Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs D from Cheltenham


My Oct 2016 Zanzibar trip

On this trip, I visited Zanzibar between 16-Oct-2016 and 25-Oct-2016 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:

GoodGood

On the whole the trip was very good, apart from the problems with the flights out. Fisherman's Tours were reliable and efficient in transferring me from place to place. The people I met were charming, friendly and helpful.

The excursions seemed expensive, but I did enjoy them. I had a very good guide from Fisherman's Tours who took me on a tour of Stone Town and a boat trip to Prison Island.

I didn't do as much snorkelling as I would have liked as it was not feasible to snorkel at low tide. At high tide it would have meant swimming out quite a way to get to the reef. I did try near the shoreline, but could only see sea urchins and seaweed and the wind was churning up the sand making visibility poor.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Fumba Beach Lodge, Zanzibar
16-Oct-2016 review: Fumba Beach Lodge - butterflies
ExcellentExcellent
Unguja Lodge, Zanzibar
20-Oct-2016 review: Unguja Lodge - good birdwatching
ExcellentExcellent
Dhow Palace Hotel, Zanzibar
24-Oct-2016 review: Dhow Palace Hotel
GoodGood