Below you can find a selection of our most recent reviews and guest feedback. Happy reading!
Mara House: The best bush experience
We stayed at Mara house, and it was absolutely wonderful, Rainee and the staff took care of our every request. The house is well designed and tastefully furnished, and the meals were amazing! Gourmet 3 course meals in the bush had such a novelty factor! The pool and barbeque area was lovely and was a nice area to relax in between game drives. We especially loved relaxing with sundowners while watching the zebra, gazelles and warthogs come to the watering hole, which was a short distance away. (...) We had such a lovely time, we strongly recommend Mara house especially for families."
Traveller (Kenya) | Stayed in January, 2013 at Mara Bush Houses
Paradise! What else can describe such beautiful views, powder white sands and tranquility! Thank you Martin and all the staff for making our stay so comfortable. Thank you Chef for your awesome food, especially the Octopus! World Class! Wishing you all the best for this new year!"
Sonia & Yanni, South Africa | Stayed in January, 2013 at Matemwe Beach House
This place is begging to be explored, by boat, canoe and on foot. Birding is excellent and you will be surprised around every corner in the forest with birds and birdsong that you have never seen or heard before. The forest and giant trees are beautifull and the light early morning and late afternoon makes for a photographer's paradise - filtering through the high forest canopy, lighting up butterflies and all kinds of strange insects. The forests are home to chimpanzees and elephants, and during our walking outing we saw many signs of elephants, apparantly much bigger in size than the mainland counterparts! Hippos, otters and huge crocodiles are all around, fish eagles calling everywhere."
Roelof (Kenya) | Stayed in December, 2012 at Rubondo Island Camp
5 star island hideaway in Lake Victoria, Tanzania
Rubondo Island Camp, is a private island camp very far away from the big crowds. A short 20 minutes flight by small airplane from Mwanza brings you to Rubondo Island. Think jungle, 5 star accommodation, superb fishing, forest walks with chimpanzee researchers, hippo's on your lawn at night, best ever service and gin & tonic while watching the red african sun setting over the lake with 4 meter crocs gliding past."
Robbert Koene (The Netherlands) | Stayed in December, 2012 at Rubondo Island Camp
A VERY SPECIAL PLACE
If you like bush walking (or would like to try) this is the place – Roelof’s passion is bush walking and is probably one of the most accomplished walking guides in Africa - on our morning walk we encountered three cheetah brothers hunting and female lions with young cubs – very exciting, but always safe and respectful with Roelof."
Ian (UK) | Stayed in November, 2012 at Naboisho Camp
A wonderful place to stay, staff were fantastic
We spent 3 nights here in November and were treated to the beginning of the return migration. Animals walking past the camp every day and night."
Paul (Australia) | Stayed in November, 2012 at Dunia Camp
An amazing life experience
We were fortunate with the game, seeing just about everything in abundance - including a wildebeest crossing late in November. However, it was not the game that made it so wonderful but the place, the setting, the accommodation, the service, the personal attention, the food, wine, staff and our hosts. I cannot recommend Sayari highly enough."
Moton (UK) | Stayed in November, 2012 at Sayari Camp
We really enjoyed laying by the nice pool, but there is also a pretty beach. Tides and seaweed however do make it a little less attractive to swim. Activities such as snorkeling around Mnemba Island however truly make up for this."
Traveller (The Netherlands) | Stayed in November, 2012 at Matemwe Lodge
A truly magical experience
I have recordings of the morning sounds from Tent no 4 on my phone that I listened to today on my return to Mumbai, and I was transported to a magical place in a country far away. Tanzania is a gentle place full of gentle people, and Sayari Camp harks back to a time long gone - very Karen Blixen, very "here I am; and here I was meant to be"."
Traveller (India) | Stayed in November, 2012 at Sayari Camp
At last Rubondo's beauty is getting noticed!
Having visited this island National park a few times in the 90's I always wondered when a decent camp/lodge experience would be established. It wasn't easy to get there then but now it's a piece of cake! The beauty of Rubondo is special and my visit in late November last year was delightful. It's all being upgraded right now I hear and after any dusty or muddy safari I would prefer this type of experience to any beach! The atmosphere at the 'new' lodge is peaceful and one feels immersed in central African forest at once. A great contrast to the open plains of the Serengeti! The fishing is great fun and the hikes around the island are beautiful but its the overall natural history diversity and the serenity that is so rewarding here. The birding is great!"
Paul Oliver (Tanzania) | Stayed in November, 2012 at Rubondo Island Camp