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Travel reviews by Mr F from Cheltenham

Review Distribution

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

My Dec 2016 trip

Tanzania and 1 other country between 14 Dec 2016 and 29 Jan 2017

Trip rating: Excellent
"A wonderful trip. Such criticisms as I have made did not in any way detract from our overall enjoyment but you asked for comments so......."

Serena Hotel Dar

Serena Hotel Dar

"Serena Hotel Dar review"

1 night Arrived 15 Dec 2016
"This hotel was fine for its purpose.

Fairly near to the airport; OK room and food perfectly acceptable. One night is surely enough!"
Average
Location
Good
Service
Average
Rooms
Average
Food
Average
Ikuka

Ikuka

"Ikuka review"

4 nights Arrived 16 Dec 2016
"Ikuka is clearly a new operation. The location and the views are stunning and the lodge is certainly near to the game. Safaris really do begin as soon as you leave the lodge. The rooms and beds are excellent and the bathrooms are a joy, with constant and consistent hot water for showers whenever required. The public areas too are excellent with a terrific swimming pool.

Staff were,to our eyes,on the amateur side. This is really not a criticism but the waiters and bar staff still carry an air of innocence. Still loved them nonetheless.

Food was good throughout and they were very helpful when my wife was feeling somewhat queasy.

Do I have any reservations? Well perhaps one, though again this was a product of over enthusiasm. Our guide ( who was first rate) was so eager to ensure we saw every possible animal, constantly overran his timings. We were arriving back from our morning game drives at shortly before 1.00 i.e. Just minutes before lunch and after a 6.30 hour drive; the same happened on our evening drives: back at 7.30 for dinner at 8.00. As a result ,there was really no "down time". Great for the young guests but less so for me. This is an issue easily corrected and,as I say, was only a product of an endless wish to please. So I would not wish any prospective guest to be deterred.

All in all, a fabulous lodge, super comfortable, and game of every variety just nearby.

Super new land cruisers and guiding; and Mark is an impeccable host whose company we greatly enjoyed"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent
Sand Rivers Camp

Sand Rivers Camp

"Sand Rivers Camp review"

4 nights Arrived 20 Dec 2016
"Sand Rivers is clearly a well established and slick, professional operation.

The rooms maybe are becoming just a tad tired but not to any significant extent.

Superb guiding (Edward) and such a pleasure to have the option of river safaris too. The trip to Stieglers Gorge is unforgettable with so many hippos and crocs, lions on the banks etc etc.

Having been to Beho Beho some years ago, Sand Rivers for me rates much higher."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent
Kilindi

Kilindi

"Kilindi review"

5 nights Arrived 24 Dec 2016
"Kilindi is a perfect ending to the rigours of safari. Perfect rooms and views, lovely staff and, certainly in our case, a wonderful butler (Daudi).

Criticisms? We didn't feel the food was that wonderful.
We would have loved the sea food more simply cooked but I accept that is a personal view.

I recommend Kilindi unreservably."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good

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