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i've been on 5 trips with the adventure company (brazil, jordan, morocco, tanzania and egypt), and have never been disappointed.
how about YOU?

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Joined: 15/09/2010
Posts: 42

Hi, Went on the desert adventure last year and it was fab. Doing the inca trail at the end of april this year and planning everest base camp next year. Just wish i could afford two trips a year!!

Joined: 15/09/2010
Posts: 42

Hi, yes i will let you know how the Inca Trail trip goes. Im planning a Killimanjaro trip after EBC hopefully all being well!

Joined: 28/09/2010
Posts: 2

hi clive im going on the zanzibar and selous trip in the summer is that the same trip as you went on in 2008 and how was it other than the zanzibar resort?

Joined: 15/09/2010
Posts: 22

Yes ~ I am waiting to go of on my 3rd Adventure Company Holiday ~ this time Cuba at Easter.

Not as energetic as the rest of you. Camping Safari in Northern Tanzania + Zanzibar in 2008 and the Wildlife Safari in India last November. Had great times. Only one glitch with the Zanzibar Beach resort stay ~ a bit of a building site ! But Adventure Company made very acceptable compensation for the disappointment so I remain truly hooked on them as a provider of travelling experiences.

Took care to avoid the hurrican season in Cuba ~ wasn't reckoning on the earth moving under Haiti ( the island next door) last month. Oh well ~ it's probably less of a risk than trying to dodge the traffic and get across the A12.

Joined: 15/09/2010
Posts: 22

I loved the safari bits ~ the vastness of the landscape, lots of wildlife, the sunsets and interesting sounds at night. I was told you can hear lion roar when you are 10k away. The african safari guide Frank from local tour company Tropical Trails was informative and great fun ~ his assistant Gitu poduced some excellent meals. Couldn't fault them.

Wasn't the Selous trip ~ I went on Serengeti Explorer. Have to admit I have a hankering to return to Tanzania do the Selous trip sometime so.... lucky you.

The Zanzibar extention is not escorted as such though the AC agent in Stone Town was very attentive and tried very hard to resolve my accommodation problem. The problem was caused by the fact that AC could not fit all the tour party into the same beach location. There was no room in the inn. 5 went to Pongwe on the eastern coast and I was sent to Nungwi in the north of the island.

I found that the hotel was being reconstructed ~ a new 3 story accommodation block and a new restaurant overlooking the beach. Food (which was very good) was served in the beach bar. The hotel was not unsurprisingly deserted ~ I was one of just 3 residents ( who moved on within 24 hours of my arrival ). A lovely spot but rather a social anticlimax.

It's worth therefore asking a few questions of AC before you go as to how many of your Selous tour party are going on to Zanzibar. Unless you are very unlucky with the company you will want to ensure you all stay together in the same beach resort whilst you chill out.

Have a great time.

Joined: 15/09/2010
Posts: 7

I've been on the Peaks of Tanzania trip and also the Classic Peru trip. Both absolutely fantastic. Would go back to Peru anytime. I went last May/June and it was not too busy then. Machu Picchu was quite busy, but then I think it always is!

I'm booked on the Everest base camp trek via Gokyo lakes in September, can't wait.

Joined: 15/09/2010
Posts: 10

ooh ooh...where are you going?
my first trip was kilimanjaro, and it was simply fabulous, so i'm going back.
jordan was another amazing trip, but they've all been good.

Joined: 15/09/2010
Posts: 10

ooh, peru. i can't quite make my mind up about that place. i worry that it may be too busy.
please do kilimanjaro. it means so much to me, which is why i want to do it again. i just hope the trip goes ahead.
i think you'll always take too much. my best advice is to take something to keep you going during the evening. no one in my group did, so we played some childrens memory games, which was great fun (honestly). there really wasn't much else to do of an evening.
if you'd like to see some pictures, i'll put some online over the weekend.

Joined: 28/09/2010
Posts: 9

have "booked" the first of many, I hope!

Joined: 28/09/2010
Posts: 9

Booked for Peru - Empire of the Inca in July; was thinking of Killi but thought maybe I should do a little less strenuous to start with - maybe do Kilimanjaro next year, if all goes well on this one. Done a fair amount of hill/mountain walking in this country, but still a little concerned about the altitude sickness thing. Did you have any problems with it? Was there anything you wished you'd taken on your trek and hadnt or anything you took that you would leave at home next time?

Joined: 28/09/2010
Posts: 9

Hi Clayfan, thanks for the tip - will try to squeeze in a pack of cards atleast! Started reading Inca Cola by Matthew Parrish - to whet my appetite for Peru - so far have bandits, upset stomach, altitude sickness to contend with - but seem to be loving it, nonetheless; I wonder if they also had the mudslides currently being experienced!!

Joined: 28/09/2010
Posts: 9

Hi Adell - be great to hear your feedback on the Inca trail - booked my first trip with Adventure Co to Peru in July this year. Base Camp is on my list, but thought I might try Killimanjaro first!

Joined: 28/09/2010
Posts: 1

God that sounds amazing. My year is devoted to saving so I can actually experience the world. Looking forward to hearing and reading over the older stories.

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