Reviews of holidays to Tanzania Coast
93 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Tanzania Coast.
"Ruins and an Emerald Wilderness"
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
Where there were unforeseen difficulties they were swiftly overcome." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 12 on a Tanzania safari
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
"My Feb 2019 trip"
"Beautiful Selous and Ruaha"
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
"It was mostly very good with some disappoint"
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
"Another excellent safari by Expert Africa"
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.
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How do you improve upon perfection!!" Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 12 on a Tanzania safari
"Our Trip to Tanzania and Zanzibar"
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
"A fabulous safari holiday in Selous and Ruaha"
"Southern Tanzania - January 2018"
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
Where to stay in Tanzania Coast
Our suggestions for beach lodges in Tanzania Coast
Ras Kutani is a very stylish beach lodge built largely of natural materials and offering first-class service.
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.
Kimbilio Lodge is a simple beachfront lodge outside the sleepy port town of Kilwa Masoko and an ideal base to visit Kilwa Kisiwani ruins.
The Tides Lodge is a pleasant, small barefoot beach lodge in a quiet location on the coast north of Dar es Salaam.