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Travel reviews by Dad from UK

Our Trip to Tanzania and Zanzibar

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 10-Feb-2018 and 25-Feb-2018 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


I was able to research our trip with the help of your excellent website and conversations with Lyndsey and book a holiday which exceeded my expectations. I was keen to avoid crowds at safari camps and therefore avoided the Serengeti and crater and choose Ruaha and Selous. Both were fabulous and we enjoyed visiting at this time of year when the areas were so green and lush. Ruaha with its baobab trees was particularly beautiful. We also enjoyed the contrast of Selous with the river and lakes and the option of boat safaris to see crocodiles and hippos.

I was pleased to have had 2 nights in Stone Town. What a fascinating town. We booked a historic tour for 8.30am before it became too hot and found our guide well informed. The last 3 nights at Mtembwe Lodge were wonderful. The place was paradise and we really didnt want to leave. All in all a super holiday.

The only plan I would have changed would have been to have stayed 3 nights at Ras Kutani instead of 2 nights, as the journey seemed too long from Dar es Salaam for just what ended up to be one whole day there as we only arrived at 6pm and had to leave at 7.30am. The hotel was good but we couldn't really appreciate it in the time allowed.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ras Kutani, Tanzania
11-Feb-2018 review: Ras Kutani review
Mwagusi Safari Camp, Tanzania
13-Feb-2018 review: Mwagusi Safari Camp
Selous Impala Camp, Tanzania
16-Feb-2018 review: Selous Impala Camp
Emerson on Hurumzi, Zanzibar
19-Feb-2018 review: Emerson on Hurumzi
Matemwe Lodge, Zanzibar
21-Feb-2018 review: Matemwe Lodge Review