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Travel reviews by Bill & Mila from Madrid

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

Bill and Mila Trip Oct 2014

Tanzania between 5 Oct 2014 and 13 Oct 2014

Trip rating: Excellent
"Overall we had a great trip. Special thanks to our guide Ayoub who was with us up to and including Dunia - he was knowledgable, friendly, helpfull and even spoke Spanish which made things a lot more relaxing for Mila.

Ngorongoro was spectacular with early morning mist later giving way to brighter weather, and many interesting game sightings.

After an interesting side-trip to Oldupai Gorge, we entered the Serengeti which was really beautiful. The early rains meant it was already quite green. We saw quite a lot of game, especially from Dunia, including a lot of the migration. Quite large herds of wildebeest were already moving south through the central Serengeti.

Only one small negative point about the first part of the trip. The vehicle did not have a pop-up roof, as we had been told, but instead one that had to be removed and put back. This could have been more of a problem than it was, as only on the last day at Dunia did we have strong sun - the rest of the time with this vehicle it was fairly cloudy.

When we got to Olakira we were afraid there might not be any wildebeest left north of the Mara river. However no sooner had we got to our tent on arrival when we had to literally "scramble" to the vehicles to race to a crossing which was taking place just in front of the camp. Later we saw two more crossings during our stay. In one of these we followed a large herd for some time as they moved along the river bank. Occasionally some would go down to the waters edge, only to go back again up the bank. Finally they decided to stop teasing us, and all charged across the river right in front of us."

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Kia Lodge

"Kia Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 5 Oct 2014
"Very convenient so close to airport. Room for overnight stay a bit shabby and phone did not work.

Day-room was much better. Staff friendly and helpful."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Rooms
Average
Food
Good
Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge

Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge

"Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 6 Oct 2014
"Very nice place, the jacaranda trees were in full bloom. Lunch on the lawn was splendid.

Don't particularly recommend the walk around the estate - more talk than walk."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Average
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Dunia Camp

Dunia Camp

"Dunia Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 8 Oct 2014
"Really enjoyed this camp. Well run, friendly and helpfull staff, good food.

Plenty of game, especially wildebeest!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Olakira

Olakira

"Olakira Mara - Ndutu Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 10 Oct 2014
"We compared with Dunia and noticed not quite so well run. Food was good and staff were friendly.

Guide here was provided by the camp and was a bit disappointing. He could have been a lot more communicative and paid a bit more attention to our interests.

Why did we always share truck with 3 others? (No problems with them personally). Others seemed to have truck/guide to themselves. We did however see 3 river crossings - 2 in front of the camp (see below)."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good

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