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Travel reviews by Mr T & Ms W from USA

Great Africa Trip with help from Expert Afric

On this trip, I visited Rwanda & Tanzania between 29-Dec-2009 and 11-Jan-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Bottom line we enjoyed our trip a great deal and thought it was money well spent. Our guides Eric, Emmanuel and Jackson and their vehicles provided us opportunities that may not have been present if we were sharing vehicle or along with a group. The (3) gentlemen were very professional with a sincere interest in our well being and happiness. The lodges and camp were comfortable and had great staffs.

A few notes of what was not, it was not hot, there was not a lot of bugs, there was no traveler sickness, there were no bad meals, there were no cold showers, there was not dry/brown surroundings, there was no concern for safety.

Thanks again for all your help with our trip and we will recommend your services to our friends and family. Someday we hope to visit Africa again and have so many wonderful memories from this trip. Happy New Year to you and your staff.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Our transfer from Olakira Camp (Serengeti) to Rhino Lodge (Ngorongoro Crater) was a full morning and we did not arrive until after 2:00 pm which was past lunch serving period. The Rhino Lodge kitchen staff really went out of their way to get us a hot lunch and it was very good. It may have been better for Olakira to send us off with a box lunch?

Either way, Pam and I were not concerned and the meal was worth the wait. We just hoped we did not put the kitchen in a distressful position.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
The Tribe, Nairobi
29-Dec-2009 review: The Tribe
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Rwanda
30-Dec-2009 review: Gorilla Mountain View Lodge
Umubano Kigali Hotel, Rwanda (this camp has since closed)
3-Jan-2010 review: Novotel Kigali Umubano
Olakira, Tanzania
4-Jan-2010 review: Great safari at Olakira Camp
Rhino Lodge, Tanzania
7-Jan-2010 review: Rhino Lodge
E Unoto Retreat, Tanzania (this camp has since closed)
9-Jan-2010 review: E Unoto Retreat
Excursion Overall rating
Golden Monkey Trekking, Rwanda
31-Dec-2009 review: Golden Monkey
Gorilla Trekking Safari, Rwanda
1-Jan-2010 review: Umubano and Sabyinyo Groups
Lake Manyara Safari, Tanzania
9-Jan-2010 review: Lake Manyara
Lake Manyara Safari, Tanzania
11-Jan-2010 review: Lake Manyara Nat'l Park