the pleasure of meeting and spending some of our game drives at Mwagusi with Marushka and Peter, who were on a fact finding trip for Expert Africa. We hope that we were able to give them some of our impressions of Mwagusi at the time."

Feedback response

Ed: Maruska and Peter are two of the Expert Africa team, both of whom were making their first research trips to Tanzania since joining us - although many of our travellers will know Maruska for her expert knowledge of Namibia, Botswana and Zambia.

Arranged By Claire Scott


Mwagusi Safari Camp

Mwagusi Safari Camp

"Mwagusi Magic"

3 nights Arrived 19 Sep 2008
"Mwagusi certainly did not disappoint. On our arrival we were met by Charlotte, one of the camp managers. She went out of her way to make us feel welcome, organised everything we wanted to do, and was always on hand with her impressive air of calm efficiency.

We had a superb Banda overlooking the dry river bed, the honeymoon suite, we found out the day we left!! It was very comfortable, with all mod cons although the lighting at night was a little dim, but very rustic African. We particularly enjoyed the lovely candlelit dinners under the stars, in a different location each night. The food was very tasty and imaginative, but not always as hot as it might have been, (difficult we appreciate under the conditions).

Our game drives were excellent with friendly and knowledgable rangers. The bush breakfasts were great fun. We soon realised the importance of being escorted to and from our Banda at night, with regular sightings of game in and around the camp. On the day we left we were unable to get into our Banda after breakfast as a large elephant was standing right in the doorway!!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
Selous Impala Camp

Selous Impala Camp

"Impala Camp - Haute Cuisine"

2 nights Arrived 22 Sep 2008
"Our first comment here has to be the wonderful food, and the way it was served. Our particular compliments must go to the chef - he even wrote a recipe down for us!

Chloe led a very friendly and efficient team, and again she was always on hand to organise every thing we wanted to do. The tents were very comfortable, with all mod cons. Giraffe were frequent visitors around the tents, but we always felt safe with the Masai ascari escorts.

As well as very good game drives, especially with Dennis, we had 2 boat safaris, which brought us into close contact with the bird life along the river, fish eagles being a particularly impressive sight. Lots of crocs and hippos too."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Sand Rivers Camp

Sand Rivers Camp

"Sand Rivers- ultimate luxury"

3 nights Arrived 24 Sep 2008
"In the heart of Africa you don't expect to be greeted by the Australian husband and wife managers - Steve and Lynn. They were great fun and a mine of information. We had a particularly nice surprise when we found we had been upgraded into a suite, which was just ultimate luxury, with our own lounge area, pool, 7 ft. bed, and inside and outside cascade showers, all overlooking the stunning Rufiji River.

Again good food with dinner in different locations each night, pre- dinner drinks in the presence of the resident bush babies. Game drives took us through varied landscapes and vegetation, and bush breakfast, cooked over a camp fire, overlooking the lake, was unforgettable. The guides tried very hard to find us a leopard and the hunting dogs, but we were unlucky. However, we did not go home disappointed we saw loads of other wonderful game, and we understand that it's all down to luck.

A truly memorable experience."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Southern Sun Dar

Southern Sun Dar

"Holiday Inn Dar es Salaam"

1 night Arrived 27 Sep 2008
"Clean, comfortable hotel, in a quiet area, with good efficient service. Perfectly adquate for a one night stop before flying home."
Good
Location
Average
Service
Good
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Good

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