Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs H - Canada

Tanzania for novice.

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 4-Feb-2012 and 19-Feb-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Our trip to Africa far exceeded my expectations. I am not an intrepid but felt very confident before we embarked that all aspects of the trip had been covered so that there were no questions as to where we would be or how we might get to the next stage. This alleviated all anxiety.

It was most encouraging from the start of my planning with Eleanor, that she had been to Tanzania and understood that this was a once in a lifetime trip for us. Now having been there I realize it is not so far out of the ordinary, just in my world.

From our very first discussions I was unsure if our budget would allow us to fully enjoy this trip in the comfort level we would like and Eleanor worked within that budget and custom fit our needs to create what I'm sure will be our best holiday ever.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Honestly, very difficult.

I suppose I would have liked a breakdown of the costs of each leg of our trip so as to be able to compare to other places I have been. For example, 4 nights at Mdonya, 4 nights at Selous, 6 nights Matemwe and then one night Kholle. Coastal did give some information but I wasn't sure if the the dollars quoted were for one or two passengers.

Many thanks, it's been a wonderful experience.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Mdonya Old River Camp, Tanzania
5-Feb-2012 review: Mdonya Old River Camp review
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
9-Feb-2012 review: Selous Impala Camp review
Matemwe Beach Village, Zanzibar (this camp has since closed)
13-Feb-2012 review: Matemwe Beach Village review
Kholle House, Zanzibar
18-Feb-2012 review: Kholle House review