Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr P & Ms T from Ottawa

Tanzania safari

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 18-Sep-2011 and 1-Oct-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


The trip was fantastic from start to finish. Dealing with Expert Africa, on the phone and via email was easy and efficient. From the minute we arrived in Kilimanjaro airport until the time we were delivered back there at the end of our stay, the local guides and tour reps (Asilia) were friendly, efficient, reliable and competent.

The locations, itinerary and planning were excellent. While two of the game parks (Ngorongo and Lake Manyara) were not as interesting (not much game, limited size) they were suitably short in duration. The more interesting parks (Tarangire and Northern Serengeti) had been allocated much more time and delivered a much more exciting experience. The accomodation was all excellent - the complaints we had were to do with our mental comfort level (or lack thereof!) in the more luxurious &Beyond camp. It was excellent, just not what fit our personalities.

The experience was more than we had hoped for and exceeded our expectations. It was truly memorable and we would not hesitate to recommend Expert Africa.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Knowing which locations offered free drinking water and laundry and which ones charged extra would be helpful.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Rivertrees Country Inn, Tanzania
18-Sep-2011 review: Rivertrees Country Inn review
Oliver's Camp, Tanzania
19-Sep-2011 review: Oliver's Camp review
Oliver's Fly-Camp, Tanzania
21-Sep-2011 review: Oliver's Fly-Camp review
Oliver's Camp, Tanzania
22-Sep-2011 review: Oliver's Camp review
Plantation Lodge, Tanzania
23-Sep-2011 review: Plantation Lodge review
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Tanzania
25-Sep-2011 review: Lake Manyara Tree Lodge review
Olakira, Tanzania
27-Sep-2011 review: Olakira Camp review