Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs W from Grantham


Wonderful - Can I do it all again?

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 28-Oct-2015 and 12-Nov-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Our trip to Beho Beho in the Selous was fantastic. It might have just been the time of year we travelled, but I don't think I would recommend this as a first safari destination as the game viewing was not as prolific as, say, the Serengheti. We were very pleased that we spent a whole week at this Lodge, not just for the wonderful atmosphere, company and food, but because the first few days we didn't see too much. In a sense this is wrong as there is so much to see, but it was more in the way of landscape and bird life which was truly lovely.

However, towards the end of the stay we saw an enormous amount - it was as though the larger animals had all been off on their own safaris and came back on the same day! So we were driving areas we had visited before and rather than deserted they were heavily populated.

The guiding was superlative and we liked the system the Lodge had of rotating the guides so you went out with each guide and benefitted from the particular enthusiasms and expertise of each.

Kilindi was a lovely chill out place with friendly staff and delicious food - even lots of choice every day for a vegetarian. We had a fabulous time and I would jump at the chance to do it all again and stay at these venues.

Yes, one of our bags arrived two days after us - but people were helpful and this really did not have any negative impact on our trip - in fact, it demonstrated just how much trouble people will go to (Trisha & Heribert at Beho Beho) to ensure you are sorted and inconvenienced to the smallest possible degree.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Beho Beho, Tanzania
29-Oct-2015 review: Fabulous camp; fabulous people
ExcellentExcellent
Kilindi, Zanzibar
5-Nov-2015 review: Wonderful, peaceful chill out hideaway
ExcellentExcellent

My Feb 2013 trip

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 9-Feb-2013 and 18-Feb-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Our trip surpassed all expectations and we have been to Tanzania and other African destinations many times. All our connections were seamless and the Nomad camps and their staff delivered a really high standard.of service and made us feel not just welcome but special.

I can't thank the team (Ellie) at Expert Africa enough for helping us in putting the trip together and suggesting going to Lamai - what a special place.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Onsea House, Tanzania
9-Feb-2013 review: Overnight and lunch on return
ExcellentExcellent
Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp, Tanzania
10-Feb-2013 review: Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Lamai Serengeti, Tanzania
14-Feb-2013 review: Lamai Serengeti
ExcellentExcellent