Following a 3 night stay at Africa Safari Glamping Lodge. My friend and I have put together a fair and realistic review on the property. Here is the breakdown:
1 is terrible
2 is poor
3 is average
4 is good
5 is excellent
1. Welcome Meeting Point (2/5)
No welcome drinks upon check in
Showing around the property was dismissed. As it huge and has alot to offer.
Everything was pointed out by finger.
2. Room layout (5/5)
Extra bed was not needed but was there
Dressing table is a big plus for female travellers
More than enough plug points
Clean rooms and linen
Design and decor is in theme with the Glamping Tanzania feel
Minus point : it gets very warm in the tent due to lack of ventaltion. A fan would have been perfect to help ventilate. Even if curtains were open, limited air flow was throughout the night.
3. Hotel recreation(2/5)
Big lack of information on the activities provided by the employee. We had to show the screenshot of email sent for activities provided on site and off site.
Pool facility is adquete with proper sun loungers and umbrellas. Yet, it exposes the guests to the village next door. Planting higher trees or bushes will provide privacy for guests at the pool. As well as respect conservative villagers from touristic activities.
Pool bar is the main attraction in the hotel yet the most under developed facility with regards to bar snacks or food. As simple as having peanuts with a drink or pop corn which is the easiest option to
offer. Plus point is the charging points and wifi. Only area available with wifi
The spa was closed due to sick leave of 1 employee hence for 3 consecutive days spa was closed so was the souvenir shop ran by the same person. No alternative was suggested. After a kilimanjaro trekk we were very much looking forward to that.
The gym, in our very humble opinion, is the most unnecessary space with irrelevant equipments. I think having a movie night/lounge would have a better use. As no TVs are provided in the room.
4. Food and beverage (1/5)
Decent breakfast with basic items such as eggs, sausages, and pancakes.
Recommend fresh milk instead of powered milk
Lunch was a huge disappointment. HUGE. as the food provider was restricted. A plate with a small variation is offered. If you have reached satiety, there is nothing they can do for you. One person gets 1 pre platted meal not of choice. No a la Carte. And no option to go somewhere to eat. As simple as it is. Just like prison :)
Dinner on the other hand was a buffet with decent variation from soup,
gravy, protein of some sort and starch/carbs, and desert.
In between meals, no room service nor any option to order in case of hunger. Have to wait till meal times. Especially around the pool bar.
Very friendly and helpful
Have great potential but not utalized to its basic.
Not very knowledgable I.e. Lunch timings, excursions, comprehend basic instructions.
Junior guide should be accompanied by a knowledgable senior guide.
Cooking class on board would have been good
Interact with the Masai employees during bon fire for folk stories
Farm tour or help with farming
More interactivities within the hotel
Lack of ambiance in the facility.
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