Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs JP from London

Wonderful southern Tanzania safari trip

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 19-Oct-2019 and 30-Oct-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Overall we had a fabulous holiday in southern Tanzania - 4 days in Ruaha (Ikuka) followed by 3 nights in Selous (Siwandu) with a night either side in Dar. The two parks provided a wonderful contrast from the dry plains of Ruaha dotted with acacia and baobab trees to the the green riverine forest of Selous with its lakeside location. On balance we slightly preferred the luxury and glorious setting of Ikuka, but Siwandu was still very comfortable. Both camps provided fantastic and different animal sightings.
We haven't been to northern Tanzania but understand that southern Tanzania, Ruaha in particular, is an unknown gem.
Olivia did a really excellent job of arranging our holiday, patiently juggling arrangements to suit and answering all my questions. All the arrangements worked perfectly. There was always someone to meet us at the correct time and place. We would most definitely recommend Expert Africa and consider using them again for another holiday to Africa.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
The Slipway, Tanzania
20-Oct-2019 review: Pre-safari stay
Ikuka, Tanzania
21-Oct-2019 review: Faultless stay at Ikuka
Siwandu, Tanzania
25-Oct-2019 review: Super Siwandu
Oyster Bay, Tanzania
28-Oct-2019 review: Immaculate stay at Oyster Bay