Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs C from Bicester

Amazing experience

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 11-Aug-2011 and 26-Aug-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Even though it was our fourth trip to Africa and on safari we really did have an excellent time. Everything was well organised and all went very smoothly.

We had a personal driver and guide for our week on safari which is to be highly recommended although pricey. The vehicle and facilities were very good, Alfred our guide is the best. His english is superb, driving very good, knowledge and experience extensive, ability to locate animals amazing and he has a great sense of humour.

In comparison to other African countries we've visited the facilities for tourists are well organised. We didn't need a bush toilet once in the whole trip! This does mean that in the popular destinations especially the Ngorongoro Crater there were far to many tourists for our liking but in hindsight we wouln't change anything as you really do need to see it to experience it!

My only plea to other travellers is to be sensitive to the local people and cultute. We were incredibly disappointed at some of the things we saw, cigarette butts being dropped in the parks, scimpy clothing in Stone Town and during Ramaden too and generally poor attitides!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Be more specific about flight details (Coastal airways) if possible

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge, Tanzania
11-Aug-2011 review: Comfortable medium size lodge, amazing views
Lobo Wildlife Lodge, Tanzania
13-Aug-2011 review: Well located lodge, central Serengeti
Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania
15-Aug-2011 review: Ubuntu Tented Camp
Fumba Beach Lodge, Zanzibar
17-Aug-2011 review: Perfect spot for chilling
Mchanga Beach Lodge, Zanzibar (this camp has since closed)
20-Aug-2011 review: Simple, quiet and relaxing
Zanzibar Palace Hotel, Zanzibar
24-Aug-2011 review: Old and new in perfect harmony