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Monday, 22 July 2013

Sanctuary Swala now offers walking safaris.

Put on your walking shoes and experience beautiful Tarangire National Park from a different perspective with a walking safari at Sanctuary Swala. With our professional walking guide and armed ranger, guests can now explore the grassland around camp in one of the most secluded areas of the park. Our qualified guides have a wealth of knowledge and will explain how to understand animal behaviour while tracking a variety of game. You may encounter zebra, waterbuck, impala, ostrich, elephant as well as a number of birds. Sanctuary Swala is one of only a few camps within Tanzania's Northern Park that is able to offer walking safaris which is at an additional cost.

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Client Feedback: Safari and Beach Honeymoon.

Hi Lucy,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. The return to the real world proved quite hectic!

However, I cannot even begin to explain how good our honeymoon was. We loved every moment of it! The safari was absolutely amazing! Our guide, Gabriel, from safari legacy was absolutely amazing and went way above and beyond to ensure that we had an amazing time and saw everything.....and we did see everything. The big five, the migration, cheetah, hippo, giraffe, hyena etc etc. amazing!

The accommodation on the tanzania leg of our trip was absolutely great. Beginning in the safe Arusha lodge and slowly progressing to sleeping in a tent in the middle of the Serengeti was an incredible way to do it and an experience we will never forget. Walking to our tent with an elephant right beside us and waking at 3 am to the roar of a lion outside our tent was unforgettable!!!

Then moving on to Zanzibar we had a great time relaxing. You know I fought long and hard to include the residence and it was great. However it is still dealing with some teething issues and so Baraza topped it. It was absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend going all inclusive in both resorts. I really feel it was the most cost effective way of staying and meant we didn't have to think about money whilst there! It must be said that the residence is still getting used to its all inclusive policy and we often got handed the wrong menus and staff were unsure what was included and what wasn't. 

We really did have the trip of a lifetime. It was perfect in every way and so thank you for all your helping in making it possible. I know that I did not make it easy for you. Thanks for sorting a great itinerary, for all your help in the run up to the trip and I guess also for the extra weight we are now both carrying having ate so much whilst away!

Thank you

Thomas and Helen

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Friday, 5 July 2013

Client Feedback: Selous Riverside Camp

Hi Lucy,

Sorry for the late reply, have had a hectic week!
I hope you are well?

We just wanted to let you know how much of a fantastic time we had on our honeymoon, it was perfect. Thank you for your recommendations. This is a bit of a long email!

Firstly, the safari at Selous Riverside Camp was just out of this world. We were picked up off the airstrip by Vincent, our guide and within minutes we had seen giraffe and we weren't even on our safari! We were taken straight to camp to freshen up and get sorted which was great after so many hours travelling. We then went on a private sunset boat safari where we saw loads of animals, hippo, baboons, beautiful birds etc. really beautiful.

The next day we had a full day safari which was amazing, saw giraffe, lioness, buffalo, zebra, impala.... Everything except the elephants (which I was secretly disappointed about but knew we were out of season to see them) we had a private lunch on the banks of the Rufiji, watching the hippos swimming in the river

David, our butler arranged a private evening meal on our veranda which was so thoughtful.

Our next day, we woke up to baboons playing right next to our tent-they were so close it was unreal. We decided to do the village tour and then the half day safari. It was such an insight going around the school and village, we event went for a drink in the local 'pub' with Vincent where we learned about his life as a Masai. The afternoon safari Vincent was on a mission, I think he could tell that I wanted to see the elephant so he asked if we were happy to go far out on the safari, which we were... And he found me my elephants! So happy to see a mother with her two calfs, just on the opposite side of the Rufiji river. Elated, we came back to a wonderful meal, played with the bush babies at the camp bar and watched the baboons slurping the water out of the swimming pool.

We thought the Selous Riverside was perfect for us, the food was amazing - better than at the hideaway to be honest. The service was fantastic, David really looked after us. Vincent too was brilliant, we couldn't have asked for better.

We were left in peace when we wanted it, and were treated like kings the whole time. The accommodation was really nice, tho some of the tents were being upgraded to have private plunge pools which looked like they will be a great addition.

We wouldn't change anything about the safari camp - on reflection we would have liked just one more day here as our fourth day was spent travelling so we only went into the safari park twice instead of the three times.


Thank you so much for your help in booking this for us. We really had an amazing time.
I am trying to talk Brian into booking another safari... :)

Take care,

Amanda and Brian

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Zanzibar airport raises airport tax.

Zanzibar airport taxes will be raised from $35 to $40 with immediate effect.

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