Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms C from Edinburgh

A trip to remember

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 9-Nov-2008 and 21-Nov-2008 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:


This was really the experience of a lifetime. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip from start to finish. Lake Manze was just what I was looking for from a safari experience and Shooting Star Lodge was the ideal place to go to relax and enjoy the sun afterwards.

There are two VERY minor points to do with travelling. The driver from Kearsley who picked me up from the airport did not know what time I was to be collected the following morning to be returned to the airport. The driver was waiting when I got to reception in the morning, but it would have been good to know the time in advance. Also, Coastal Aviation tranferred me from the domestic to international terminal on my return, which was very easy, but it would have been good to know that this would happen in advance.

Suggestions for improvements:

The website is excellent with a great deal of helpful information to help in planning the trip. When trying to select a hotel in Zanzibar, however, the lack of clear pricing made it quite difficult to establish which hotels would be within my price range. Claire was very helpful when I phoned to ask her advice, but I had initially discounted being able to book at Shooting Star Lodge because the website pictures suggested that it would be well outside my price range.

The information booklet was great with lots of very helpful information for trip preparation.

I would definitely used Expert Africa for booking a future trip. Thank you for all your help.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Southern Sun Dar, Tanzania
10-Nov-2008 review: Holiday Inn review
Lake Manze Adventure Camp, Tanzania
11-Nov-2008 review: Lake Manze Tented Camp review
Shooting Star Lodge, Zanzibar
16-Nov-2008 review: Shooting Star Lodge review