Reviews of holidays to Mafia Island
135 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Mafia Island.
In a way I think it's the small things you remeber most - Baby vervets raiding your room, breakfast at dawn at Mafia airport, the children we met during our visit to Chole, and the time spent wandering through the backstreets of Zanzibar." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 12 on a Tanzania safari
"Hoping for the holiday of a lifetime"
We had a fantastic two weeks, the two lodges (Manze and Impala in Tanzania) contrasted in style, terrain and game viewing. I was really pleased that the Selous Reserve offered the choice of game drives, boat trips and walking safaris and feel we would have been a bit jaded had there not been that variety.
Tanzania is a good to choice if you want a bit of beach time and I was especially please that we elected to go to Mafia rather than Zanzibar. A lot of other travellers went on to Zanzibar, but on Mafia the ex pats from Dar es Salaam rated our choice the better one.
I was really impressed with how everything went without any hitches. I'm sure this is no small part down to the background work and research done at EA. When time is limited you don't want to put up with the things that are usually part and parcel of travel in developing countries and that was what I was hoping to avoid by booking through a specialist agent. The time spend finding out our requirements and expectations meant that it was no accident taht everything went so well.
Your expert advice was worth every penny." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 14 on a Tanzania safari
"12 days in Southern Tanzania"
Exceeded all expectations - the staff at all the camps were fantastic, the variety ofgame and birds we saw amazing.And I left knowing this was the best holiday I could have had. Especially pleased as travelling with two children (9 and 11) and they were constantly thrilled and excited by each new experience and never once complained about sitting in cars, funny food or not seeing something -
Thoroughly recommended and thanks for the expert advice that enabled us to enjoy it so much.
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Not really - had to phone for clarification about what currency to take but otherwise was totally satisfied." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 12 on a Tanzania safari
"Yet Another Expert Africa Triumph"
High expectations given Steve's major milestone, met in every single way. A perfect excuse to come back for the Migration.
We would recommend the combination of Rwanda and Tanzania to anyone. It is eminently do-able.
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None - excellent as usual. Intending to remain one of your many satisfied regular clients. Thank you so much." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 10 on a Tanzania safari
"A well planned trip"
"Zanzibar and Mafia"
The local people are very pleasant, respectful and elegant.
I very much enjoyed their hospitality I felt very safe, well looked after and had a few magical days that I will always treasure." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 5 on a Tanzania safari
We did know that the third resort had not been visited by your staff at the time of booking." Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 11 on a Tanzania safari
"A very memorable holiday"
Everything went very smoothly and not once did we feel let down or dissatisfied. All the accommodation lived up to expectations or way beyond. It's a beautiful country and we would love to return.
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No, we think you are an excellent company. This is the second time we have used you and we will be back - I hope!" Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 6 on a Tanzania safari
Ellie was very knowledgable and I appreciate the hour she spent on the phone with me to go through what I wanted and explain her experiences. That was definitely a swaying factor in booking the holiday with Expert Africa." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 14 on a Tanzania safari
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