Travel reviews by Dr N from Virginia
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My May 2012 trip
Tanzania between 31 May 2012 and 14 Jun 2012
I chose to make my trip early in the season (arriving around June1). I knew that the game viewing would potentially be better later in the season when more of the water sources had dried up, but wanted to travel before the dry season became too advanced and everything really dried out. My assessment proved correct, but I have no real regrets about the timing of my trip.
However, most of the camps were just opening, with various "start-up" issues (changing staff, finding where the animals were hanging out, etc.) and animals would likely have been better acclimated to the vehicles in another week or so. A week later might thus have been better timing for the trip, but hardly a major issue."
Arranged By Maruska Adye-Rowe
"Great place to recover from jet lag!"
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
"Comfortable lodging on the crater rim"
Ruaha River Lodge
"Beautiful site on Ruaha river"
Mdonya Old River Camp
"Secluded tented camp provides great experienc"
Lake Manze Adventure Camp
"Good, not great"
That this guest saw more of interest on the boat excursion from Impala Camp than from Lake Manze is down to the luck of the draw. Seeing big land mammals can never be guaranteed from a boat, its focus is more about the waterways, scenery and birdlife. Having said that, it is the experience of the camp team, and those of us from Expert Africa that have visited Lake Manze, that the lake and its tributary channels are often a better environment for seeing a range of mammals than the main Rufiji River is. It was good to read that the guest wasnt put off by a quiet wildlife experience on the boat trip at Lake Manze, and went on to have such a good boat trip from Impala Camp.
Selous Impala Camp