Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Marilyn & Duane from CA

Excellent trip, well organized, great guide

On this trip, I visited Rwanda & Tanzania between 26-Jul-2019 and 16-Aug-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


A long trip, which cover. Overall key to success was our driver/guide Felix. An excellent spotter with terrific knowledge of the parks. We were very lucky to be with Felix for 10 days.
We thought all our lodges and camps were fine. Tarangire Safari Lodge was our overall favorite with great location and comfortable basic room. Nomad Serengeti Camp was the best camp, but also quite expensive. You do get great service for the money.
Animals and a sense of central Africa are why we went. Our hopes were well met. Every day was a new adventure.
There were no logistical problems, everything happened as planned. We simply had to be ready to get up and going early every day to see as much as we could.
Thanks for arranging such a great trip.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service: One suggestion about dinners. Only Nomad Serengeti Camp offered a communal dining table for dinner. We would have like that option at every camp. Our fellow travelers seemed to be a folks we would have like to get to know a bit better.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Airport Planet Lodge, Tanzania
27-Jul-2019 review: Fine place
Rivertrees Country Inn, Tanzania
28-Jul-2019 review: Great intro to Tanzania
Tarangire Safari Lodge, Tanzania
30-Jul-2019 review: Great location
Rhino Lodge, Tanzania
1-Aug-2019 review: Interesting Place
Kati Kati Camp, Tanzania
3-Aug-2019 review: Very nice
Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp, Tanzania
5-Aug-2019 review: Superb camp
Hotel des Mille Collines, Rwanda
8-Aug-2019 review: Excellent hotel
Excursion Overall rating
Lake Manyara Safari, Tanzania
1-Aug-2019 review: A quick look.
Safari in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
2-Aug-2019 review: Safari in Ngorongoro Crater review Great wild
Olduvai Gorge visit, Tanzania
3-Aug-2019 review: Very interesting hislory