Hello Nick & Marc
We are just back a week from our trip to Tanzania / Zanzibar which you helped us plan and realise with success beyond our expectations!! We would just like to say a big “thank you” to Tanzania Odyssey for the the wonderful and seamless way that our holiday of a lifetime came true.From the moment we arrived at Dar on the 11th March to the moment we left on 23rd everything worked like clockwork. Nick, your advice was spot-on re the length of time we needed to get from A to B and the minimum time we needed to get the most out of all the activities on our ambitious itinerary.
The safari was definitely the highlight of the trip and Roy Safaris were fantastic….a truly professional organisation. Our guide, James Chitede was just amazing…..we saw all the animals (Big Five) we hoped to see and more….including a leopard, which apparently is quite rare to see in daylight. We had a cheetah sit on the pop-top roof of our jeep, something James said in ten years of being a guide had never occured to him! We intend writing directly to Roys Safaris to tell them how pleased we were with James as our guide. He was courteous, friendly, had a great sense of humour and always had our safety as a priority.
The baloon flight was teriffic, again, all organised to perfection and by then we were well ready for some R&R in Ras Nungwi…..wonderful 30th Annivarsary candlelit dinner on the beach…how romantic was that?? Beit el Chai in Stone Town was a real experience…they are now doing lunch and dinner and we recommend it highly….some of the best food we had and wonderful service.
Anyway, we are back to reality now but have wonderful memories and over 600 photos to remind us of Africa. You may have more Irish clients when we are finished making all our friends green with envy with stories of our travels! By the way, the definitive answer to the visa query is that citizens of the Irish Republic do not need a visa to enter Tanzania and we only had to pay $5 each to exit!! Also must mention, that the Tanzania / Zanzibar guide book by Annabel Skinner was our “bible” for the trip….highly recommended!
Once again, a big thank you Nick for all your help and patience way back at the planning stage from Jan onwards.
Now that we have been bitten by the “Africa bug”, I am sure you will hear from us again at sometime in the future
J Moran 2007