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Travel reviews by Mr I from Kent

Some good sightings: not the best destination

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 26-Jun-2012 and 6-Jul-2012 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:


Some very good wildlife sightings and scenery, particularly in Ruaha - a good place for lion, elephant and giraffe. The Mdonya Old River Camp was good, the camps in the Selous less so. The Selous is a reasonable choice for your first safari, particularly if not travelling alone, but I think less suitable for experienced safari goers or those travelling solo. The travelling takes up quite a lot of time and coastal aviation are not that reliable. Overall I would consider Zambia a better destination than Southern Tanzania.

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I'm slightly biased (and lucky) in having been to Zambia on safari, which is much more laid bad, good for individuals and where you see similar species. There seems to be a lot more hassle visiting Tanzania - Dar International Airport is one of the worst (worse than Lusaka) and coastal aviation are very unreliable.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Mdonya Old River Camp, Tanzania
27-Jun-2012 review: Good guides and good game viewing
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
1-Jul-2012 review: Seemed to be designed for honeymooners
Lake Manze Adventure Camp, Tanzania
3-Jul-2012 review: Well organised despite being busy
Southern Sun Dar, Tanzania
5-Jul-2012 review: A very good hotel