Below you can find a selection of our most recent reviews and guest feedback. Happy reading!
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
A magical place
Each tent (I'll call it a tent but it was very luxurious) is situated with a view of the Talek River. From the comfort of your bed you can gaze out at zebra, hippos, elephants, wildebeest, baboons, topi, gazelle and giraffe stopping for an afternoon drink. There are some places on earth that are magical. Rekero is one of them."
Marcia (Canada) | Stayed in November, 2012 at Rekero Camp
Excellent restaurant food and service
The rooms were big, comfortable and clean. We had a good time. This is a place where you can really relax."
Traveller (UK) | Stayed in October, 2012 at Matemwe Lodge
Bucket list must
I was blown away by the level of service which would put many top Sydney restaurants to shame. (…) Being woken each morning with freshly baked cookies and plunger coffee, while in the wild, was awesome ... not to mention evening drinks around the campfire. I am telling all my friends and family about this camp; hospitality deluxe + wildlife migration = perfect holiday."
Karen (Australia) | Stayed in October, 2012 at Ubuntu Camp
A little slice of heaven
We spent 6 wonderful days at Matemwe Retreat in 'Nuru' at the end of our Honeymoon and it was fantastic. Menlad was a superb butler - very attentive to detail and professional. We loved our Swahili lessons! The retreat, with its stunning views, very thoughtful design and amazing roof terrace with plunge pool was all we had hoped for and more. Thank you to all the staff for making us feel so welcome and at home."
Bex and Chris (UK) | Stayed in October, 2012 at Matemwe Retreat
Our stay in Matemwe Retreat has been absolutely brilliant! To have such privacy in the villa with personal plunge pool, the most beautiful view, great bathroom, romantic bedroom really was breathtaking. Our butler Menlad was excellent; he made sure we got everything we needed, always with a smile and Hakuna Matata, no problem!"
Hein & Chris (The Netherlands) | Stayed in October, 2012 at Matemwe Retreat
We spent 3 wonderful days in this fabulous camp and understand why it is rated No1 on this site. The management, staff is exceptional, warm and caring and the facilities are excellent. Food was really fantastic. Our night drive was super fun with a great guide and spotter."
Marie (Canada) | Stayed in October, 2012 at Oliver's Camp
Staff, food, rooms were the best we experienced in Tanzania. Everything was perfect, especially the staff. The food was as good as we have had in any 5-star hotel. The location gave us immediate access a wide variety of animals. We will return!"
Marinebb (US) | Stayed in October, 2012 at Ubuntu Camp
Serengeti’s finest camp
A stay at Ubuntu is a must if you’re looking for top quality service, fantastic cooking and generous hospitality. (…) If you’re going to Mara Serengeti when the migration is in the north then you’ll do no better than Ubuntu Camp."
Martyn R. (UK) | Stayed in October, 2012 at Ubuntu Camp
Highlight of our safari!
Came to Oliver's as the first stop on safari having climbed Kilimanjaro. Fantastic camp - amazing wildlife and exemplary hospitality and amenities. The walking safari a definite highlight of the trip. Will definitely recommend to others. Thanks!"
Traveller (Australia) | Stayed in October, 2012 at Oliver's Camp