Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr &Mrs H - Northumberland

A fantastic first experience of Africa

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 13-Jun-2009 and 21-Jun-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Marvellous experience. The trip exceeded our expectations. We would like to thank Ellie very much for the advice and suggestions she made when putting together the itinery for our safari. She listened to our needs - we are keen bird watchers but we also wished to experience all the diverse aspects of an African safari. She suggested lodges whcih would give us a range of safari experiences and would fit our budget - a tented camp, upmarket lodge and a more basic lodge. We really appreciated this; it worked very well in giving us a broad safari experience for our first time in Africa. We had also specified a guide with a specialist knowledge of birds. Note had been taken of this. Ayoub, our guide, was excellent.

The itinery arrangements (meetings, transfers, accommodation, transport and filights) worked well - without exception.
We would definitely recommend Expert Africa, and Ellie - who always responded very promptly, patiently and knwlegeably to all our queries. We would also recommend our guide, Ayoub. He was very friendly, efficient and looked after us very well in addition to being an excellent wildllife guide.

Suggestions for improvements:

Not really! - outstanding overall trip thanks to Expert Africa and Sokwe/Asilia.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Tarangire Safari Lodge, Tanzania
14-Jun-2009 review: Tarangire Safari Lodge review
Rhino Lodge, Tanzania
16-Jun-2009 review: Rhino Lodge review
Mbalageti Lodge, Tanzania
18-Jun-2009 review: Mbalageti Lodge review