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Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs S from Barnstable

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

5

Excursions taken

0

Trip of a lifetime

Tanzania between 23 Jan 2010 and 5 Feb 2010

Trip rating: Excellent
"We had amazing safaris, and saw so much more Big Game than we dared hope. The camps were fabulous.

All the Guides, Trackers, Drivers and Ascari were of the highest standard.... Huge thanks to them all.

Diving on Mafia Island, I saw amazing corals, shark, ray, and swam with Whale Shark. Wow

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Planning a return........"

Lake Manze Adventure Camp

Lake Manze Adventure Camp

"Amazing Game from the moment we landed"

3 nights Arrived 24 Jan 2010
"Carlson and Abbu mad ethe visit absolutely unforgettable.... their determination to find the unfindable was infectious, and other passing Land Rovers were stopping us for information.... they were the best...

From an Elephant in the middle of the camp, to a Puff Adder in the bar.... how much wilder could you expect to be?"
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Average
Facilities
Average
Sand Rivers Camp

Sand Rivers Camp

"Paradise"

2 nights Arrived 27 Jan 2010
"Way, way beyond our wildest expectations.......

We had the top Guide, Masaa, which made the whole experiance a sensation.

Lynn and Steve, being the perfect hosts, made he whole experience run like clockwork"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Pole Pole

Pole Pole

"Lovely"

3 nights Arrived 29 Jan 2010
"A pool would have made all the difference in the world. We walked to the neighbouring resort, and enquired about paying to use their(deserted) pool, and were quoted $50 for the day... Shame Pole Pole have not managed to set up a working arrangement pending the completion of their own pool.....

Other than that, the resort was really wonderful.

Thanks, Robyn"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Average
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Average
Chole Mjini Lodge

Chole Mjini Lodge

"Disappointing"

3 nights Arrived 1 Feb 2010
"Very money-grabbing resort. Many of the activities which were advertised as "inclusive", were added to the bill. Several were charged at more than the advertised price. We were pre-warned by the owners not to query the bill, as in the past they had resorted to calling the police to have their demands settled........ Other travellers there who had arranged their trips through a different Company, were given substantial discounts, but we were offered nothing, even after some broad hints.....

We were not welcomed on arrivel other than by a porter. Our welcome drink was charged for...! (A first in many years of international travel)

The loos were un-necessarily uncomfortable, and extremely awkward to use. (I need to point out, I am in NO way a "Hotel" fan, and have spent years using all kinds of toilets all over the world, from Siberia to Central America,, including seagrass composting bucket loos, but have never had such uncomortable loo..... for no good or apparent reason.

The idea of a basic resort is wonderful, but these owners seemed to place emphasis on making money rather than offering service and ensuring a great holiday. I would not even consider returning, and would advise caution to potential guests."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Poor
Activities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Average
Facilities
Average
The Slipway

The Slipway

"Comfortable"

1 night Arrived 4 Feb 2010
"A good location , but not ideal for a quick overnight stop at the airport, as it was right across town in the rush-hour. 1.5 hours in a non airconditioned minibus, and NOT in the private car as per the booking. Also it took about half an hour to locate the driver at the airport on arrival, as he was not in the obvious place, and was NOT carrying a name board..... the same bus in the morning, with the driver turning up late.... very poor transfer"
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Average
Rooms
Good

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