Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Al & Jules from Australia

Aussie impressions of Selous/Ruaha -June '18

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 21-Jun-2018 and 2-Jul-2018 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


We love wildlife safaris, and this Selous/Ruaha venture was no exception in most aspects.

The overall efforts from Lyndsey at Expert Africa meant that the whole itinerary unfolded as planned - no hitches. She provided all of the necessary information from London to us in Oz. for me to feel confident of the outcome.

Our experiences in both Selous and Ruaha were what we had hoped for in respect to the vast wilderness feel to both regions, the variety of vegetation and topography, as well as the absence of hordes of other safari vehicles. We were a little disappointed that due to several factors ( maybe vegetation cover/animal numbers of some species) we didn't locate wild dog, cheetah or leopard in either location. We've never based our trips on seeing particular wildlife because often it's more luck than anything, and no one factor can change this.

The camps chosen were equal to anything we had previously encountered, and would recommend both Impala and Mwagusi.

Overall a great trip.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
The Slipway, Tanzania
21-Jun-2018 review: The Slipway at last !
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
22-Jun-2018 review: Superb Selous Impala Camp
Mwagusi Safari Camp, Tanzania
26-Jun-2018 review: Unique Mwagusi
Pongwe Beach Hotel, Zanzibar
29-Jun-2018 review: Pongwe in the rain