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Africa Odyssey Testimonials

Africa Odyssey Testimonials

N Farquhar

Just a wee note to say we had an absolutely brilliant time in Tanzania in July. The tented camp at lake manze is amazing – the staff are soo friendly and everything is so laid back and informal. The standard of accommodation was far higher than we anticipated having read other reviews. In terms of wildlife we saw pretty much everything except leopards.

The river lodge at Rhuaha was really nice, although I think we were spoiled first at lake manze. We really enjoyed the different scenery at Rhuaha – it felt more wild than lake manze – unsure why, perhaps because we had to look harder to see the animals.

Ras nungwi was fantastic and a perfect end to our honeymoon.

Kilimanjaro was amazing – Roy’s safaris did a tremendous job. We had James as our guide and truely felt that we had the best guide on the hill. Both of us summitted (Christina somewhat in a healthier condition than myself!!). One serious suggestion I would like to make is regarding spare outdoor gear for the porters. Our international flights allowed 25kg whilst our internal flights allowed 15kg. As we packed light for the internal flights, this meant that we had considerable spare luggage allowance on the international leg of our trip. Had I known the lack of decent footwear and clothing available for the porters, I would have happily packed an old pair of boots, jacket and fleece for donation to the locals. For others who plan a similar trip to ourselves (southern safari and kilimanjaro) I would like to request that you enclose a small note or request/recommendation asking them to use any spare luggage allowance to pack some hiking boots – you can pick second hand ones up on ebay for a lot less than a fiver! Think what a difference this would make to a porters life. I feel we have a duty to do something………..

Many thanks,

N Farquhar 2008

P Engel

Hi Marc,

we are back from Tanzania and I wanted to give you a little feed-back.

Your organization of our trip was excellent.

Thank you very much indeed and we are happy to recommend “tanzaniaodyssey” to our friends who might plan a trip to Tanzania as well. We liked Selous Safari Camp the most and were very lucky to see a lot of animals there.

In Ras Nungwi Hotel there was the question for the full board basis booking, but obviously that was solved between you and the hotel management!?

One thing might be added as an information only to your customers: when people travel to Chumbe Island they should prepare the luggage in such a way that it can be carried easily when there is low tide, because you have to wade some way through the water on both sides and trousers do get wet.

Thanks a lot once again and all the best for you and the team.

Kind regards

P Engel 2008

C Da Cunha

Hi Julian

Just a quick email to say Thanks for arranging a superb Honeymoon!  It was absolutely brilliant, and we enjoyed every minute, shame we had to come back!

some feedback in case you need:
– Costal Aviation were superb and no problems with being met or transferred anywhere throughout the holiday.
– Palm hotel at Dar Es Salaam, wasn’t anything special, and pretty expensive for what it was (pretty dated) – but only there to sleep so fine.
Jongomero Camp was amazing to start with, beautiful tents and great personalised service from the staff and management there. Was also relaxing as not many people in Ruaha driving around. Food was very good here as were the sundowners on the game drives. – perfect for a honeymoon couple!  (our pick of all the places we stayed)
Lake Manze wasn’t quite a camp for honeymooners, as no electric in the tents had to eat dinner with 20 other Italians every night on a big table, but was fine and the game viewing was very good, and management very nice and accommodated my request to have dinner just the two of us one night at our tent!  Food wasn’t anything special though and no choice as all inclusive. Have to say wasn’t quite as relaxing as Jongomero, and lots more jeeps everywhere jostling for position to see lions etc in Selous compared to Ruaha.
–  Zanzibar Palace Hotel , nice hotel with great staff and management who provided personalised service and looked after us very well. Good location for heart of Stone town, though 2 nights there would prob have sufficed to see everything instead of the 3.
Ras Nungwi was perfect end to holiday, Good chalet rooms very near beach, excellent service and facilities as well as good food , Very relaxing place and the Dhow Cruise and Snorkel trip was prob the highlight.

we even managed to get upgraded by Emirates on way back which was good way to end.

So thanks again, pretty much spot on to what we wanted.


C Da Cunha 2008

D Mitchell

Hi Nick

I just wanted to echo Rosie’s comments and say what a fantastic job you did organising our honeymoon. Everything went like clockwork and everywhere you recommended was absolutely superb and spot on. It was a trip of a lifetime and one which we will never forget and always cherish the memories of. The perfect start to married life.

With regards to highlights, it’s hard to pick any one thing in particular as it was all so good. The suite at Ras Kutani was amazing, the safari was exciting, beautiful and fascinating (and so much luxury for somewhere so remote) and Pongwe beach is the best I’ve ever seen.

Once again, many, many thanks to you and all the team at Tanzania Odyssey

All the best

D Mitchell 2008

J Presley

Hi Julian,

Thank you for organizing a fantastic trip for us.  Everything was perfect!  We particularly loved the remoteness and true safari experience of Botswana and the Wilderness camps (not to mention the luxurious treatment at Vumbura Plains!)  It was also great to end the trip at Sabi Sabi and slowly re-acclimate ourselves to civilization.

When we started thinking about this holiday, we thought the trip would be a “once in a lifetime” adventure.  Not so –  we’re already talking about going back in 4 years and bringing my brother and sister-in-law!  We will be contacting you and I promise to give you more than a week to arrange the trip next time!

Julian, once again, thank you for putting together the perfect trip, especially on such short notice. Please pass our thanks on to your Managing Director, as well.

Best wishes,

J Presley 2008