Amazing Tanzania

Posted on October 23rd, 2012 by Mike Haines in Guest Comments.

Hi Mike. We just arrived back from our amazing trip to Tanzania with a stay in Zanzibar. We wish to thank you for arranging a great trip and using the very *best* vendors. Everything went without a hitch – even when our flight from the Safari lodge back to Arusha was 2 hours late the Coastal staff personally escorted us on landing in Arusha (with our bags) directly to the plane for the flight to Zanzibar – great service.

We quickly learned not to worry about anything as the drivers, staff, and pilots always made sure we were in the right place on time and any  questions or concerns were dealt with. The Kili climb you already heard about – a tough week with great staff that made the week a success; the Lamia safari lodge was stunning with great friendly staff; beautiful views; lots of animals and “great” food. We manage to watch 2 river crossings on the same day plus saw 4 of the big 5.

Our stay in Zanzibar with the 1 night at Serana in Stone town was flavorful and set the mood for Zanzibar (great hotel but poor food) but to top everything was the 3 nights at the “Palms”. Totally over the top – staff; food; location – we felt like movie stars with our own private retreat. A great ending to a great trip.

I think we can all learn from the people of Tanzania in that despite all their economic and social hardships they face every day – they seem to wake up with a smile on their faces and humor in their hearts – which makes our trip that much more rewarding.

Thanks from all of us – Dennis, Mary, Emily and Andrew.