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Travel reviews by J & P from Ireland

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

Expert africa staff

Zanzibar and 1 other country between 1 Nov 2008 and 14 Nov 2008

Trip rating: Excellent
"delighted with what was our first safari - and our first experience of a "travel agent" booking.

Thank you for your recommendations - they all turned out to exceed our expectations. Would book with you again,"

Arranged By Claire Scott


Lake Manze Adventure Camp

Lake Manze Adventure Camp

"Lake Manze Tented Camp review"

4 nights Arrived 2 Nov 2008
"As first timers we may have been spoilt! We found out later a sighting of 4 wild dogs on our journey from the airstrip to the camp is not a normal occurance - in our innocence we didn't realise how privilaged we were. And on the retrn trip the airstrip some days later we wintnessed a large pack of these dogs feeding on thier prey - the guide was so infomative on thier habits as we watched the young ones being led to thier dinner!

Food and accomodation couldn't be faulted. I t was such a friendly place when I decieded against a full day game drive, it was no problem when Jmy partner did want to go off on it - I was quite comfortable to stay behind and join in the walking safair - and then read my book for the afternoon. Richard was concerned when I expressed my feeling of claustrophobia about not being able to wander down to the lake - he even offered to send a Maisi down to accompany me if I wanted to put a chair there to read my book! personal service eh? nothing was too much trouble."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
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Mchanga Beach Lodge, Zanzibar (this camp has since closed)

"Mchanga Beach Lodge review"

3 nights Arrived 6 Nov 2008
"Accomodation was so lovely - the flowers on the bed and beach bag provided lovely touches. I loved my early morning tea too. Beach was faultless and also the food standard.

One suggestion - maybe an option to share your mealtimes with other diners?"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Chumbe Island Lodge

Chumbe Island Lodge

"Chumbe Island review"

3 nights Arrived 9 Nov 2008
"My personal favourite place of the whole trip. Felt like Robinson Cruso in the huts, and the way the wall dropped down was so cool - we were lucky to be there at full moon too, walking back with our solar torces at night: with full bellies and mellowed with some wine & conservation - stopping to say hello to our hut number 4 crab at the bottom step: bliss.

Swimming with sea turtles - watching the local kids come for thier school day out - sunset at hte special sunset hut: where the staff come with beers if you want. Without doubht my favourite piece of the whole trip. Could wax lyrical about the food all day - so much so we even bought the receipe book to try recreate at home! could happily live at Chumbe!!

One of us in not a strong swimmer, but the guide ensured we both felt comfortable, and the inflatable ring on each snokling trip gave a welcome feeling of security. Even the most nervous can avail of all the reef has to offer."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Zanzibar Coffee House

Zanzibar Coffee House

"Zanzibar Coffee House review"

2 nights Arrived 12 Nov 2008
"Airconditioning!! was soooo welcome after such a hot rip on our white N. European constitutions.

Our room was huge, and in such an athmospheric building - having a beer on the roof at night we were in a different world. A refuge from the noise and warren of the town."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent

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