Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs R from Hants
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Southern Tanzania - great holiday!
Tanzania between 8 Sep 2012 and 21 Sep 2012
Both camps have significant wildlife in their immediate areas but both are some distance from the permanent wet areas that attract most animals during the dry season. If you accept this (as we did), you will have a excellent holiday at these camps - but if you want to minimise your travelling, other camps might, in our view, be more suitable.
We then had 3 nights on the coast at Ras Kutani - a very comfortable, friendly and laid-back location for a couple of days relaxation.
The internal logistics worked excellently with the Coastal Aviation flights all being more or less on time (or even early).
However our return BA flight was delayed by over 2 days due to mechanical problems which resulted in an unexpected (and unwanted) weekend in Dar es Salaam - a situation compounded by a lack of information from BA on the status of the repairs.
Despite that final hiccup, this was an excellent holiday in a great safari area - and a complete contrast to the more popular and crowded north of Tanzania."
Arranged By Elizabeth Chapman
Mdonya Old River Camp
"Mdonya - frendly camp with excellent guiding"
"Ras Kutani - very relaxing"
A superb and memorable trip
Namibia between 12 Sep 2011 and 24 Sep 2011
The new area was the Skeleton Coast, on the 4 day Schoeman's flyng safari. This was a truly spectacular journey with 4 busy days way off the beaten track in this amazingly varied wilderness - a trip brought to life by the knowjledge and enthusiasm of Andre Schoeman.
After this, we revisited Etosha, staying at Okaukuejo and The Fort at Onguma Plains. Wildlfie viewing as excellent, particularly in eastern Etosha. The heavy rains this year meant that there was still water in the Pan which made it look completely different. We finished with night a Okonjima on the way back to Windhoek.
This trip was not inexpensive and it is difficult to talk in terms of "value". However it was a superb trip and the Skeleton Coast element in particular was truly memorable and unlike anything we have ever done before. However we may do it again - we're thinking about doing it again in 2013 (probaly a new trip that the Schoeman's may start based at their new Leylandsdrift camp).
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Schoeman's Skeleton Coast Safaris
"Schoeman's Skeleton Coast Safari - stunning!!"
"Comfortable camp and superb waterhole."
Onguma The Fort
"Great stay at The Fort"
Okonjima Bush Camp