Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs W and the P family from Emsworth

My family's first safari trip.

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 6-Jul-2013 and 17-Jul-2013 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


Although I have been on several safaris, this was my families first experience and I had several criteria.

A country I hadn't visited.
At least two camps which would give a wide range of habitat so that we could go on drives, walks and boats.
Game viewing without 50 other vehicles around
Small camps which concentrated less on luxury and more on the game viewing and the bush experience but without sleeping on campbeds and washing in buckets.
Guides who were enthusiastic and knowledgeable and who loved the animals and their country
Open vehicles and preferably ones with only 4 to 6 people.

Eleanor came up trumps in every respect. On day one, when we reached Selous camp after a stunning game drive from the airstrip, my son said "mum, if we go home now this will still have exceeded all my expectations "

Experience piled on experience - so many memorable moments - the matriarch elephant who decided to check out our vehicle and was literally eyeball to eyeball with Stella. The cheetahs strolling past us. The 8 lions on a fresh kill. The 2 hippos fighting on the bank within 50 yards of our bush breakfast.The giraffe kindergarden. The fish eagles and the goliath herons making catches.

Thank you Ellie , Expert Africa and all those fabulous people in Tanzania, from the taxi driver who picked us up and tried to teach us some Swahili, to the guides and trackers and staff at all the camps who loved their country and wanted us to love it too.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Maybe I'm undemanding but I think you are pretty damn good !

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
7-Jul-2013 review: Game viewing straight from the airstrip !
Kwihala Camp, Tanzania
11-Jul-2013 review: Kwihala Camp review
Ras Kutani, Tanzania
14-Jul-2013 review: Ras Kutani review