Travel reviews

Travel reviews by A & K from London

5 National Parks and a Beach - perfection!

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 19-Aug-2014 and 3-Sep-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Overall, our trip was a brilliant experience - getting to see amazing wildlife so close was a truly remarkable experience and one that will never be forgotten.

The highlight was really the private tour through the Central Serengeti were you really do get to see a wider range of landscapes and wildlife - the guide (Elisa Ngonya) and camp (Kati Kati) just acted to amplify this experience.

Our private guide, Elisa Ngonya, was amazing - he was entertaining, knowledgeable and will to tailor each day we spent with him to meet our needs - this included drive over 350km to find Cheetah! He made a massive difference to the experience we had on safari by through the detailed knowledge and understanding he had of the different areas we travelled to. There is no question that without him we would have seen a lot less during our time in the north.

The camps in the south (Lake Manze and Mdonya) were much quieter in terms of jeeps / visitors but still offered great animal viewing as well as different activities (e.g. boat safari / hot springs). The atmosphere in these locations was also more of the old fashioned camps - eating we all the guests, sharing Jeeps which was a nice change from the north.

Pongew was just very peaceful and relaxing and a great way to end our trip.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

The only changes to the whole trip that I might have made looking back at it was to maybe to have one less day in either Mdonya or Manze and add that to Zanizbar but that is a very minor change!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Rhino Lodge, Tanzania
20-Aug-2014 review: Simple but effective
Kati Kati Camp, Tanzania
22-Aug-2014 review: Good Camp, Amazing Setting
Lake Manze Adventure Camp, Tanzania
25-Aug-2014 review: Nice break from traditional safari
Mdonya Old River Camp, Tanzania
28-Aug-2014 review: Wildlife right on your door step
Pongwe Beach Hotel, Zanzibar
31-Aug-2014 review: Truly idyllic