Below you can find a selection of our most recent reviews and guest feedback. Happy reading!
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
Photographers stay at Rekero
As a serious amateur wildlife photographer, I got exactly what I wanted: 4 fantastic days with hot coffee in my luxurious tent at 6am, escorted to my vehicle by 6:30 for first light photo opportunities with my driver/guide Martin and spotter Risa. I thought I was pretty good at spotting game but these two had me feeling like a beginner, they were excellent."
Tom (Green Valley, US) | Stayed in September, 2012 at Rekero Camp
We will definitely be back!
A wonderful and tantalisingly brief stay. We will definitely be back!"
BBC Crew | Stayed in April, 2012 at Mara Bush Houses
Conde Nast Traveller
“Matemwe is on the last strip of sand before the beaches give way to cliffs on the dry north-east coast of the island, which feels very unspoilt (in neighbouring Matemwe village, people still make their living from fishing and selling coconuts). It is honeymoon heaven here. Overlooking a shallow, rocky lagoon fringed by a coral reef, the double-storey thatched villas are wonderful for hanging out in a hammock on your balcony, or taking a dip in your private rooftop pool while watching fleets of dugout canoes and dhows sail with the tide.
“The Spice Islands of Zanzibar" | Stayed in March, 2012 at Matemwe Retreat