Travel reviews by Safari addict from UK
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Second trip to Tanzania did not disappoint
Zanzibar and 1 other country between 8 Feb 2019 and 15 Feb 2019
The roads in Dar are not adequate to manage the volume of traffic so journeys take much longer than might be indicated by the distance. The airport is poor but a new one has been built and will hopefully be opening soon.
We have done a lot of safaris and prefer places that are more remote and uncrowded but with good facilities. Selous was a good choice in this regard. We did get to see wildlife but obviously not the volumes of the Serengeti etc."
"Wonderful Beho Beho"
Tanzania green season trip
Tanzania between 1 Feb 2018 and 9 Feb 2018
During the low season in which I travelled the Selous was abundant in plains game, particularly new born animals. Predators were not so easily found but the guides were skilled enough to track them down. Ruahah had so many elephants with herds up to perhaps 100. There were plenty of elephants a few weeks old. Good sightings of cheetah and lions.
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Of the eight nights of my trip I spent seven of these as the sole guest. Obviously this had advantages but as a solo traveller I would have liked to have been able to meet other safari guests. The staff at the camps went out of their way to make me welcome so there was no chance of feeling isolated. Not really something you could resolve !
At both camps it was commented that Expert Africa was one of the best Africa tour operators."
"One of the best"
Mwagusi Safari Camp
"The real bush, but with flush toilets"
Every camp in Tanzania has subtle variations in how tips are distributed. At Mwagusi the staff have decided on what they want between themselves, and opted to split tips between all team members, with the guides typically receiving a slightly higher proportion of these.