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Travel reviews by Ms F & Mr F from UK

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

Honeymoon to the Selous reserve and Zanzibar

Tanzania and 1 other country between 13 Jul 2010 and 25 Jul 2010

Trip rating: Excellent
"Expert Africa organised everything very well, our taxis and middle men were very efficient and reliable.
Great advice for what we liked doing and we enjoyed our whole stay in Africa.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No, we picked you because you had extensive good and bad reviews available on your website (so an honest and exhaustive approach), and later on your staff were very good and helpful on many levels."

Arranged By Claire Scott


Beho Beho

Beho Beho

"Beho Beho review"

3 nights Arrived 14 Jul 2010
"Beho Beho is full of nice surprises and adventures. Staff is excellent, always smiley and very helpful and entertaining. They never seem to get bored of bush stories although I'm sure they heard them a 100 times! The rooms and the view are great, full of art work and nice furniture from Africa. Great to sleep with open curtains and listening to the noises of the valley below...

One small problem: the showers in the bathrooms are quite hard to handle and it takes time to get to an ok temperature - (not a lot of pressure either but I guess it comes from the fact are in the middle of the bush!)

The Bush night was fantastic, not many guests knew about it so that made it even more special for us, a fabulous honey moon experience with camp fire and bubbly!

During the day out to the lake and the hot springs a few of us would have like to have more regular meals or snacks as were really hungry towards the end of the day (after only a big breakfast in the morning).

But overall, we met great people and had a fantastic time. Every day is different at Beho beho; not only the walks and drives (all done by great guides) but also the location of lunches and dinners, and we think four nights including a bush night is the perfect length of stay to enjoy it fully without repetitions."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent
Beho Beho Tree-house

Beho Beho Tree-house

"Beho Beho fly-camping review"

1 night Arrived 17 Jul 2010
"Please see previous comment on Beho beho and the Bush night.

[Ed: this said, "The Bush night was fantastic, not many guests knew about it so that made it even more special for us, a fabulous honey moon experience with camp fire and bubbly!"]

Great tent, not too far from the main camp, great romantic atmosphere, camp fire, bubbly, guide stories, and lovely waiters, all just for the two of us."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent
Pongwe Beach Hotel

Pongwe Beach Hotel

"Pongwe Beach Hotel review"

5 nights Arrived 18 Jul 2010
"We really liked Pongwe, although not a 5 star accommodation, it was great for a beach holiday.

Fantastic staff, could not do enough for us and got out of their way a few times to fully satisfy our requirements; always available for a nice chat and joke with us, but also very efficient; waiters, bar man and house keepers, all great and happy people. Great food with a strong Thai influence, one simple but tasty menu prepared every day, which indicates quality and freshness.

The beach and the sea were lovely and it was great to laze around there and swim, in privacy, guarded by very nice Masai people.
The snorkeling is not really worth doing but it's still nice to get on a boat for a couple of hours and hand fish the soup of the day for the fisherman at the same time.

One thing that we didn't like: the bathrooms, which are in serious need of TLC (look a bit like prison showers!). The showers work quite well and you do get nice hot water but it wouldn't take much to paint everything white and add a couple of shelves and a slightly more inspiring mirror to make the whole room very pleasant. The bed was comfortable and the bedroom was big and rather well decorated, all in nice little chalets, a couple of steps from the lovely sand.

The beach was raked everyday and very clean."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Average
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Average
Zanzibar Coffee House

Zanzibar Coffee House

"Zanzibar Coffee House review"

2 nights Arrived 23 Jul 2010
"Great interesting / quirky suite room (we had the Capuccino suite) with funny steps and levels, with nice Zanzibar style furniture. The coffee shop downstairs is also very good and they made a nice honeymoon cake for us on arrival which was lovely.

The room was rather noisy at night, so I would strongly advise traveling with ear plugs (middle of town, kids running around, mosque calls etc). Also I thought the floor was quite dirty and you could not walk without shoes in the bedroom without getting dirty "under"feet. They probably sweep regularly but don't think mopping is an option as it's not tiled. (That is why I only selected "average" for the rooms, although I did like the look of them).

The bathroom was clean though.

Good roof terrace at the top with a nice view, where you take your breakfasts. Nice jasmine flowers on our pillows before night time."
Good
Location
Good
Service
Good
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Average
Food
Good

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