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Travel reviews by J and C from Clayton

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

1

Fantastic Trip

Tanzania and 1 other country between 16 Sep 2019 and 3 Oct 2019

Trip rating: Excellent
"We had a wonderful trip thanks to the fantastic support of Jessica Plumb. She continually went above and beyond in every aspect of our trip from negotiating upgrades to arranging for great local guides and transport. She was truly a joy to work with and we will recommend Jessica and Expert Africa to anyone who is interested in visiting this great continent.

All of our camps, guides, hotels and transport were wonderful. Thank you Jessica and Expert Africa!"

Arranged By Jessica Plumb


Southern Sun Dar

Southern Sun Dar

"Nice Hotel Before Safari"

1 night Arrived 17 Sep 2019
"Hotel has character for a business type hotel.

Great for pre or post safari stay. Clean, quiet room. Helpful staff and nice breakfast."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Lake Manze Adventure Camp

Lake Manze Adventure Camp

"Wonderful Safari Camp"

4 nights Arrived 18 Sep 2019
"We had a wonderful time at Lake Manze.

The camp managers, Shawn and Millie, are fantastic. They are very welcoming and accommodating and cater to your safari desires. Choices include all day or morning/late afternoon safaris, boat safaris or walking safaris. They make the logistics seem easy at this busy and fun camp.

Our guide, Imani, was wonderful. We saw many animal world dramas play out as opposed to a checklist of animal sightings. In particular, great lion sightings as well as giraffe water crossings. We also loved the dinners by the campfire and met interesting people from around the world."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Mdonya Old River Camp

Mdonya Old River Camp

"Loved Mdonya Old River Camp"

4 nights Arrived 22 Sep 2019
"This was probably our favorite camp. Our guides, Henry and Thomas, were fantastic. Personable, fun and amazing at finding incredible wildlife sightings. Our favorite was watching five families of elephants come together in a dry river bed to bath, drink and interact. It was hilarious and a memory that will stay with us the rest of our lives. We were also the only people at leopard sightings, making them even more special. We will miss these two young men.

Iris and Kings do a wonderful job managing the camp. The food is excellent, particularly considering it is all sourced locally. The tents are immaculate. The staff are very well trained and provide excellent service.

Cocktails and then group dinners by the fire were wonderful. We met people from all over the world and had some very interesting conversations.

We would love to go back to Mdonya Old River Camp someday."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Serena Inn

Serena Inn

"Perfect Hotel in Stonetown"

4 nights Arrived 26 Sep 2019
"We loved our stay at the Serena Inn in Stowntown.

Beautiful, historic hotel. Wonderful staff, with a special thanks to Suleiman for all his help during our stay.

We had a deluxe ocean front room with an amazing veranda where we could watch the sunset and the activity on the beach below. The breakfasts were excellent.

We think this is the best place to stay in Stonetown."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
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Uzi Island Adventure

" Uzi Island"

28 Sep 2019 • All-day excursion

This was an experience more than a tour. For those who are interested in the real daily life of people who live by the tides on Zanzibar, this will be an enlightening experience. Please note that transportation methods depend on the tide. We rode on a dala dala bus (just for us) on a road through the mangroves. Stops along the way included an education on different types of mangroves and a seaweed farming operation. We walked around a village and saw daily life unfold and enjoyed a picnic type lunch prepared by our local guide's wife.

After lunch, we headed back to the main road via a dugout canoe with a dhow sail which at times felt like it was going to take on water. We eventually left the canoe and backtraced our route through the mangrove road. When we went through, the water was up to our knees and we probably walked about a half mile through this water. There were some areas where the water was opaque and we could not see the ground under our feet.

We suggest this tour is for adventurous travelers only. Our guide indicated that he takes approximately two groups of tourists a month on this experience. Suggest to bring your own water (we were given a bottle of water at lunch and some coconut water in the village), a dry bag (one was provided in the boat but not during the walk through the water and we were concerned about our camera equipment) and hats (straw hats are provided but needed to be returned to the village).
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