Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs H from Reading

My Oct 2008 trip

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 18-Oct-2008 and 2-Nov-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


I had researched quite carefully what I wanted from this holiday, but even so this trip did exceed and surpass expectations.

We were very happy with everything, and on reflection wouldn't have changed anything. We spent some time discussing the options with Ellie before we made a final decision on our itinerary, and felt that the eventual overall balance of the different lodges, camps and locations chosen worked very well for us, providing an excellent overview for a first African safari and visit to Tanzania.

I am very glad that we made the decision to opt for a private safari, especially when we saw how crowded some safari vehicles were, as we really appreciated having our own space and being able to stop as and when we wanted. Albert was a very knowledgeable guide, and an excellent and careful driver - put to the test on the day it rained so heavily and we had to ford a suddenly much swollen stream in flood which had risen rapidly, to get back to camp.

We very much enjoyed going our own way by day, but meeting up with other guests for sociable evenings back in the camps and lodges. I would certainly go for this style of holiday if we decide to take another African trip in the future.

Suggestions for improvement:

No, very pleased with it.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Tanzania
19-Oct-2008 review: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge review
Olakira, Tanzania
21-Oct-2008 review: Excellent base to explore central Serengeti
Suyan Camp, Tanzania (this camp has since closed)
24-Oct-2008 review: Suyan Camp review
Pole Pole, Tanzania
27-Oct-2008 review: Ideal place to relax after busy safari