Tanzania safar and Zanzibar itinerary and quote help

Mar 14th, 2006, 12:03 PM
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re the Kempinski--even if you cannot go for a suite, it looks as if the terrace rooms (they say 1st floor, would be the 2nd floor in U.S. parlance) would have better views for not much more money.

re other restaurants, I have not seen this beach area personally but I know that there are other accommodations and restaurants (shooting star for example)at kiwengwa. How accessible they are to walk to for a meal (particularly dinner) I do not know.

As sandi said--you can be our explorer!
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Mar 14th, 2006, 01:21 PM
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Thanks for all your help - you've all been tremendous - and I promise to let you all know about the accommodations in return.
I've just managed to find a map of Zanzibar and realised that the Zamani is very close to Pongwe, which is unfortunate as we wanted to explore a bit more. Still, as we've left it relatively late (seemingly) I'll be glad to tread in unchartered territory and foder-ise the Zamani Kempinski! We did think about changing from Pongwe, but I've had my heart set on this place for a while, and quite frankly just want everything finalised now! I think I've driven my partner mad going over itineraries and quotes and acommodation options...he'll be glad of all this homework when we get there I'm sure. And he's just mentioned again that he thinks the sopa at tarangire is the better option (tee hee..)
Regarding the price of Swala vs Treetops, I've found it seems to vary with tour operator! This seems strange compared to the relatively set in stone price ranges of CC vs Serena vs Sopa etc. Still, as its only $25 difference either way from the quotes I recieved it shouldn't be a deciding factor... just a bit strange.
Anyway, I'm all giddy with excitement now and can't wait for July!!! I also graduate and go to watch england win world cup (!) so it should be quite a month!!
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Mar 14th, 2006, 01:28 PM
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great--indeed it will be quite the month!
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Mar 13th, 2008, 05:08 PM
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After just stumbling across the photographs from this safari and having all the memories come flooding back, I suddenly realised I never reported back on how things turned out (shame on me)!

I realise it's naerly two years to the day, but I think I owe it to the good people who steered my itinerary in the right direction to at least impart the small amount of knowledge and experiences I absorbed during my stay. As the saying goes; better late than never!

It's midnight here at the moment (and of course an early start tomorrow), but I hope to have a couple of coherent sentences going by the weekend. In the meantime I should be able to search the memory banks and answer any questions anyone might have about specific areas or camps/hotels outlined in our itinerary! Sorry again!
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Mar 13th, 2008, 05:35 PM
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Hey kernel decker-

I did a trip with Sunny last July. You can email me if you want to discuss. We also went to Zanzibar, stayed in Nungwi. We loved the Tarangire River Camp. I highly recommend it.
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Mar 13th, 2008, 06:21 PM
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kernel decker, glad to hear your trip went well. Looking forward to reading a bit about it. Welcome back--very belatedly.
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Mar 13th, 2008, 06:47 PM
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Welcome home and looking forward to your report and your extended Serengeti stay.
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