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Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs F from York

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

0

Africa Trip

Zanzibar between 27 Nov 2010 and 8 Dec 2010

Trip rating: Excellent
"Were visiting our daughter in Zanzibar where she is working as a doctor on a one year project,she was able to show us round Stonetown and joined us on the holiday. We found it fascinating with its' Arabic influence and enjoyed looking round the markets which we probably would have not done by ourselves, it also helped to have someone with a little swahili.

Trip was a big success and incorporated three mini holidays at Stonetown, Matemwe and Chumbe. Was a shock to the system to return to sub zero temperatures in the UK

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Only small gripe was when we arrived at Zanzibar airport we were tired after the trip and found our taxi there with a sign with our names, there were two men there, one of whom offered to carry our bags all of 10 yards and then demanded a tip when all we had was dollars, don't know whether our taxi driver knew what was going on but did not help us much."

Arranged By Elizabeth Chapman


Beyt al Salaam

Beyt al Salaam

"Beyt al Chai review"

2 nights Arrived 28 Nov 2010
"Lovely hotel, food and service excellent, very obliging staff."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Matemwe Lodge

Matemwe Lodge

"Matemwe Bungalows review"

4 nights Arrived 30 Nov 2010
"luxurious place, were able to relax there, enjoyed the snorkelling trip.

The deep sea fishing seemed incredibly expensive so did not do, however I have not tried this before so have nothing to compare with"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Chumbe Island Lodge

Chumbe Island Lodge

"Chumbe Island Lodge review"

3 nights Arrived 4 Dec 2010
"We all loved it !! A real adventure being one of only 7 tourists on our own island.

Although aspects were quite basic such as the compost lavatory it was a memorable place to be, woken by the dawn chorus of the african birds and did all 3 snorkelling trips while there seeing the turtles, stingrays, lion fish, moray eels, some reef sharks and an incredible array of smaller brightly coloured coral reef fish.

Food was good and enjoyed the reef walk at low tide, the other walk was a bit limited and could perhaps we combined with birdwatching and at an earlier time of day when the birds are more visible.

Staff were great there too."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Beyt al Salaam

Beyt al Salaam

"Beyt al Chai review"

1 night Arrived 7 Dec 2010
"Visited again on way home, same comments apply [Ed: These travellers stayed here for 2 nights earlier in their trip; see below.]"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent

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