Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Nikos from Greece

My Aug 2012 trip

On this trip, I visited Mozambique & Tanzania between 2-Aug-2012 and 20-Aug-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


The trip was excellent experience a lifetime experience I would easily say. Everything was planned excellent by Expert Africa and I would like to thank you about.

I have one minor issue with your instructions where nowhere I could see that the USDs accepted in Tanzania had to be issued after 2000 and in Mozambique after 2006 I think. This created some friction and uncentanty when I was paying in cash and it made me feel uncomfortable close to the end of the trip when I was running low in cash that it was accepted.

Aside that congratulations to your planning, but I would like you to inform everybody about the small extra costs like departure taxes from Mozambiqual airports as well as transit visas to Tanzania and so on.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Apply as much pressure as you can to the hotels for value for money as well as to the governments to reduce visa costs. A USA visa costs 30 euros a Tanzanian one 50 (one entry) and a Mozambiquan 80 and if you wanted a transit you had to another 30 for Tanzania. Again I had the feeling that all of the government agencies that I had to deal with were trying to rip me off as a tourist.

Feedback response

Our travellers will find information on what currency to take and what US dollar notes are accepted, in our Notes for Travellers. This is a booklet with some pre-departure information which we send out once a booking with us is confirmed.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Serena Hotel Dar, Tanzania
3-Aug-2012 review: Good and clean Hotel we stayed for few hours
Siwandu, Tanzania
4-Aug-2012 review: Lifetime experience to say the least
Vamizi Lodge, Mozambique
8-Aug-2012 review: Good Location great dive spots
Azura at Quilalea, Mozambique
15-Aug-2012 review: Excellent location people at Quilalea
Serena Hotel Dar, Tanzania
19-Aug-2012 review: Royal Palm Hotel review