Archive for the ‘ 2017 ’ Category

M. Rundo U.S.A, 2017

The entire trip has been wonderful. Everything ran smoothly and we’d like to thank you for organising everything so well. What really impressed us was Fanjove island. First of all we would like to thank Scott for suggesting it. Without him we would have never found out about its existence. Thank you again for everything. We will recommend you to our friends.

H. Hearn UK, 2017

Both Jame sand I had the trip of a lifetime we have truly fallen in love with Africa! We just wanted to say a massive thank you for organising such a fabulous and well run trip.  Everything went to plan, the lodges, the food and the game spotting were all incredible. Thanks again for all your help George and we will be sure to get back in touch when we plan our next trip.

K. Dong UK, 2017

We had just an amazing time and can’t imagine a better experience for our first ever (certainly not last) safari. Thank you so much again for organizing such an awesome trip!

K. Mulkern UK, 2017

we just got back, and it was amazing: great wildlife, saw me some whalesharks, went diving with no ear problems, and am now 6lbs heavier thanks to all the Kili beer.

P. Cooper UK, 2017

We had a great trip!
Re the lodges i would have to give them both 5 out of 5
Sand Rivers Selous – Great lodge in a great position , the view from our room  (no 4 ) across the river was one of the nicest we have had on safari. Lodge is very well run by Eric and Natasha , they were always visible , checking everything was ok , they were great hosts. We never had more than 4 to  our safari vehicle and rarely saw another  vehicle on our game drives , our guide Ernest was excellent. I think this lodge is a little apart from others and maybe the game is not so concentrated as around Lake manze but we saw lions , leopard and lots of other animals . The rains had just started so it was nice for us to see everything turning green . There were lots and lots of birds.
Lots of different things to do at this lodge – boat trips, hot springs , walking , driving .
Any negatives. – not really, if i,m going to be really picky then the food although of a good standard and well presented was maybe not quite up to the standard of other top lodges we have stayed at. Having said that , the private dining table option on the deck was really a nice option .
Ikuka Ruaha –  Again a great lodge in a spectacular location . The views from the room and lodge are hard to beat.  Again we never had more than 4 to our vehicle and the game viewing was very good , plenty of quality lion and leopard sightings . They hadn’t had any rain since April so the park was still very dry , but that made for good animal sightings mostly based around the dry river bed . Again our guide Lazaro was very good.  We didn’t do a walk but others who we spoke to enjoyed it and recommended it . For value for money this lodge is very good at the moment with their 3 for 2 offer .  Food and drink was top quality , very well presented and well served. The hosts Mark and Tanya were again always visible , making sure everything was ok .
Any negatives for this lodge – again only if i,m being really picky. Lisa found the room layout a bit unusual in the fact that in the evening the tents were zipped up as expected but the bathroom was outside the tent area – someone on their first safari might find this a bit daunting  , . For me whilst the lodge has a great position on a hilltop the slight negative was that the first 20 mins of the game drive there and back were spent just driving to and from the areas that had game .
Odyssey Travels Tanzania Odyssey Asia Odyssey South America Odyssey