Travel reviews

Travel reviews by The P family from Norfolk


Ruaha to Zanzibar via Selous

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 22-Jul-2010 and 6-Aug-2010 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We thought this was a fantastic trip and it confirmed our love of Africa. The people were wonderful and we were helped whenever we needed it - puncture on Zanzibar, getting lost in Stone Town etc. We never had any concerns for our safety and felt that the Tanzanians must be the gentlest people we have encountered.

Go to Ruaha - the game is a s good as Chobe in Botswana. Selous is a good alternative and has the advantage of water activities and walking safaris. Game is harder to find though.

Breezes is great if you have children, its facilities are good, it is safe and the perfect spot to unwind.

I would avoid the Zanzibar Coffee House except for cake and coffee. There are better alternatives - we were moved to Grand Palace Hotel which is brand new (and has a few teething problems) and the Swahili House looked good as well. We had an excellent Italian meal at the Spice House.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Not really. This is our second trip with you and third with Sunvil group in 4 years. Thinking about next year already.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Mdonya Old River Camp, Tanzania
23-Jul-2010 review: Mdonya Old River Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Siwandu (Selous Safari Camp), Tanzania
27-Jul-2010 review: Selous Safari Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Breezes Beach Club, Zanzibar
31-Jul-2010 review: Breezes Beach Club review
ExcellentExcellent
Zanzibar Coffee House, Zanzibar
4-Aug-2010 review: Zanzibar Coffee House review
AverageAverage

The best ever trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa & Zambia between 1-Aug-2007 and 22-Aug-2007 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Superb holiday - simply the best.

The hotels/lodges/transport etc all worked like clockwork. The combination of accomodations suited us well - teenager friendly, good quality, good food etc. People incredibly helpful and friendly.

Would change little in retrospect - probably only a direct flight from Cape Town to Maun.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
2-Aug-2007 review: multicentre trip southern africa - V and A
ExcellentExcellent
Camp Moremi, Botswana
7-Aug-2007 review: Camp Moremi first experience of Botswana
ExcellentExcellent
Savute Safari Lodge, Botswana
9-Aug-2007 review: Savute Safari - location 2
ExcellentExcellent
Muchenje Safari Lodge, Botswana
11-Aug-2007 review: Muchenje
ExcellentExcellent
Zambezi Sun, Zambia
13-Aug-2007 review: On to Zambia - Zambezi Sun
ExcellentExcellent
Southern Sun OR Tambo, South Africa
15-Aug-2007 review: Stop over in Jo'burg
GoodGood
Bazaruto Lodge, Mozambique
16-Aug-2007 review: Bazaruto Lodge Mozambique
ExcellentExcellent