Below you can find a selection of our most recent reviews and guest feedback. Happy reading!
Honeymoon in Paradise
Our lovely honeymoon has just come to and end and I honestly could not have asked for anything more spectacular.
Our room was full of the luxuries of a first world country but was able to keep its rustic charm. The people were absolutely amazing serving our every need and desire (even the garden staff knew our timetable and asked us how the snorkelling was etc).
We were also fortunate enough to have our very own butler Mohammed Khamis. He is absolutely delightful always full of smiles and doing everything possible to turn our trip into our dream honeymoon. Our highlight was definitely our daily snorkelling trips where we swam with dolphins almost in a daily basis thanks to the excellent guide Kidawa. The food is also fantastic and I don't think a minute went byewhere we were not stuffed to the point of exploding.
Thank you to everyone involved and we will cherish these memories forever."
Bert | Stayed in June, 2015 at Matemwe Retreat
Great place to relax on the Indian Ocean
This small resort is an oasis on the shore of Zanzibar. Each bungalow is well appointed and ideally set up for couples looking to relax by the sea. The hammock on the porch overlooking the surf is amazing. The food is quite enjoyable and the staff did an excellent job of providing activities like snorkelling and reef walks. The individualised attention was much appreciated as well. The two pools were beautiful. I'll definitely go back next time I'm in this part of the world."
Keith (UK) | Stayed in June, 2015 at Matemwe Lodge
First class lodging in Tarangire
We just returned from a 16 day safari in Tanzania and Kenya and we agreed that this was our favorite place to stay, along with Rekero Camp in Kenya, which is another Asilia Africa property.
Justin and Jackie were the consummate hosts - helpful, informative, good humored and genuinely intent on making sure that all of the guests had everything they needed. The tent was spacious and comfortable, with everything we could have wanted and more. It had a lovely, large deck overlooking the plains and we saw elephants, gazelles and other animals while taking advantage of the outdoor shower- not to be missed.
The meals at the communal dining table were lively with all the guests sharing stories and the food and wine were delicious. We were able to enjoy sundowner cocktails on the new observation deck and by the campfire, which was a relaxing and enjoyable way to end each day. The walking safari and nighttime game drive were some of the highlights of our entire trip. I highly recommend a stay here if a trip to Tarangire is in your plans."
KateNYC (USA) | Stayed in June, 2015 at Oliver's Camp
Amazing camp and fantastic safari!
I spent three days/three nights at Naboisho Camp over the weekend. It was an excellent experience from start to finish - I could not have asked for more.
Having stayed with other safari companies in the past, the smaller camp size and personalised approach of Naboisho Camp and Asilia Africa was made clear from arrival. The staff greeted guests by name throughout the stay and were more than happy to meet any demand. In particular, Roelof and Helen, the camp managers were friendly and personable, and an absolute pleasure to chat with over dinner or around the fireplace.
The camp was great and included all the luxuries expected. Although each room was indeed a permanent tent, the inside decor felt more like a luxurious suite, although it still retained that feeling of 'sleeping out under the stars'. The food was good, providing generally healthy options that were made versatile depending on whether we were dining in or out in the bush.
Best of all was the quality of the safaris. We spent two days locally in Naboisho Conservancy including a local village visit, a truly interesting and culturally significant activity. We also spent one full day in the Maasai Mara Reserve which, with its sweeping grass plains, provided an excellent complementary experience to the bushier conservancy.
In particular, Roelof and Moses provided some incredible encounters with wildlife (including lion warfare and hunts), but were most impressive when posed our many questions. Their knowledge of the wildlife, botany and ecosystems was thorough, and not a single question went unanswered.
Alex (Australia) | Stayed in June, 2015 at Naboisho Camp
Visit to the Magical Mara Bush Houses
We visited the Mara Bush house as a part of the 5 day visit to the Mara region. From the time we landed at the Mara North Airstrip it was an entirely magical experience for the next 5 days. We were greeted by our amazing guide Salaash. When we reached the house, we were totally amazed at how spacious and beautiful it was. The house staff Dickson and James took great care. Their service is outstanding and we didnt miss home for even one day. I am amazed how Evelyn the house chef can cook such incredible food in the middle of nowhere…hats off to her. We wanted to take her back with us to India, she is so good.
Finally our guide, Salaash. I cannot thank him enough for the wonderful game drives. His knowledge is legendary. He would stop and explain about the small plants and flowers and tell my children how the locals use them for their daily existence. My children still talk about the trip and talk fondly of Salaash. He is a gem. Thank you Salaash.
I certainly hope to visit again this winter. I recommend this place wholeheartedly. 5 stars to everyone there."
Anrug (India) | Stayed in June, 2015 at Mara Bush Houses
Very unique and wonderful experience!
My husband and I simply loved Dunia Camp! It brought the safari experience up close and personal and we got a kick out of the total experience. Hats off to the entire staff who really want you to enjoy your stay and work hard to ensure that happens! This is a class A operation and shouldn't be missed! "
DogDusty (USA) | Stayed in June, 2015 at Dunia Camp
What an impact and in only a 3 night stay! Rekero has left me with many wonderful memories, experiences and new friends. From the moment you arrive, when staff members are standing there waving hello as you drive in, their welcome every time you return from a game drive, their attention to every detail and their skill at remembering the names of each of their guests - the staff became like family.
Even if not on a game drive with one of their expert guides, you can simply sit in the comfort of your own tent and observe the various animals in the river directly in front of you or on the hills on the other side of the river - amazing.
The unfortunate part about Rekero - was the saying good-bye! Add Rekero to your "must stay" list!
Bette A (Australia) | Stayed in June, 2015 at Rekero Camp
Wonderful mobile tented camp!
Olakira was wonderful and the staff is what makes it so wonderful. Kenneth, the camp manager is so friendly and welcoming, he will do pretty much anything you ask to make your sure your stay is as great as can be. You really feel like family when you stay there. And you can tell that John, the cook, puts his heart, soul, and love, into everything he prepares! It is so much more impressive knowing he doesn't have huge kitchen to work with, but just a bush kitchen.
All in all, it's closer to camping than some of the permanent camps, but that is what gives it it's charm. We loved it."
Roger H (USA) | Stayed in June, 2015 at Olakira Camp
We loved this camp. Set in the trees where a herd of elephants lives nearby, we couldn't have been happier. The staff was fabulous and were so warm and welcoming to my kids. Wildlife viewing was fabulous. Thanks everyone!"
Fantastic Camp!! | Stayed in June, 2015 at Dunia Camp
Little Oliver's Camp was Fantastic!
We stayed at Little Oliver's Camp May 25-27, 2015. It was the best two nights of our 2-week safari.
The camp host Julie was charming and welcoming. We enjoyed our fireside chats with her very much. The candlelit evenings were magical. Camp guide Kheto was absolutely brilliant. His depth of knowledge and keen eye for wildlife exceeded our high expectations. The walking tour of the bush was very nice, too - a good chance to get out of the vehicles and experience Tarangire up-close. Our local Maasai guide Lazaro added "bush" context to Kheto's traditional approach that rounded out the morning nicely. Lazaro's sense of humor kept us all in good spirit. The support staff back at camp was kind and comforting.
Chef Grace had a touch for food that rivaled some of the best European eateries with the finest kitchens - she accommodated the vegetarian in our party with delicious food and set a perfect table for each meal. Thank-you Julie, Kheto, Lazaro, Grace, and all of staff at Little Oliver's for making our safari experience unforgettable."
Gerry L | Stayed in June, 2015 at Oliver's Camp