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Travel reviews by Drs C & C from Hove

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

My Nov 2017 trip

Tanzania between 16 Nov 2017 and 29 Nov 2017

Trip rating: Excellent
"The trip was fabulous.

The staff at expert Africa gave us good advice about where to go and made the planning straightforward.

Going to three different camps allowed us to see animals in different landscapes.

Because we went to two Nomad and then a different company camp there was a lot of disappointment about not staying with Nomad. This however was a good idea as the food is quite similar at each camp and you might get bored of it!

The driving distances in the northern circuit aren't that large and it may be that a combination of driving and flying would result in greater exposure to the countryside.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Not really it was all great. We will be ringing you to go again next year!

I guess as a first time safari-gooer I didn't really realise how close we would come to the animals and how we would feel part of their world (them looking at us as well as the other way around!) The joy of seeing the cycle of life that plays out each day is an unforgettable experience!"

Kuro Tarangire

Kuro Tarangire

"Kuro Tarangire"

3 nights Arrived 16 Nov 2017
"Tarangire is an amazing park. There is such abundant wildlife particularly elephants and such a beautiful setting.

Our guide Rajabu was really excellent. He was knowledgeable clearly enjoyed looking at the animals also and was very patient with us.

The room at Kuru was large well decorated comfortable. The no air con might be an issue for some people. We ate with the temporary staff looking after the place whilst the usual manager was having time off. They were interesting, enthusiastic about Kuru and Tanzania in general about our age which probably helped.

The setting for the rooms could do with a bit of development as its currently just stubby bits of bush between them.

The walking safari was not that great...I think there are loads of animals around (certainly sounded like it at night!) but we didn't see any and the walk was quite short...it seems like the guides also don't really think this is a good thing to do. It was the only time we felt like real tourists doing something weird!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Average
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Entamanu Ngorongoro

Entamanu Ngorongoro

"Entamanu review"

3 nights Arrived 19 Nov 2017
"Beautiful setting. The most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. The hot water bottle is such a good touch. Not too cold.

I wonder if it might be a good idea to have some games to entertain yourself with between game drives.

The walking safari was great-good length-good scenery and saw a perspective you don't from the car.

Dinner was delicious...lots of food.

There was an uncomfortable questions about giving feedback on the place during dinner which we were happy to do but briefly and then more and more questions came and eventually you think OK they aren't being polite they really do want feedback. Then when any negative comments were made this wasn't taken well.

Probably made some faux pas along the way-which caused offence-but the only negative thing we said was about the number of tour agents at the place and the booking procedure is quite un-transparent ie you need a tour operator. (sorry)

This is a great place to stay...close to the crater...going down really early does pay off!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
Lemala Ewanjan

Lemala Ewanjan

"Lemala Ewanjan feedback"

3 nights Arrived 22 Nov 2017
"Brilliant setting.

Lovely views. Quite a way from good places to see animals. Food lovely although a lot of it! Quite a party atmosphere...made a big effort to keep the drinks flowing and encourage lots of talking between groups. Friendly.

Showers were also great!"
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Pole Pole

Pole Pole

"POle POle"

4 nights Arrived 25 Nov 2017
"Be aware they try to give you a lot of food. Pasta course as well as starter and main and dessert. Ask for less courses and half portions. They are responsive and I think give you about what you ate the day before on subsequent days so do let them know if you are starving (unlikely!)

It is really very hot there. Fans do help but it is hot at night without air con.

The whale shark tour is marvellous. Whilst we were there two Americans refused to sign the liability waiver and were refused access to the tour. It was illegible but our view on these things is that you have to decide for yourself if the trip is something you want to do and if you are happy with the activities planned. Those waivers are not worth the paper they are written on! There was some bad feeling I think about the South African chap who owns outfit and a nearby hotel.

Snorkelling is really very very good."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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