Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms O & Mr W - Surbiton

Safari in Tanzania, short trip to Zanzibar

On this trip, I visited Kenya, Tanzania & Zanzibar between 5-Jun-2009 and 20-Jun-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


We had an absolutely brilliant safari - we saw loads of animals, more than I had expected. Our guide Halifa was fantastic - he was an amazing spotter, I don't know how he found all the animals but he did it somehow. He was also really helpful and would help out with any problem or enquiry. We also really liked him - very easy to get along with. I would recommend him to anyone going to Tanzania. All the camps we stayed in were excellent, again I'd have no problem recommending any of them. Staff were always helpful and friendly. All the people we met in the camps were very happy and very pleased with the guides and the camps.

The Shooting Star in Zanzibar was very nice, and again the staff very helpful. I think we enjoyed the safari part of the trip more, though - Zanzibar was more a place to relax and do nothing and we're not very good at that! Four nights was enough.

Ellie helped us with the booking and she has been great - she didn't mind any of us ringing up with lots of questions, and could always give you a sensible answer. She really knew her stuff!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Onsea House, Tanzania
6-Jun-2009 review: Onsea House review
Lemala Ngorongoro, Tanzania
8-Jun-2009 review: Lemala Luxury Camp Ngorongoro review
Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp, Tanzania
10-Jun-2009 review: Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp review
Nduara Loliondo Camp, Tanzania
13-Jun-2009 review: Nduara Loliondo Camp review
Shooting Star Lodge, Zanzibar
15-Jun-2009 review: Shooting Star Lodge review
Macushla House, Kenya
19-Jun-2009 review: Macushla House review