John and I just wanted to say a big 'thank you' for arranging the itinerary for our Golden Wedding. The whole trip was absolutely delightful. The guide kind, helpful and knowledgeable and the camps and lodges you chose equally interesting. Also nearly everything worked out to plan, which I know is not always possible in these countries - our only blip being a couple of hours in Arusha airport as they couldn't fit us on the first plane to Zanzibar.
It was great to relax at The Manor. It was SO beautiful there and the air is perfect. We just wished we could be there longer as we hardly touched base with all our interesting viewing in the crater. Somehow they calculated our return home and we came back to a bath already drawn full of rose petals. Then we were really spoilt with private dining, everything was perfect. Surely one of the best hotels we have visited.
We thought nothing could top that, but on our actual anniversary in Zanzibar, they brought canapés and bucks fizz to our room, which we thought was very nice, but then when we went for a drink before dinner they surprised us further by saying we were off for a 'bush' dinner. This confused me a bit as we were now on the beach, but it was amazing. They had built a little room on the beach from palm leaves, interwoven with flowers and put some fairy lights along the bushes. A big fire burned in a pit (only about 30deg) which was very atmospheric and then we had a special menu, with our own waiter. Various member of staff visited to wish us well, and when we returned to our room we had a bottle of sparkling wine, and some presents too. We were absolutely bowled over by it all, and had to admit that it was all much better than our actual wedding. Again possibly one of the best hotels we have visited.
The game viewing was great - each park having it's own speciality and we saw some amazing things. Kusini had a pair of lions visiting nightly and a herd of buffalo munching away a couple of feet from our bed. We loved Suala too, so pretty. So thank you very much for arranging it all for us.