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Travel reviews by W family from Pennsylvania

I dreamed of Africa & Expert Africa delivered

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 8-Oct-2009 and 20-Oct-2009 and I travelled with 3 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


Key in our overall experience to Tanzania on our first trip to Africa and our first safari was ELEANOR DUNKELS fondly refered to as Ellie by us. We could have chosen just about any company but we went with Expert Africa specifically because of Ellie.

We travel frequently but nothing like this holiday as we were celebrating 3 memorable birthdays. A trip such as this was expensive and extensive from the US and Ellie handled everything for us in not only a professional but a very personal way as well. She answered every single question perfectly and believe me there were many!

Ellie, this trip was taylored to us perfectly. Each stay offered such diversity, excitment, and charm we were entirely enchanted with each and every choice you suggested and help us select. You budgeted our money in all the right places. Keen in planning!

Every single transfer, company, guide, accomadation and parks went off without a single hitch.

Perfect in every way possible from first contact to follow-up to holiday to home!

Tanzania tourist board has just recently began an advertising program on US tv chanels, most specifically CNN.

We would not hesitate to recommend Expert Africa to any of our friends.

Thank you for giving our travel money such great value. Money well spent makes you Expert Africa.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Just wanted to advise specifically about shopping in the Arusha area of Tanzania. Not sure where to note this.

The cultural center outside Arusha town was fantastic in price, extensive merchandise, service and even offer shipping via DHL which has an office on site. Much easier and better priced than one could ever haggle for at other markets. I tried! Allow travelers a few hours to shop after safari bush flights on the way out of the country. This place was truely great.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Onsea House, Tanzania
9-Oct-2009 review: beautiful cottage great food and hospitality
Oliver's Camp, Tanzania
10-Oct-2009 review: a true bush safari experience
Gibb's Farm, Tanzania
13-Oct-2009 review: Exquisite Cottage with mixed review
Kleins Camp, Tanzania
15-Oct-2009 review: Best night drives at Kleins Camp
Serengeti under Canvas, Tanzania
17-Oct-2009 review: Under Canvas casually elegant safari