Holiday review by Jean and John, Essex

Name: Jean and John, Essex

Date of trip: 10/01/2016

Number of people: 2

Both of our safari's exceeded any expectations we had. Three experiences stand out though. Adam finding us a leopard, and D spotting a cheetah which we were able to film and photograph, we never thought we'd see either of those shy animals. The third was when D found us a group of elephants bathing in the river. We sat and watched them swimming and playing for such a long time. It was wonderful and a rare treat that will stay with us. A lasting memory of a marvelous trip.

  • Lake Manze Camp tent

     

  • Lake Manze Camp, sunset

     

  • Lake Manze Camp lounge

     

  • Lake Manze Camp, elephant

     

  • Mdonya Old River tent and veranda

     

  • Mdonya Old River location

     

  • The lounge at Mdonya Old River

     

  • Tent interior at Mdonya

     

  • The beach at Breezes Beach Club

     

  • Breezes guest room

     

  • Dining at Breezes Beach Club

     

  • Watersports at Breezes Beach Club

     

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Tribes Overall:

Looking through our safari photo's today I had problems expressing myself as the excitement and wonder we experienced while on safari came flooding back

Tribes Service:

Because of a delay at the start of our journey we were able to contact the 24 hour phone in order to inform Tribes of our late arrival in Dar. Sinead was very helpful during the booking process.

Guides:

Adam, our guide in Lake Manze camp was wonderful. We would have been happy with any animals with four legs (or even two) but he managed to find leopard, lion and so many others almost on request.

In Mdonya Old River our guide D found us Cheetah, hyena, jackal and a whole family of elephants bathing and playing in the river.

The knowledge and passion of our guides and the drivers was wonderful to see and hear. I can't think of any question we asked, and there were many, that they didn't know the answer to.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

The Tanganyika aspect of the holiday was focused on environment and the local ecology. All guides and drivers were local.

In Zanzibar it was nice to be able to leave our unused sun cream to be used by the albino population on the island.


The places you stayed

Lake Manze Camp tent

Lake Manze Camp

Tanzania

Our guide Adam and our driver Daniel helped to make this holiday so exciting and memorable with their friendliness, expertise and local knowledge. The camp and all the staff are so welcoming it was hard to leave.


Mdonya Old River tent and veranda

Mdonya Old River

Ruaha National Park

We really felt we were camping in the bush. The sound of the animals at night, the muted conversations around the campfire and the dedication of all the staff made this camp very special.


The beach at Breezes Beach Club

Breezes Beach Club

Tanzania

A nice hotel with friendly staff and great food. One of the positive things was the fact that we could always get into the sea, even at low tide albeit if only for a paddle.