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Travel reviews by DS family from E Sussex

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

3

Excursions taken

0

The best holiday we have ever had!

Tanzania between 11 Jul 2018 and 22 Jul 2018

Trip rating: Excellent
"We all agreed that this was the best holiday that we had ever had. Even better than our honeymoon! A fantastic holiday to have with teenagers and we were surprised with the number of familiies that we saw.

Although we were busy on safari, the holiday still felt relaxing as we did not have to think about or do anything. All our needs were taken care of.

There was something for everyone on this holiday and all enjoyed the birds, scenery, butterflies, stars and crabs as much as the big game. All lodges were outstanding, although different and we definitely needed the four days on the beach after the safari to relax.

The only issue we encountered was Kearsleys not being at Dars airport to collect us and our very expensive phone call to them. They did respnd quickly to our call though."

Siwandu

Siwandu

"Excellent Service at Siwandu."

3 nights Arrived 11 Jul 2018
"Siwandu is beautiful and your photos on your website do not do it justice. Your advice on rooms was spot on and we had the two that we requested.

The service that we received was outstanding, being allocated our own 'Bush Butler' , room cleaner and guide. It felt as if there was a fabulous culture at the camp, with all enjoying their jobs. Max and Mohamed did a fabulous job of looking after us and we were sad to leave them.

It was nice to have a range of activities, along with the flexibility of being able to choice what we did and when. A highlight of the stay was to be told that we were having lunch on the boat on the lake one day. There we were as a family of four with Max, a chef and boat driver being served a beautiful lunch amongst the hippos and crocodiles. Very special.

We specifically enjoyed drinks around the 'Bush TV' (the fire) with all, before being able to eat as a family under the stars, watching the elephants stroll past and the bush babies in the tree."
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Ikuka

Ikuka

"The most fabulous location in the Ruaha"

3 nights Arrived 14 Jul 2018
"The scenery in the Ruaha is stunning, even without the animals, with the most fantastic sunrises and sunsets.We did expect to see more animals though from the information that we had read. A couple of times we drove for 2 hours before spotting anything.

We chose Ikuka for its location on top of the hill for stunning views and we were not disapointed. The stars were amazing here. Again your advice on rooms was spot on, we were allocated the two that we had requested and had the pleasant surprise in ours of a plunge pool. They were beautiful.

The service was very good in a relaxed and informal manner. It was nice to get into the Land Cruiser in the mornings with a hot water bottle and blanket waiting for us.

The food was outstanding, from our bush breakfasts to dinner. The quality was as good as any top London restaurant.

Special thanks must go to Habido (our guide) for his 12 hour stint in trying to find us a Leopard! Again, it was great to be allocated our own guide for the duration of our stay."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Fundu Lagoon

Fundu Lagoon

"A very special place"

4 nights Arrived 17 Jul 2018
"Arriving by speedboat at Fundu Lagoon set the scene for the remainder of the stay. We felt like Robinson Crusoe, but with mod cons and fabulous food.

The beach suite was the perfect location and it was nice to have the extra seating space and plunge pool to 'hang out'. Parts of the tent were looking a little 'tired', but this did not distract from the overall beauty of Fundu Lagoon.

The pool area was beautiful, the dive centre helpful, service and food all fantastic.

Highlights of our stay were fabulous cocktails (we will be trying to re-create Fundu Punch at home) on the jetty to watch the sunset and the guided walk into the village. It was good to see the welfare project that Fundu Lagoon are running to help the village, visiting the school that has been paid for by donations to the welfare project and meeting the well behaved children of the village."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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