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Travel reviews by Ms J & Mr J from London

Review Distribution

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

My Oct 2008 trip

Tanzania between 4 Oct 2008 and 19 Oct 2008

Trip rating: Good
"Generally we enjoyed our trip to Tanzania but missed the early starts that we had enjoyed in Zambia.

The guiding was variable in quality with Beho Beho being excellent and Lake Manze pretty dire. Ras Kutani was pretty and very relaxing and Mwagusi pretty good."

Arranged By Claire Scott


Ras Kutani

Ras Kutani

"Surprise Turtles"

3 nights Arrived 5 Oct 2008
"Thoroughly enjoyable stay: lovely rooms, friendly staff and good food. It would have been helpful to know in advance that they take credit cards and that some of the activities that appear to be on offer in the brochure (dinghy sailing and deep sea fishing are either not available or very expensive).

Road transfer was interesting and quite quick but if you are not arriving on Sunday morning early, the transfer time through the Dar traffic can be quite extended.

The release of baby turtles while we were there was a surprise bonus which gave us a bit of a beach safari too."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Average
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
Mwagusi Safari Camp

Mwagusi Safari Camp

"Charming Mwagusi"

3 nights Arrived 8 Oct 2008
"Generally a good stay but one got the feeling that some supplies were running a bit low. Meals tended to be 4/5 different vegetable dishes and a very small amount of meat: perhaps more healthy than we had expected!

Standard of guiding was generally OK but we sometimes felt that guides were too eager to call their colleagues when they found a cat so that everyone could come and join the fun. This was OK with lions but we had to insist on leaving a cheetah which the guide said was shy but was actually quite stressed by being followed.

We would have preferred an all inclusive price: drinks proved surprisingly expensive and the prices didn't seem to be advertised."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Average
Facilities
Good
Lake Manze Adventure Camp

Lake Manze Adventure Camp

"A long way to go"

4 nights Arrived 11 Oct 2008
"There are some things which are quite good about this camp: the management are friendly, the food is reasonable and the tents fairly comfortable. That said we would never return and would advise that this camp really isn't up to standard yet for inclusion by Expert Africa.

The guiding was the worst we have ever experienced by a long way. The guides were young, inexperienced, often forgot to collect their binoculars and had to borrow ours to identify the birds (which they weren't very good at). They seemed mainly to be interested in finding cats and on one occasion pursued a leopard (we had seen the tail) into a thorny bush so enthusiastically that they had to be stopped as we were in danger of being scratched.

It was obvious that for part of the time on each drive that one guide wasn't even looking for animals/birds as his head never turned. Unfortunately there are so many first timers at this camp that they think the guiding is good providing they can tick things off their list. As a final probelm they got the meeting place for our Beho Beho transfer wrong so we sat around in a very hot and empty part of the bush for over 1 and a half hours and seemed quite happy to sit there for the rest of the day until we took action. This camp marred an otherwise excellent trip."
Average
Location
Good
Service
Average
Activities
Terrible
Rooms
Average
Food
Average
Facilities
Average
Beho Beho

Beho Beho

"excellence everywhere at Beho Beho"

4 nights Arrived 15 Oct 2008
"You just can't fault this place. The guiding was knowledgeable, sensitive and the guides soon picked up on what interested us and made the whole experience great fun even though we never found the wild dogs.

The rooms were spectacular, the food was excellent and althogether we were loathe to leave.

We didn't really need/want the level of luxury but the ethos of the management and guides made it worth every penny."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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