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Zanzibar: reviews from our travellers

Click below for unedited 'beach lodge by beach lodge' reviews written by our most recent travellers to Zanzibar:

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H family
Surrey

"A lovely trip to Tanzania"

I visited Zanzibar and 1 other country between 29 Jun 2019 and 12 Jul 2019
"It was a lovely trip - the highlight was Ikuka which is a simply wonderful place which we cannot recommend enough - Zanzibar was lovely and Breezes was a very good hotel even if the kite surfing was a little disappointing.

The arrangements by Claire at Expert Africa were excellently done and the itinerary was great ( we would never have know of Ruaha without that knowledge). My sister and brother in law have already booked a Namibia trip with you based on our recommendation." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 6 on a Zanzibar holiday
Overall trip
Excellent
Prof W
Queensland

"Africa was awesome!"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 15 Jun 2019 and 30 Jun 2019
"Our trip was a truly fantastic and we would highly recommend it and Expert Africa to others.

The itinerary worked very well for us. We were met as we were told we would be - in each place and on time.

The choices of accommodation were spectacular, as was the food and service.

And the animals did not disappoint!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We would highly recommend Expert Africa. Our dealings with Maruska made our life so much better and she put together a marvellous plan." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 9 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs C
Suffolk

"Our trip to Tanzania/Zanzibar"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 1 Mar 2019 and 18 Mar 2019
"Overall it was a great trip and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on Safari. I forgot to mention that the old vehicles used at Beho Beho need replacing as the seats are very uncomfortable and bad for backs and the winches need dealing with to avoid potentially dangerous situations.

We are unlikely to return to Zanzibar and certainly not to Matemwe Lodge. If we had known how remote it was and how horrid the surroundings were we would not have gone there." Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 10 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Safari addict
UK

"Second trip to Tanzania did not disappoint"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 8 Feb 2019 and 15 Feb 2019
"All aspects of our trip to Tanzania ran smoothly as per the arrangements made by Expert Africa. My wife has mobility and dietary requirements which were managed satisfactorily.

The roads in Dar are not adequate to manage the volume of traffic so journeys take much longer than might be indicated by the distance. The airport is poor but a new one has been built and will hopefully be opening soon.

We have done a lot of safaris and prefer places that are more remote and uncrowded but with good facilities. Selous was a good choice in this regard. We did get to see wildlife but obviously not the volumes of the Serengeti etc." Read full review: 7 nights in Africa; 4 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs S
Weymouth

"My Feb 2019 trip"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 2 Feb 2019 and 16 Feb 2019
"We loved the trip and could not believe how close we were able to get to lions etc. Guides and drivers were excellent at both Reserves.

Reserves were relatively quiet so they were no queues of vehicles waiting to see specific animals.

Accommodation at both Reserves was as expected with a good bed, hot water and a toilet. Zanzibar as a place was a disappointment." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 10 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mrs & Mr S
USA

"Trip of a Lifetime!"

I visited Zanzibar and 1 other country between 14 Jan 2019 and 29 Jan 2019
"The majestic landscapes. The rich culture. The contagious joy from locals. Africa is magical! It gets down in your soul and you fall in love. Tanzania was perfect and having the opportunity to do both a safari in the Serengeti and a beach holiday in Zanzibar was a spectacular way to see this glorious country. We felt safe and welcomed everywhere we went. We can’t wait to return for another African adventure.

Expert Africa is a great company to work with and our agent Maruska did a fantastic job arranging our trip! The safari camp and hotels she chose for us were a perfect match for our taste and personalities. Everything was arranged including all shuttles. We had no worries (acuna matata). Maruska even had an anniversary surprise set up at all hotels for us. We will definitely be using Expert Africa on our next trip. Thanks Maruska!!! We absolutely loved everything!!!!" Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 6 on a Zanzibar holiday
Overall trip
Excellent
Mrs P.
Cumbria

"My Nov 2018 trip"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 16 Nov 2018 and 1 Dec 2018
"I have had the most wonderful holiday.

Everything was seamless with the arrangements and accommodation. The staff at the hotels and lodges were friendly and made me feel welcome and as if nothing was too much trouble.

The trip itinerary was informative and everything worked to plan.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No....I have been impressed with the way the holiday was planned and with the seamless way it all fitted together while away. The connections were all on time. I always felt that everything was taken care of...and each step of the holiday fitted into place without any stress......just what a holiday should be.

Thank you Expert Africa." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 10 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Ms P.
Minneapolis

"My Oct 2018 trip"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 25 Oct 2018 and 12 Nov 2018
"My daughter and I absolutely loved our safari and bush experiences. The bush camp staff were exceptionally committed, knowledgeable, and hospitable.

Unfortunately, we were terribly disappointed with the last part of the trip in Zanzibar." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 12 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mary
Cornwall

"Tanzania and Zanzibar Experience Oct/Nov 2018"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 24 Oct 2018 and 8 Nov 2018
"This was a wonderful trip and our first experience of a safari holiday. It exceeded all our expectations.

We didn't have to worry about any of the arrangements and were met when we were supposed to be met and given clear instructions of timings to be collected. The safari camps were different in their own way but were both most satisfactory. The free laundry service was an added bonus and our rooms (tents) were kept spotlessly clean and tidy. At Impala Camp we had our own Masai man to escort us to and from our tents in case there were any visiting animals. He was always there and yet was unobtrusive.

The only concern was the tipping system, particularly in Mwagusi Camp. Here it appears the staff were only given their tips once a year, including the guides. We would have preferred to tip the guides separately as we did in Impala. We were put in a difficult position and this needs to be sorted.

It is essential to have cash! Neither camp had the facility to pay by card. We also needed to pay by cash at the hotel in Dar es Salam because their internet was down.

Pongwe Beach Hotel was almost the icing on the cake." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 9 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs L
Herts

"50th Wedding Anniversay trip"

I visited Zanzibar and 2 other countries between 22 Sep 2018 and 6 Oct 2018
"A wonderful trip which is going to be difficult to follow.

The logistics worked out exactly right, and thank you Claire for the little extras that appeared at several of the stops to recognise our anniversary." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 5 on a Zanzibar holiday
Overall trip
Excellent
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