Travel reviews

Travel reviews by EBL from Brookline

My Feb 2017 trip

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 11-Feb-2017 and 26-Feb-2017 and I travelled with 3 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


The best recommendation I can give is that I would use Expert Africa again, and I would recommend them to anyone going to Africa.

I would also recommend Nomad Tanzania to anyone going to Tanzania. Expert (Eleanor and Olivia) did a great job during the lengthy period of planning the trip, answering questions, responding by email in a timely fashion, alerting me to details that I needed to complete, nudging where appropriate, offering unbiased advice.

In short, our two week trip to Arusha, Gibbs Farm, the Ngorongoro Crater, Southern Serengeti, Northern Serengeti (Lamai), Stone Town and Zanzibar beaches was terrific and I would do it again. Especially the Serengeti. And no question that Serengeti Lamai was the highlight of the trip. A unique spot. I found it very moving to contemplate the origins of our species a million years ago arising from the very same surroundings, surviving the challenges of hunter and prey, and literally standing up on two feet and becoming the dominant species of the planet. Really powerful.

Well done, Expert Africa!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Machweo, Tanzania
11-Feb-2017 review: Machweo overnight
Gibb's Farm, Tanzania
12-Feb-2017 review: Delightful Gibb's Farm
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Tanzania
13-Feb-2017 review: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Review
Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp, Tanzania
15-Feb-2017 review: Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp under the stars
Lamai Serengeti, Tanzania
18-Feb-2017 review: Lamai Serengeti - exceptional
Emerson Spice, Zanzibar
21-Feb-2017 review: Emerson Spice Stone Town
Breezes Beach Club, Zanzibar
23-Feb-2017 review: On the beach - Breezes