Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs Bee-eater from UK

Thank you for an outstanding holiday

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 27-Dec-2007 and 15-Jan-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


It was an experience of a lifetime and probably one of the best overall holiday experiences we have ever had.

The holiday organisation was absolutely superb and we have nothing but praise for the team at Expert Africa. We stayed in 5 /6 different locations and every transfer was done on time with the minimum amount of holiday time being wasted.

Our 8 days safari in Southern Tanzania was by far the best element and Beho Beho will go down as one of our favourite places in the world. Your recommendations for visiting Selous was just right.

In retrospect we wish we had done a little bit more research on Zanzibar and what we were looking for in the relaxation resort. Having spent 8 nights in the bush we would have liked somewhere with some evening activity, if only some music playing or a local bar to walk to. Our fault and something we have learnt for the future. We still had a good time but this would have made it absolutely perfect.

A big thank you to everyone at Expert Africa for a great holiday. We will not hesitate in recommending you to anyone wishing to travel to Africa.

Do you cover India?

Feedback response

As with all of our travellers, we asked these travellers for their suggestions as to how we could improve what we do. They commented:

"Not sure how you can improve on what was a great experience.

The weakest link of our holiday was Unguja Resort. It was good rather than outstanding. Perhaps, as we did say in our initial enquiry that we wanted something not too remote this was the wrong location for us for 5 nights. Having given it a lot of thought, in retrospect we would have preferred just 3 nights in Unguja and 2 nights in Chumbe and used these 3 nights to visit another bush camp."

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Sand Rivers Camp, Tanzania
28-Dec-2007 review: Sand Rivers Camp review
Sand Rivers fly-camping, Tanzania
30-Dec-2007 review: Sand Rivers fly-camping review
Sand Rivers Camp, Tanzania
31-Dec-2007 review: Sand Rivers Camp review
Beho Beho, Tanzania
1-Jan-2008 review: Beho Beho review
Unguja Lodge, Zanzibar
5-Jan-2008 review: Unguja Resort, a good new resort hotel
Chumbe Island Lodge, Zanzibar
10-Jan-2008 review: Unique Chumbe Island
Serena Inn, Zanzibar
13-Jan-2008 review: Serena Inn review