Travel reviews

Travel reviews by The B family from Otley

Serengeti Trip

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 22-Jul-2013 and 29-Jul-2013 and I travelled with 3 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


The trip, like its two predecessors, was absolutely brilliant. I just revel in the whole safari experience: the getting there, the camps, their locations, the inspirational people you meet, the excursions, the myriad wildlife encounters, quenching your thirst, filling your belly and the siestas afterwards. Then getting up in the afternoon and doing it all over again: two days in one!

When asked to score the holiday out of ten, our teenage daughter (whose commitment and subsequent enjoyment I was a bit trepidatious about before our arrival) gave it a firm nine and a half. When pressed about the missing half, she explained this was docked because of all the stops on safari at my insistence to look at 'stupid birds'. So you're pretty near perfect.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

On our way to Kilimanjaro airport, we stopped off at the very green and plush Arusha Coffee House (?).

I presumed we were going to have a very pleasant buffet lunch there as we had been travelling non-stop for at least 24 hours and a sit down in very relaxing surroundings would have been most welcome.

Instead we were whisked off again with a school kid's packed lunch (complete with bag of crisps, Mars bar and a wedge of very 1970s Dairy Lea!).

This is the only change I would make to the itinerary.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp, Tanzania
23-Jul-2013 review: Serengeti Safari Camp Feedback
Lamai Serengeti, Tanzania
26-Jul-2013 review: Lamai Serengeti Feedback
Onsea House, Tanzania
29-Jul-2013 review: Onsea House Feedback