Below you can find a selection of our most recent reviews and guest feedback. Happy reading!
From the moment Mesenga picked us up at the airstrip until five days later when unfortunately it was time to say good bye everything was perfect. It is a fantastic camp, Mesenga a brilliant guide and Richard a fantastic host. The team was wonderful and the cook was a genius. We enjoyed every second of our five night stay. Wildlife was fantastic.
We saw several crossings, one lasted over 90 minutes and the highlight was the lion mum with her three week old cubs. Lots of opportunities for great photographs. It was really a pleasure to see the migration from the Tanzanian side, far away from the crowds in Kenya. The true highlight of our trip and one that can make a difference was however the visit to the local school in the village. It appears that we were the first ones that had asked to visit the school. Most visitors arrive by plane but I can only encourage you to visit also the village to get an experience of real life outside the national park. Some kids were scared as they had not seen a car before nor any white kids. We can only encourage those that come after us to do so too. The school looks like a construction site. The class rooms, teachers houses, teachers office, toilets etc. need finishing. We had brought some footballs and school material from Belgium but in addition bought Tanzanian school books for all the kids in the local village store but a lot more is needed."
Artic Kids (Belgium) | Stayed in August, 2013 at Kimondo Camp
Perfect place, wonderful service, unforgettable experiences
Driving around with the camp's safari vehicle is perfect for discovering the local fauna and flora, including giraffes, elephants, and some of the rarest antilopes in the world. Adventurers can track Elephant on walking safaris led by the camps experienced safari guides (special thanks to Hamza, our guide). Or why not go fishing in lake Victoria with Henk, the camp's manager, who has been a professional sports fisher for more than 15 years? The fish you will catch will be deliciously prepared by the camp's chef, who did an excellent job preparing delightful meals everyday. My personal favorite is his basil/lime sorbet, absolutely wonderful!"
Thomas (Switserland) | Stayed in July, 2013 at Rubondo Island Camp
Visit a world resurrected: Gorongosa National Park
"The grazing herds at this national park at the Great Rift’s southern tip were once denser than those of the Serengeti but were all but destroyed during Mozambique’s long and brutal civil war. Today a pioneering restoration project financed by the US-based Carr Foundation is reintroducing zebra, buffalo and wildebeest into its vast tracts of savannah and miombo woodland, and the predators are duly following. To come here on safari now is to witness a Mozambican gem brought back to life.”"
Henry Wismayer (Guardian, UK) | Stayed in April, 2013 at Kubatana Camp
A celebration of the Maasai and the Mara
The involvement of Naboisho Camp and other camps in the welfare of the community was also apparent when I visited villages, a school and a clinic. One of the most enjoyable experiences was visiting a guiding school within the conservancy set up exclusively for Maasai students. I also enjoyed herding cattle! I found it all such an enlightening, enjoyable experience and it has changed my perception of safaris forever."
Anton Crone (South Africa) | Stayed in March, 2013 at Naboisho Camp
Gorongosa National Park: a must-see destination
Gorongosa is without doubt one of the most scenic national parks I’ve visited, with incredible views at every turn. Throw in the tumultuous history and the success of the restoration project, as well as the great game viewing and the incredible birding, and you have a must-see destination which should be high on the list of everyone with a love for Africa. I for one am itching to return to Gorongosa…"
Leon Marais (Travel writer) | Stayed in March, 2013 at Kubatana Camp
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
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
I am so glad we went with Matemwe. Barefoot luxury does not begin to describe it - (I didn't wear shoes the whole stay). We were in 1 of 12 private bungalows on the water’s edge. From our arrival we were greeted with a welcome drink served in a coconut (this just set the tone for our island holiday) to our departure (yes tears did flow) we were made to feel welcome and comfortable."
Amanda (South Africa) | Stayed in September, 2012 at Matemwe Lodge
Mozambique’s greatest wonder
“Gorongosa National Park is Mozambique’s greatest wonder — Africa in miniature, with an ecosystem that looks like the divine prototype. Today, scientists consider Gorongosa to be one of the most special and unique national parks on Earth, a hotspot of ‘biodiversity’, a place on it’s way to becoming, once again, “the place where Noah left his Ark” – The Sunday Times UK, Chris Haslam September 2012“Gorongosa National Park is Mozambique’s greatest wonder — Africa in miniature, with an ecosystem that looks like the divine prototype. Today, scientists consider Gorongosa to be one of the most special and unique national parks on Earth, a hotspot of ‘biodiversity’, a place on it’s way to becoming, once again, “the place where Noah left his Ark”."
The Sunday Times UK, Chris Haslam | Stayed in September, 2012 at Kubatana Camp