Travel reviews

Travel reviews by M&A from Austria

A Great Green Season Safari

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 1-Feb-2020 and 15-Feb-2020 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Despite some tricky conditions everything worked very well, and we had a diverse and very enjoyable trip. We┬┤vee been very happy with the services of Expert Africa and will gladly book with them again.

Tanzania had an unusually wet season. We did have quite some rain and some very dull lighting conditions but the sun came out often enough to keep us happy. Some areas in Selous and Ruaha were inaccessible but that was no issue for us, we covered a lot of ground, doing mostly full day outings.

We loved the lush green environments, it was nice to see happy animals enjoying the abundance of food. Predators were a bit scarce, and the high grass a problem for visibility sometimes but we had expected that. Birding was really good, we recorded almost 300 species and photographed about 250. Udzungwa was a really cool place to be, loved the hiking there. Snorkeling in Mafia was a revelation - like swimming in an aquarium, really beautiful. We cannot quite join in the chorus of devoted Chole followers though.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No suggestions - really impressed with the quality of service. Thanks again!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Lake Manze Adventure Camp, Tanzania
1-Feb-2020 review: A wet but very enjoyable stay at Lake Manze
Mdonya Old River Camp, Tanzania
5-Feb-2020 review: A great camp but not the most prolific area
Udzungwa Forest Camp, Tanzania
9-Feb-2020 review: Great hiking and birding in the Udzungwas
Chole Mjini Lodge, Tanzania
12-Feb-2020 review: Chole Mjini - not really a hit unfortunately