Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs & Mrs M - New York

An extraordinary experience!

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 12-Aug-2011 and 27-Aug-2011 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


We just got back from our trip to Africa. I'm swamped with work right now but wanted to take just a few minutes to tell you that the two-week Safari you orchestrated for us in Tanzania came off flawlessly. That means that all of the multiple travel transfers went off without a hitch, the camps you put us in more than exceeded our expectations, the guides we had in the various camps were without exception excellent.

I know I speak for my wife Audrey, and Ann and Kevin when I send you a very warm and enthusiastic “thank you” for turning our many phone conversations back in December into such an extraordinary experience.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Clearer guidelines on how much cash one needs to bring to cover tips and drinks (such as Lake Manze, where drinks were not included and credit cards not accepted) would have been a great help. We had only one opportunity to use an ATM (which worked for us but not for our friends), which was quite lucky in terms of the timing when we'd run out of cash, and the location, being the one day we were driving through Karatu where there is an ATM. Not having enough cash, and not being sure of where or when we could get some, caused a fair amount of anxiety and stress that would have been eliminated if we'd simply brought enough to begin with.

We also didn't realize that everyone accepted U.S. dollars even for cash tips, so could have bypassed all the trouble trying to get Tanzanian shillings in the right amounts.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Serena Hotel Dar, Tanzania
13-Aug-2011 review: Comfortable, friendly, quiet, good shower
Lake Manze Adventure Camp, Tanzania
14-Aug-2011 review: Lake Manze a Great Camp to Start our Safari
Kwihala Camp, Tanzania
18-Aug-2011 review: Kwihala a very special, small camp
Plantation Lodge, Tanzania
21-Aug-2011 review: Plantation Lodge Perfect Interlude mid-safari
Sayari Camp, Tanzania
23-Aug-2011 review: Luxury on the Mara River