Travel reviews

Travel reviews by The HBs from London

Tanzania trip September 2016

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 14-Sep-2016 and 26-Sep-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


A very well thought out trip for which we received excellent advice from Expert Africa (James Denny). In particular, the order of visiting the camps was perfect in that, had we visited Mwagusi first the sheer volume of game in Ruaha may have led us to be a little disappointed in Selous. That said, our guide at Impala Camp was truly outstanding in that we saw more than others staying at the same time due to his patience and desire that we understood the animal behaviour. By spending time observing the animals with him, we saw the full story of a lion kill from them first being alerted to a wounded wildebeest to the kill itself and the subsequent family hierarchy in action for the "feast". Often we were the only observers of significant wildlife events which made it very special.

In addition the choice of camps suited us much better than, for example, the Serengeti. We wanted quiet and remote and that is exactly what we got, combined with plenty of wildlife action. A nice bonus is that both camps were better than we had expected, from facilities to food to service.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Our whole experience with Expert Africa has been excellent.

Nothing springs to mind as needing improvement which tells you a lot about the service you have provided to us.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
15-Sep-2016 review: First safari experience at Selous Impala Camp
Mwagusi Safari Camp, Tanzania
19-Sep-2016 review: Second safari experience at Mwagusi
Serena Inn, Zanzibar
23-Sep-2016 review: Serena Inn