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Tanzania Coast

Reviews of holidays to Tanzania Coast

93 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Tanzania Coast.

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Mr W

"Ruins and an Emerald Wilderness"

I visited Tanzania between 12 Feb 2023 and 27 Feb 2023
"My first time in Africa for 3 years and a return to Nyerere (Selous) after nearly 20 years.

The ruins at Kilwa have been on my bucket list for a while and I always thought it would be a good time to visit them whenever I was in that part of the world. They are well worth the effort (6 hours by road from Dar) in reaching Kilwa and provide an insight into an older Africa and a nice alternative to just a safari and beach holiday.

I like Africa in the green season and they had always fancied visiting Nyerere when it was green. Sightings are not as difficult as you would expect and I had a few memorable encounters. But if you don’t see the big cats or the dogs there is so much other big game to keep you busy. Elephants, Giraffes, Buffalo, plenty of hippo and crocs by the water and I have never seen so many Elland. Plus the birds I have never seen so many beautiful birds." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 14 on a Tanzania safari
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Mr I

"Tanzania 2019"

I visited Tanzania between 1 Oct 2019 and 14 Oct 2019
"We had an excellent holiday. Well planned and executed.

Where there were unforeseen difficulties they were swiftly overcome." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 12 on a Tanzania safari
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Mr & Mrs H

"Serengeti Infinity"

I visited Tanzania between 25 Feb 2019 and 11 Mar 2019
"The four of us have now done several safaris and always enjoy that special experience. Expert Africa are generally a big part of the process and have always delivered. The camps they direct us towards are always of the highest standard.

The brief this time was to experience the calving of the Wildebeest and to see some cats. These boxes were both ticked. I am a keen photographer and would offer this observation. The plains of the Southern Serengeti are so vast that the majority of the time, no matter what lens, my focal point was generally 'infinity'. We have been able to have more intimate sightings in other places.

The trip taught us to never take things for granted. One becomes so use to regular sightings of Elephant in Africa that the paucity on this trip was a surprise and slightly disappointing. I would be interested to know if this was just a seasonal thing or indicative of the areas visited. A definitive answer wasn't really forthcoming at either camp." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 14 on a Tanzania safari
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SE London

"My Feb 2019 trip"

I visited Tanzania between 25 Feb 2019 and 12 Mar 2019
"We were very pleased with the whole trip and all your helpful advice." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 13 on a Tanzania safari
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Mr N.

"Beautiful Selous and Ruaha"

I visited Tanzania between 22 Jan 2019 and 6 Feb 2019
"I would thoroughly recommend my trip to Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park to everybody. The wildlife and landscape of each was incredibly different, but the two regions of Tanzania complimented each other perfectly.

I visited during the green season, so the wildlife was quite spread out, so if you want large congregations of wildlife it may be best to visit during the dry season. Although, the green season is the best time for breeding and migratory birds. If you are passionate about elephants however, Ruaha is the place to visit, as I must have seen hundreds. I was very pleased with my choices of camps too, and also it was perfect to stay at the wilder, more rustic Lake Manze first of all, followed by a bit more comfort and luxury at Ikuka. I enjoyed staying at both immensely, in different ways.

Finally, a few nights at Amani Beach at the end of my trip, gave me a chance to relax and unwind before my long journey home.

Finally, I would like to thank Expert Africa, in particular Freddie Sutton, who helped me design my itinerary, and worked very hard to make sure it was exactly what I was looking for. I enjoyed every minute of my trip, so it was undoubtedly a success!" Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 13 on a Tanzania safari
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Mr & Mrs C

"It was mostly very good with some disappoint"

I visited Tanzania between 4 Oct 2018 and 21 Oct 2018

Ive already exhausted myself writing detailed reviews of every aspect and my Tanzanian Tummy is beckoning me elsewhere very soon." Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 15 on a Tanzania safari
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Mr & Mrs B

"Another excellent safari by Expert Africa"

I visited Tanzania between 12 Sep 2018 and 26 Sep 2018
"Once again EA fulfilled all our expectations in terms of providing an excellent safari experience this time in Tanzania.Over the past number of years we have come to expect a certain level of excellence from Expert Africa and once again they delivered in every aspect of the trip, from planning, advice through to implementation.

Claire provided all the information that we asked for however trivial the request seemed.

We would have no hesitation in recommending EA to anyone looking to venture to southern Africa.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

How do you improve upon perfection!!" Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 12 on a Tanzania safari
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"Our Trip to Tanzania and Zanzibar"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 10 Feb 2018 and 25 Feb 2018
"I was able to research our trip with the help of your excellent website and conversations with Lyndsey and book a holiday which exceeded my expectations. I was keen to avoid crowds at safari camps and therefore avoided the Serengeti and crater and choose Ruaha and Selous. Both were fabulous and we enjoyed visiting at this time of year when the areas were so green and lush. Ruaha with its baobab trees was particularly beautiful. We also enjoyed the contrast of Selous with the river and lakes and the option of boat safaris to see crocodiles and hippos.

I was pleased to have had 2 nights in Stone Town. What a fascinating town. We booked a historic tour for 8.30am before it became too hot and found our guide well informed. The last 3 nights at Mtembwe Lodge were wonderful. The place was paradise and we really didnt want to leave. All in all a super holiday.

The only plan I would have changed would have been to have stayed 3 nights at Ras Kutani instead of 2 nights, as the journey seemed too long from Dar es Salaam for just what ended up to be one whole day there as we only arrived at 6pm and had to leave at 7.30am. The hotel was good but we couldn't really appreciate it in the time allowed." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 8 on a Tanzania safari
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Mr & Mrs D
E Sussex

"A fabulous safari holiday in Selous and Ruaha"

I visited Tanzania between 14 Jan 2018 and 27 Jan 2018
"One of our very best trips. We had done many previous safaris but always in the dry season. While going in the green season has some downsides (much thicker bush and some areas were inaccessible due to flooding) the scenery was more attractive and we still had excellent game viewing while the bird life was significantly more abundant than in the dry season. Combining Selous with Ruaha provided good contrast and meant that we saw a wider range of game than remaining in just one reserve." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 11 on a Tanzania safari
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"Southern Tanzania - January 2018"

I visited Tanzania between 13 Jan 2018 and 29 Jan 2018
"A great trip, literally the holiday of a lifetime.

The itinerary was well thought through and met our budget. There was little I would change." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 14 on a Tanzania safari
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Our suggestions for beach lodges in Tanzania Coast

Ras Kutani

Ras Kutani

Ras Kutani is a very stylish beach lodge built largely of natural materials and offering first-class service.

98% (88 reviews)
Amani Beach

Amani Beach

Amani Beach is a family-friendly beachfront hotel and the ideal place to relax for one or two days prior to or after a safari.

92% (5 reviews)
Kimbilio Lodge

Kimbilio Lodge

Kimbilio Lodge is a simple beachfront lodge outside the sleepy port town of Kilwa Masoko and an ideal base to visit Kilwa Kisiwani ruins.

100% (1 review)
The Tides Lodge

The Tides

The Tides Lodge is a pleasant, small barefoot beach lodge in a quiet location on the coast north of Dar es Salaam.

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