Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Dr M & Mrs C from UK

How many holidays of a lifetime can i have?

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 17-Jul-2008 and 1-Aug-2008 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


Nothing much to add to all the comments here. We all enjoyed the holiday throughout. Such a range of experiences!
I think overall the standard of accommodation at Selous and Pongwe was 'under=-sold' and the quality of the food was higher than we expected.

Only thing we didn't think was worth it was trip to Prison Island, which we organised ourself- but it was quite an overcast and choppy day so we ducked out of the snorkelling which might have added to it.

Also I think the advice against taking travellers cheques should be rather more strongly stated; although we were able to cash them directly for dollars in Stonetown we did have to do a bit of shopping around and quite a high commission rate. I'm not sure we would have any success with sterling.

Suggestions for improvement:

Nothing to add to the various comments above. We will certainly speak positively of Expert Africa and recommend to anyone looking for a similar experience.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
18-Jul-2008 review: Selous Impala Camp review
Mdonya Old River Camp, Tanzania
22-Jul-2008 review: Mdonya Old River review
Pongwe Beach Hotel, Zanzibar
25-Jul-2008 review: Pongwe Beach Hotel review
Dhow Palace Hotel, Zanzibar
30-Jul-2008 review: Dhow Palace Hotel review