Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms S & family from UK

Awesome once in a lifetime stuff

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 8-Jun-2009 and 23-Jun-2009 and I travelled with 6 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


Ellie was fantastic from beginning to end. I knew from my first conversation with her (having spoken to a number of different agents at other companies) that she had summed up exactly what we wanted from our trip and the type of people we were. There was no other choice than to go with Expert Africa. She hit the nail on the head with both the camps and the beach and it was this expert understanding of our characters, and knowledge of the camps etc themselves that made the trip so perfect for my whole family.

Without Ellie, the trip would not have been the resounding success it was for everyone involved - first time safari goers, previous safari and Africa travellers and a Kenya ex-pat. Fundamentally, this was a trip to celebrate my father's 70th birthday so we did everything with him in mind. Having grown up in Africa himself, it was so important that we get the trip right which we did so perfectly with Ellie's assistance.

Ellie had to deal with my indecision (!) and a variety of questions from a number of my family members. She did so with patience and professionalism at all times which was very much appreciated - a service not replicated by your competitors.

Suggestions for improvements:

I don't think so. We were so lucky to have someone understand what we wanted, deliver it and then it being followed by a very lucky trip seeing everything we could have wanted and more. Truely awesome. Asanti sana.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Lake Manze Adventure Camp, Tanzania
9-Jun-2009 review: Warm welcome and expert guides at Lake Manze
Mdonya Old River Camp, Tanzania
12-Jun-2009 review: Perfect Mdonya Old River Camp
Matemwe Beach Village, Zanzibar (this camp has since closed)
15-Jun-2009 review: Chilled and casual Matemwe Beach Village