Review by: Timothy & Victoria Pook

Countries Visited:
Kenya & Tanzania
Holiday Type:
Family Holiday
4 04/11/2015

Overall Impressions

Safari was amazing, Zanzibar very pleasant although beach not great - seaweed and tide went out about a mile! Flight connections were not great and the Zanzibar marathon being staged on the morning of our Mara North flight meant we had a 5 oclock start and a 4 hour wait at Wilson to avoid traffic and road closures. (Having said that, we think the hotel driver was far too cautious about the traffic situation). This was a real disappointment given what we were paying to stay at Hemingways. We only saw the place for about 2 hours in the daylight.

Countries Visited

Kenya 4

Great if you stay out of the towns and cities!

Tanzania 4

Same as Kenya

Accommodation Visited

Hemingways Nairobi 4

Beautiful accommodation and grounds, food not great - steaks overcooked, breakfast very poor.

Mahali Mzuri 5

Amazing place, amazing staff, food, wine and accommodation. Couldn't fault it.

The Residence Zanzibar 4

Lovely accommodation, grounds and pool, food not up to standard of hotel, beach disappointing compared to other Zanzibar beaches - lots of seaweed, sea urchins and tide went out a mile.

Staff Review 4


Only criticism was not enough attention paid to internal flights to get them to work better.