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:


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
Unguja Lodge, Zanzibar
20-Oct-2016 review: Unguja Lodge - good birdwatching
Dhow Palace Hotel, Zanzibar
24-Oct-2016 review: Dhow Palace Hotel