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Travel reviews by Vanessa from Essex

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

Overall a great holiday

Zanzibar and 1 other country between 13 Nov 2009 and 27 Nov 2009

Trip rating: Excellent
"Overall trip was excellent.

Help/advice given by Claire beforehand was also excellent and the detail on the website very accurate.

Fishermans Tours were always on time and the vehicles in good condition but we felt that they drove too fast most of the time.

We used Eco + Culture for 2 tours whilst in Zanzibar- both were very good. Guide was fantastic."

Arranged By Claire Scott


Lake Manze Adventure Camp

Lake Manze Adventure Camp

"Lake Manze safari"

3 nights Arrived 13 Nov 2009
"This was our first safari and the experience lived up to our expectations. The camp is in a beautiful setting. The big attraction for us was the easy access - only a 40 minute flight from Dar Es Salaam.

All the staff were friendly and welcoming and the guides were very knowledgable.

The camp was very quiet when we were there so we were fortunate enough to have a guide exclusively for us most of the time - an added bonus.

Overall the food was good and there was plenty of it. Tea and coffee was available all day/evening which was a nice touch. Drinks were very reasonably priced."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
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Mchanga Beach Lodge, Zanzibar (this camp has since closed)

"A very reaxing stay at Mchanga Beach lodge"

5 nights Arrived 16 Nov 2009
"A very relaxing place to stay. The hosts Thomas and Gloria were excellent - nothing was too much trouble and they made us feel very welcome. Overall the staff were very friendly and the service very attentive. Also, as 2 single females travelling together, we felt very safe.
The lodge is in an extremely quiet location which suited us but it might not suit everyone. We loved the fact that there was no TV!!
Overall the food was very good.

The one small negative was the seaweed in the sea - apparently it's seasonal.

Would I recomend it? Definitely!!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Good
The Z Hotel

The Z Hotel

"Z hotel.....boutique on the beach"

5 nights Arrived 21 Nov 2009
"The Z hotel describes itself as 'a boutique on the beach'. Well it was - 35 rooms, nice pool, stunning location, great bar....but it just didn't quite work. The room/bathroom was well appointed, ipod docking station etc and the pool/decking area was very nice but the service really let them down and the food was pretty average. At times the staff made us feel like they were doing us a massive favour by serving us.

The hotel's private beach area was very small and crammed between the hotel building and a tacky supermarket -not somewhere you would want to spend time. Also it was hard to walk on the beach without getting hounded by someone trying to sell you something.

The hotel allowed guests for a fee of $8 a day. The result was that one afternnoon was spoilt by noisy children in the swimming pool and on another occasion we were subjected to a foul mouthed drunk. I think management seriously needs to consider what their target market is looking for from a 'boutique' hotel.

Would I recommend the Z? No.

The positive was the beautiful white sand and clear blue sea. Fantastic for swimming. Also there were some good places to eat and drink nearby."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Poor
Activities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Average
Facilities
Good
Serena Inn

Serena Inn

"Serena Inn - lovely hotel."

1 night Arrived 26 Nov 2009
"Can't fault it. Staff were so friendly and service was excellent."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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