Africa Odyssey Testimonials

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 .

R. Maskell, USA 2017

Hi Ted, Good to hear from you… Just to say, thank you for arranging our trip to Botswana…We had a fantastic time and all travel arrangements went smoothly. We loved all the camps… Selinda was our favourite .. we loved it’s position and the rustic feel, and the staff were very friendly.  It wasn’t as slick as the other camps but they really try to please. Chitabe was good, but we wouldn’t go there again. Vumbura Plains was beautiful, and comfortable, and the staff were attentive. The position of the camp was excellent. I think the food was average, and there wasn’t a long dinner table so we didn’t have an opportunity of meeting other guests, apart from on the drives and our last night when dining was by the camp fire. The vegetarian food was disappointing in all camps. All camps get 5 rating and Africa Odyssey get 5.
We hope to travel with you in the future.

J. Moriarty, U.K 2017

I’m happy to say that every part of the trip went perfectly. No complaints what so ever.
I would rate the Siwandu (Selous) 5 star and the Ikuka (Ruaha) 5 star. Both were absolutely fantastic, from locations, staff, food and everything!
I am looking at planning the next trip, hopefully to India to see wild tigers, so I’ll definitely be in touch for your help in booking this.
Thanks for everything,

T. Mitchell, U.K 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed every element of our trip to Tanzania.  It came at a high dollar cost, but was worth every penny and exceeded our expectations.  Our expectations were high because of the cost, but they were met flawlessly – thanks for the good work and fine selection of travel partners to host us on our trip.
The driver and the guide (Albert) from Asilia were exceptional, we really enjoyed our time with Albert.  He was attentive and very personable.  When we returned to Rivertrees at the end of our trip he took us out on a full day adventure of the area around Arusha.  His guidance at the beginning of our trip was truly outstanding as well.
Rivertrees is a great location and beautiful setting.  Food was very good and personnel were engaging.
All three lodges (Plantation, Singita Mara, Faru Faru) for the safari expeditions were over the top (all fives by our reckoning) and provided a fine experience from all perspectives.  Attention to detail and personal service were above and beyond.  Animal viewing was exceptional and the guides were among the best we have enjoyed in our African trips.

R. Kunanayagam, U.K 2017

First of all many thanks for the organisation and the arrangements.  In summary everything worked perfectly  – the transfers were seamless, the service was excellent, the guides were superb, Coastal Aviation were great, the food in all the safari camps were super and the Nomad Safari camps were fabulous and absolutely wonderful. Honestly it was all flawless and Africa Odyssey and Nomad Tanzania were absolutely superb. 
George, we really appreciate the service Africa Odyssey provided and you all were so good natured about everything.. Responding immediately to all our questions, addressing any issues promptly, great organisation and loved the app!! 
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