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Monday, 26 November 2012

Client Feedback - Lake Manze and Echo Beach

My husband having had great reservations about our holiday as I organized it with Bruce from Pure Zanzibar I should say that it could not have gone better.  It was a brilliant success.  All the flights, taxis etc worked like clockwork with cheery people to meet us.  The Selous Lake Manza Safari Camp was magic.  We saw everything including wild dogs and a magnificent leopard.  Great set up and really felt we were in the bush with animals so close to the tents.  Brilliant guides, so knowledgeable.  Then to Zanzibar and lovely serene Echo Beach Hotel.  Our own little ‘house’ with views through the flowers of the sea.  Very comfortable bed and lovely big bathroom and verandah.  Our hosts Andrew and Sue welcomed us and nothing was too much trouble for the delightful friendly staff.   Blissful way to pass the time lying on a sunbed by the sea watching gentle life go by and falling into the pool if it got too hot.  Delicious food cooked by Andrew and his team finished off the day.  Couldn’t recommend any of it too highly.  There are plenty of things to do as well but we didn’t do a lot!

 To arrange your perfect holiday to Zanzibar please follow the link or call: 0044 (0)1227 753180 

Friday, 16 November 2012

Good News: Number of Gorillas on the increase.

The population of mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Park has increased from 340 in 2006 to 400 in 2012.

This follows a 3 week Gorilla census that was carried out in the park in September and October last year. This means Uganda hosts more than half of the world’s mountain Gorillas, There are 880 Gorillas worldwide.

The Uganda Safari Company arranges safaris to the Gorillas, please take advantage of the low season Gorilla permits that are now going for US$350 each in November 2012, April and May 2013.

Please follow the link for more info on Gorilla Safaris. or call: 0044 1227 753181

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Update from the NEW Machaba Camp

On a recent trip we managed to see the wild dog den 10 minutes away from camp, with eight puppies, and witnessed and the adult dogs kill an impala in the camp at sunset. We also followed the resident leopard and her year old cub hunting near the camp, for most of the morning drive. Elephant and buffalo a daily occurrence and the lions made their appearance on the last morning, although we heard them every night vocalising in the distance.

The water in the Khwai River, which runs past camp, is in full flow and attracts large herds of game. A drive down the Khwai River never fails to impress and is a photographer’s paradise. Open bill Storks wade through the shallows while Pied Kingfishers hover above. Hippo frolic in the deeper pools and the air is filled with their laugh like snorts.

But more on that next time. The tents are looking stunning, as is the open plan lounge and dining area. 

Just a reminder of the OPENING SPECIALS:                                                  
•    Children under 12 years of age stay free up until 31 March 2013 (minimum stay of 3 nights)
•    The low season rate will apply from opening until the 31st March 2013
•    No single supplement until 31st March 2013. (minimum stay of 3 nights)

For more information on this or another safari camp please follow the link or call: 01227 753181