September 2015

Posts Tagged ‘ ruaha

Cole, UK, 2015

Thanks for your email addressed to Julian – but as the chief holiday planner I am replying! You’ll be pleased to hear that we had a fabulous trip and everything went exactly to plan.

To summarise briefly, the two camps exceeded our expectations for different reasons. Siwandu is in a lovely location, beautifully organised, has excellent food, delightful staff and every comfort thoughtfully taken care of. Mwagusi’s location was stunning and the way the camp integrated with it’s environment was perfect. Neither camp disappointed us in any way although the food at Mwagusi was not as good ( but the dinner setting in the river bed was fun!) but we felt very relaxed and at peace there. Our guides in both places were charming and very knowledgeable.

We were amazed by all the wildlife and saw everything we hoped to see except for a leopard which eluded us despite a long search in Ruaha! Our photos and memories are brilliant!

Breezes was extremely comfortable, the food was great and it was a beautiful place to relax. We did the reef walk, snorkelled and went on the Spice Tour but sadly didn’t have time for a visit to Stonetown.

All flights thankfully went smoothly but another time I would definitely avoid the lengthy journey home (about 28 hours door to door).

We absolutely loved Tanzania (I had lived there until I was 3 years old but, of course, have no real memories) and are already planning a repeat of the safari experience, although we might consider investigating Botswana next time, just for a change.

Please give my thanks to Dave for his help and guidance in planning and booking this wonderful holiday.


S Cole

Shirtcliffe, UK, 2014

We had a fantastic time on our honeymoon thankyou! The lodges that Edward recommended in the Ruaha and Selous national parks were wonderful, and such a more private and personal experience then the busy northern parks. This was highlighted to us by fellow guests that had been to the northern parks (i.e. serengeti) previously, and were amazed by how personal it was. The few nights in Ras Kutani at the end were also a lovely way to relax for the final few days. Apart from not managing to spot a lepoard, we would not have changed a thing!

Pls pass on our thanks to Edward and will definitely consider you for our next adventure (which may well be Argentina) near the end of this year.

B. Winterton, 2013, (U.K.)

This was certainly the best travel experience we have ever had. Everything was excellent… from the organization, to the attentive nature of all involved, to the food, the very different locations, topography of the land, the tiny planes we flew in, the facilities, the unbelievable gaming… absolutely superb…. we saw big game, small game, lions mating, elephants charging us, sable antelope, bat eared fox, wild dogs…. we were very very lucky. We loved all three camps – so different… so amazing… they do everything just right.
This was the honeymoon of a lifetime… we loved every minute of it… we will certainly use you again in the future. My parents saw the photos and are interested in coming to Tanzania…. perhaps to Ruaha…. I will mention the 5% discount for referring a friend!
Thanks for tailor making this fantastic holiday and really making it great for both of us.
We will always have such fond memories of Tanzania, the people we met and truly an unforgettable experience… so thank you
Best wishes
B. Winterton, 2013, (U.K.)

A Hughes USA 2013

Hi Ed,Thank you so much for the note. We has an AMAZING time on our trip, truly an unforgettable experience and we were thrilled with the whole itinerary. Jongomero is a really special place and Kim, our guide, and Brian, the new manager, were absolutely fantastic. Brian had lots of personalized touches throughout our stay, from notes to small parting gifts, and he and the whole staff really took care of us.

Siwandu was a different kind of experience altogether and our butler Alphonse was absolutely wonderful. We had a fabulous guide, Mohammed, who we were lucky enough to have to ourselves. It made the experience really personal and we were really able to take our time with the drives – we even saw a lion kill a wildebeest, what a sight!! Plus we loved the campfire drinks, and the bbq night – spectacular. The managers were also wonderful and very friendly.
Ras Kutani was its own experience, truly romantic and so relaxing. I loved that we walked barefoot the entire time, didn’t realize the whole lodge was on sand, wonderful surprise. We both had wonderful experiences with the staff, specifically David, Kali (one of the staff, super friendly and taught us how to play bao!), and Alice the masseuse. We had some mosquito issues with our netting while we were there, but David was kind enough to move us on our last night and we were put in one of the hilltop suites, again SPECTACULAR. It was the perfect way to end our honeymoon.Thank you for all of your help coordinating Ed. It was an unbelievable experience and everything was flawless from the transfers with coastal, to the lodges.

Please let me know if you need anything else!
A Hughes USA

A. Beattie, 2013 (UK)

Everything was epic – almost exactly as you described. One of the flights turned into a helicopter ride – Belgian pilot – ill have to get you his details! Matamwe was good / Zanzibar was good. The others were brilliant. We think we enjoyed Ruaha the most funnily enough. Jongomero had such a funny collegiate atmosphere going on! And you couldn’t beat Suite 2 at Ras Kutani!

All the honeymoon touches were awesome too – thanks for our bottle of champers too mate!

Yes – game viewing was top notch – we saw as much as we could have hoped for of everything…. Only things missing were leopard and wild dogs – but can’t be too spoilt!!

One or two overcast days – no rain! Nice and warm – cant complain there either – was great!

A. Beattie, 2013 (UK)

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