Holiday review by Mrs. Julia Crisp

Name: Mrs. Julia Crisp

Date of trip: 20/08/2014

Number of people: 2

Without a doubt the highlight of the trip was 3 unexpected elephant visitors to our tent one hour before leaving. One came within inches of me as I sat motionless on the decking. The words of our excellent guide Andrew rang in my head. Dont move and so I sat transfixed. Partly in wonder, party fear but the experience is a blue print in my mind.

  • The Slipway bedroom

     

  • The pool at The Slipway

     

  • The Slipway roof detail

     

  • View from The Slipway Hotel

     

  • Selous Impala camp, riverboat cruise

     

  • Selous Impala camp, room

     

  • Selous Impala camp, elephant

     

  • Selous Impala camp, pool

     

  • The beach at Breezes Beach Club

     

  • Breezes guest room

     

  • Dining at Breezes Beach Club

     

  • Watersports at Breezes Beach Club

     

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African sunsets are a not to be missed. Whether on safari out in the bush or on the white sands of zanzibar they seal it day as a grand finale. I like to think of them as the african lullaby. Each one unique. Nature has it all. Its just a shame that we sometimes dont listen to it.

Tribes Overall:

My friend and I had a truly wonderful holiday. The slight glitch in return dates became a lovely ending to our adventures.
All the information and photos suppled in advance was an accurate representative of what to expect.

Tribes Service:

All very poitive. Response time to questions excellent and good problem solving tactics.

Guides:

Andrew our guide was both knowledgable and entertaining.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

We asked specifally to go and visit a local school. I had taken some school resources with me to donate and we were taken to visit the nearby village to hand the things over. The headmaster was very pleased.
The tented camps seemed to cause minimum intrusion to the wildlife too.


The places you stayed

The Slipway bedroom

The Slipway

Tanzania

Would not have been my chosen stop but as we were only there one very brief night it served its purpose.
Comfy bed but damp bathroom. Seemed in the middle of nowhere.


Selous Impala camp, riverboat cruise

Selous Impala Camp

Tanzania

The camp was fantastic on pretty much all fronts. My one disappointment was the food. Not that it wasn,t good but i would have liked to have had the opportunity too eat local food and try local recipies. I know they have to appeal to the masses but for me it was a wasted opportunity.


The beach at Breezes Beach Club

Breezes Beach Club

Tanzania

With the natural backdrop of white sands and blue skies there is not too much to go wrong. Very helpful staff and a great place to relax. The spa center was the cherry on the top.


The Slipway bedroom

The Slipway

Tanzania

Too short a time there to really comment. It was clean and basic, but appeared too far from the airport to be a good overnight stop. Perhaps there are no airport hotels?


Selous Impala camp, riverboat cruise

Selous Impala Camp

Tanzania

Clean, comfortable, safe, food was good and staff were exceptionally welcoming and helpful. Lovely surroundings and a real 'immersion' experience. Even the sounds of Andreas (hippo) at night beside our tent was not alarming but thrilling. My only suggestion would be to include a local African food option on the menu occasionally.


The beach at Breezes Beach Club

Breezes Beach Club

Tanzania

Breezes was luxury after Safari but the bed was a bit harder! The staff were also very warm and helpful and the hotel was run with efficiency. It\'s layout means that despite a reasonable number of guests it rarely felt overcrowded anywhere. The beach and white sand was fantastic with few beach boys and pedlars which meant no hassle. Despite being the \'spice island\' the food was at times rather bland but I understand the need to cater for larger diversity of tastes. The frangipani spa was lovely and an oasis of calm. We indulged in several treatments and the staff were really welcoming and caring.