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Travel reviews by Ms Donna H from USA

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

My Feb 2018 trip

Tanzania and 1 other country between 9 Feb 2018 and 22 Feb 2018

Trip rating: Excellent
"Considering all the details involved in booking this trip, I was extremely satisfied from my initial phone call, to the day I returned home.

I think Justin returned my calls and replied to my emails within 10 minutes, and there were a lot of them! And thanks for procuring the binocs! The trip he planned turned out as perfect as it could be. The Rhotia Valley stay was really a genius choice. As a physician, I bonded with the owners and was invited to join them for meals so we could continue our conversations. I expect to have an ongoing relationship with them, and hope to return.

I see no place to comment specifically on my guide, so I’ll do that here. Nathoo was incredible. He knew every plant, animal, constellation. I had my Swahili lessons while driving around. There can’t possibly be anyone better!

I would say this trip exceeded my expectations, and was worth every penny.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No, I don’t!"

Rhino Lodge

Rhino Lodge

"Rhino Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 9 Feb 2018
"After an initial concern on arrival, my experience there was totally positive. At reception, I was told they had overbooked, and the room reserved for me was only available for one night. I was not informed of this prior to arrival, although they told me my tour operator had been made aware of the situation in December.

I had the option of staying there one night, then moving to the manager’s room for the second night, or staying in the mgr’s room both nights. I viewed both. The room reserved was small and basic, with two single beds. After being escorted to the mgr’s room past the clothes lines, propane tank and staff lodging I was shown the mgr’s room. With a fireplace, livingroom area, couch, and a porch obviously I was very pleased to stay there the two nights!

The setting, dining area and food were all very nice. The staff was exceptional. I preferred the smaller, cozier atmosphere at Rhino to a larger, more commercial place with more amenities, and would highly recommend it, My room rating below is based on the room I would have stayed in."
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Average
Food
Good
Kati Kati Camp

Kati Kati Camp

"Kati Kati Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 11 Feb 2018
"Fantastic! The setting, my tent, the staff were all wonderful.

I loved this camp."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

"Perfect conclusion to my safari"

2 nights Arrived 14 Feb 2018
"This place was a total surprise. I admit to not really knowing much about it before arriving. I had assumed it was more safari in a different location. It wasn’t, but instead offered me an experience so delightful, heartwarming—I can’t adequately describe how meaningful this stay was to me. It was built by a physician couple from the Netherlands, who also built a home for orphans nearby, complete with organic garden, and almost everything else needed to be self-sufflcient.

I had a walking tour of the surrounding countryside with a staff member of the lodge.

The lodge is beautiful, the tents have views of the valley, and there’s even a swimming pool for cooling off.

I can’t recommend this place enough!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Serena Inn

Serena Inn

"Wonderful stay in Stone Town"

3 nights Arrived 16 Feb 2018
"This hotel is in beautifully restored buildings. I loved staying here. The pool was great for swimming. The staff very friendly and helpful. It was the perfect location, with Stone Town outside the front door, and the sunsets over the beach on the other side.

Two minor suggestions that would have a major impact on comfort:

- There were only two umbrellas in the sunny areas of the pool. Unfortunately, some guests would claim them for the day, whether or not they were at the pool. A few more umbrellas would make a huge difference, since the pool area receives full sun in the afternoon.

- Second, much care has been taken in furnishing the bedroom and bath area with quality products. Yet, they hung a short, narrow plastic shower curtain that does not function adequately. I had to use towels to sop up the water on the floor after showering."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent

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