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Travel reviews by Miss & Mr B from Herts

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

3

Excursions taken

0

A memorable adventure

Zanzibar and 1 other country between 1 Jun 2010 and 13 Jun 2010

Trip rating: Good
"As a whole we had a fantastic trip full of memorable experiences.

The people were friendly and welcoming and the accommodation was generally good. The shooting Star lodge was a little disappointing but did not ruin the overall experience.

The service we received from expert Africa has been ecellent, and I would recommend them."

Arranged By Elizabeth Chapman


Lake Manze Adventure Camp

Lake Manze Adventure Camp

"Back to basics at Lake Manze Camp"

3 nights Arrived 2 Jun 2010
"We had a wondeful time at lake manze camp. The staff there were fantastic, always helpful, friendly, warm and knowledgeable. Richard and Sara who manage the camp are both very welcoming and make every effort to ensure you have a great safari experience.

The camp is very much back to basics, no electricity and showering under the stars. The tents are clean and comfortable and provide everything you need. The guides are fantastic and our favourite part of the holiday was the lake safari's with rasheedi.

The evening dinner is quite an experience, a communal dinner out amongst the wildlife, if you don't like creepy crawlies you may stuggle a little as there are thousands of them, including all over the dinner table, I did find this hard to get used to, but enjoyed the experience nonetheless."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
Shooting Star Lodge

Shooting Star Lodge

"Beautiful views at the Shooting Star"

6 nights Arrived 5 Jun 2010
"The Shooting Star Lodge has lots to offer, a great location, beautiful beach, a lovely bar/restaurant area and the rooms are very nice. The staff were friendly and the service was good.

The food however was not of a high standard and was very repetitive, the lunch menu was also lacking in choice and imagination. The cocktails are very expensive at $12 each and were mostly disappointing, the wine was also very expensive starting at around $30 a bottle. The spa and the beach bar that were promised in the brochure were not open until the last day of our 6 night stay, which was very disapponting. We also felt that the attention to detail from the mangement was poor, I did not feel that there was a genuine desire to satisfy the guests from the manager.

The bed in our room smelt damp and musty and the toilet seat was broken, washing that was done was returned to us damp and ruined (all our whites are grey). It is a shame that the lodge as a whole has huge potential but is not living up to it, and most guests could be found in the hotel next door at lunchtime.

An effort to arrange some activities such as a BBQ for guests one night would have gone a long way to improve the atmosphere and possible the standard of food."
Average
Location
Good
Service
Average
Activities
Poor
Rooms
Good
Food
Poor
Facilities
Poor
Zanzibar Coffee House

Zanzibar Coffee House

"Zanzibar Coffee House"

2 nights Arrived 11 Jun 2010
"We loved our room at the Zanzibar Coffee House, it was large, airy and very comfortable, it was in a great location near all the hustle and bustle of Stone Town. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Unfortunatley when we left at 6am to come home there was a powercut and we had to pack and get ready in the dark, but in some ways it just added to the experience."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Rooms
Good
Facilities
Good

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