Travel reviews by Mandolin from Surrey
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The trip of a lifetime.
Tanzania and 1 other country between 25 Oct 2020 and 5 Dec 2020
The holiday itself was way beyond our expectations partly, I suspect, because there were so few other tourists about. In some of the lodges we visited we were the only guests which meant that we were treated like VIPs. And what lodges! The Lemala camps were excellent and Maruska negotiated a very good deal for us by using only Lemala for our safari accommodation and the deal included our own vehicle and guide throughout, which meant that we could go where we wanted to go, when we wanted to go, instead of being tied to a strict timetable for game viewing. As far as the game viewing was concerned, having been told by a couple of friends that their experiences included having to vie for a view of the animals with 100s of other vehicles, we instead found ourselves to be in splendid isolation with almost every animal we saw. The only downside was having to come home."
Arranged By Maruska Adye-Rowe
Lodge not featured by Expert Africa
Lemala Mpingo Ridge
" Mpingo Ridge, Nanyukie and Kuria Hills"
"Different to the other Lemala properties"
Lake Manyara Safari
"We didn't stay here"
15 Nov 2020 • Afternoon excursion
Safari in Ngorongoro Crater
"So few other tourists"
16 Nov 2020 • All-day excursion
"Lemala Nanyukie review"
Olduvai Gorge visit
"Fabulous, fascinating and thought-provoking"
17 Nov 2020 • Morning excursion
Lemala Kuria Hills
"Lemala Kuria Hills review"