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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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"Best holiday ever"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 6 Jun 2009 and 18 Jun 2009
"As we said before, perfect!!

All the transports were perfectly organized. The 3 places we stayed at were as we expected them (or better) and the choice was made with the help of Ellie, who spent a long time talking to us, explaining every detail and giving her gentle suggestions. She was always ready to answer anything at any time of the day. Thanks a lot Ellie!!

The best part of our trip was the waling safari at Impala. The days on the beach were really relaxing. We were a bit disappointed by Stone Town, but this is due to our expectations rather than any problem. We were expecting something different. Maybe the problem was that nothing could compare with the safari for us.

We will keep this part short in order to avoid repeating what we said for the prvious parts.

Best holiday we ever had!! The problem is we already want to go back..." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 4 on a Tanzania safari
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Ms O & Mr W

"Safari in Tanzania, short trip to Zanzibar"

I visited Tanzania and 2 other countries between 5 Jun 2009 and 20 Jun 2009
"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!" Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 7 on a Tanzania safari
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Mr S-S
West London


I visited Zanzibar between 19 Feb 2009 and 4 Mar 2009
"The Fisherman drivers were professional, smartly dressed with an adequate level of English, and were good, safe drivers. The vehicles were clean and well-maintained. The drivers all arrived punctually at the agreed pick-up times.

I was disappointed that I had to initiate the arrangements for the transfers from all three hotels. Particularly at the ZCH, the receptionist spent an entire morning trying to contact the Fisherman office (on the two numbers provided by EA) to arrange my pick-up to the airport. Although the telephone numbers were ringing, noone was picking-up. In the end the receptionist called Mr Ali's emergency mobile. If pick-up times had been agreed between EA and Fisherman, I was unaware of them. I suggest transfer times are included in the itinerary letter you send to customers prior to departure to avoid any confusion." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 7 on a Zanzibar holiday
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Mr & Mrs S

"Wonderful holiday - both bush and beach"

I visited Zanzibar and 1 other country between 17 Feb 2009 and 4 Mar 2009
"Claire and her colleagues at Expert Africa were extremely knowledgeable and helpful in putting together our package of safaris and beach holiday. In both camps our excellent guides had to use all their skills to find the game in such dense bush and over such large areas, but find it they did.

The sightings were excellent, the animals and birds less skittish than we expected, particularly in Ruaha, and the weather much drier and more settled than might have been at this time of the year. The Safari Camps and their staff were excellent in every respect, and we had the comfortable and relaxing time at Breezes that we hoped for – a great holiday, and we can't wait to return." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zanzibar holiday
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The K family

"A memorable family holiday"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 12 Feb 2009 and 22 Feb 2009
"I was drawn to Expert Africa by the quality of the website and this was supported by Eleanor understanding our brief straight away and sorting the itinerary. However we felt really let down when we had paid (I was given a 24 hour deadline to pay) and then told we couldn't do it because availability had not been checked fully and neither the suggested internal flights or suggested hotel rooms were available! It was then a scramble to try to find something that worked, which was more stressful than it should have been, involving compromise and additional cost on our part.

The trip itself was a wonderful experience and our expectations managed well. Expert Africa clearly know the accomodation in Tanzania and despite the early hiccup did deliver a great family holiday" Read full review: 10 nights in Africa; 6 on a Tanzania safari
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Mr & Mrs B

"a fantastic trip"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 10 Feb 2009 and 4 Mar 2009
"thank you expert africa for a job very well done

Suggestions for improvement:

how can i it was perfect" Read full review: 22 nights in Africa; 14 on a Tanzania safari
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Mr & Dr B

"A successful return!"

I visited Zanzibar between 7 Feb 2009 and 15 Feb 2009
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Mr & Mrs C

"We really enjoyed the whole experience."

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 5 Feb 2009 and 15 Feb 2009
"The title says it all really, we had a really great time at both the camp and the beach lodge. Would we go there again? To Tanzania....possibly, to Zanzibar....probably not, but we're really pleased that we did what we did. At no point were we left waiting for someone to pick us up or for something to happen - all the transfers were seamless and a credit to the organising team back at base, so thankyou Ellie, for organising us so well!

We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Expert Africa to any and everyone who wishes to travel to Africa and we look forward to dealing with you again.

Suggestions for improvement:

Absolutely none." Read full review: 10 nights in Africa; 4 on a Tanzania safari
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Mr & Mrs C

"A wonderful holiday"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 31 Jan 2009 and 13 Feb 2009
"It was a wonderful holiday.

We were very happy with all the places we went to and felt that Expertafrica had found places that really suited us. Everything worked like clockwork until the last flight home. We would (and did) recommend your company to other people and if we do another trip to Africa would certainly consult you.

Suggestions for improvement:

Can't think of any!" Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 10 on a Tanzania safari
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Mr H & Ms S


I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 29 Jan 2009 and 6 Feb 2009
"all went smoothly.

The first day was quite long and it appears that Asilia forgot to provide us with a lunchbox and so the camp had to make us a late lunch when we arrived" Read full review: 8 nights in Africa; 4 on a Tanzania safari
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