Travel reviews by M&A from Austria
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
A Great Green Season Safari
Tanzania between 1 Feb 2020 and 15 Feb 2020
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.
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No suggestions - really impressed with the quality of service. Thanks again!"
Arranged By Jessica Plumb
Lake Manze Adventure Camp
"A wet but very enjoyable stay at Lake Manze "
Mdonya Old River Camp
"A great camp but not the most prolific area"
Udzungwa Forest Camp
"Great hiking and birding in the Udzungwas"
Chole Mjini Lodge
"Chole Mjini - not really a hit unfortunately"
The owners of Chole Mjini were sorry these travellers didn’t fall in love with the lodge and fully sympathised with the fact that their stay coincided with unexpected, very heavy rains across East Africa, which had a significant impact on their experience, including the absence of whale sharks. Unfortunately on this occasion the owners were not able to join guests very much, as they usually do. They explained that as the lodge is run entirely on solar power, they had to reduce their use of energy-greedy devices such as the ice machine. They also explained that doing the laundry in wet weather is a great challenge (the lodge is closed during the annual long rainy season) and were very sorry that these guests had damp clothes returned to them.