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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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Honeymooners
Bromley

"East Africa - what a great place for safari"

I visited Zanzibar and 1 other country between 20 Sep 2008 and 7 Oct 2008
"Our trip was incredible; a trip of a lifetime which was exactly what we wanted for our honeymoon.

The trip was really well balanced between safari (6 days/2 camps) and beach (8 days) - altough we could very easily have done another 2 or 3 days safari at the end, having had a short break from it to recuperate!

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The advice we were given was excellent and the trip was great!" Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 10 on a Zanzibar holiday
Overall trip
Excellent
R family
Berks

"Wow what an experience"

I visited Zanzibar and 1 other country between 20 Sep 2008 and 5 Oct 2008
"This was a pretty special trip for us - taking our three grown up sons and their other halves on safari and then onto Zanzibar. The excitement and joy everyone experienced was worth every penny we spent.

The trip was talior made to our requirements thanks to Expert Africa. Every aspect of the holiday was discussed - recommendations made - our likes and dislikes taken into account - suggestions adjusted to fit the budget set . I cannot praise them highly enough.

They could not have picked a better camp for us to stay in . We will never forget the thrill of finding a leopard and the priveldge of being able to sit quietly for over an hour observing her - following her every now and then. And then there were the lion pride with their youngsters - playing with each other and their parents - watching a male lion gently licking and nuzzling his son. All this from about five feet away.

Wild life wandered in and out of camp during the night and the sounds were magical as we lay in our huge beds in luxurious tents.
'There was nothing about the holiday that wasnt good - even being chased by an elephant we put down to experience - because we trusted our guides and rangers to help us out of danger.

we have almost 2,000 photos between us to recapture every moment and relive the experience all over again.
Zanzibar - total chill out - total removal from the reality of day to day life at home. And the snorkelling - wow!!

So thank you Expert Africa - I will definetley be recommending you to anyone who is thinking of a trip to africa.

Suggestions for improvement:

I cant think of anything that needs to be adjusted - apart from the credit card companies charging a surcharge if you want to pay by credit card!!" Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zanzibar holiday
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs S
Winchester

"Aim Achieved"

I visited Zanzibar between 20 Sep 2008 and 5 Oct 2008
"We achieved everything we set out to do. 7 days of rest and idleness, followed by 7 days of researching my past ,from the age of a few months to about 4 years old., and going on Town, spice, forest and dhow tours.

The highlight was a visit to the extraordinarily well -organised Archives Office, where we were quickly able to read a full dossier on my father, who was Deputy Commissioner of Police 1926-1939, together with the record of some riots in 1936 when my father was injured.

We also identified two houses near the lawcourts, one of which must have been our home (one is now the Egyptian Consulate, and the other is a government office" Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 14 on a Zanzibar holiday
Overall trip
Excellent
Eagle owls
Yorkshire

"A first visit to Africa"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 13 Sep 2008 and 26 Sep 2008
"All of the help we received from Expert Africa was of the highest standard and sent us on our trip with great confidence.

Just a couple of points. We did not realise how tiring the safari travel would be between camps especially to Tarangire and we feel that visitors should be strongly advised to stay there for 3 nights. Also on returning from Tarangire to go to Zanzibar we flew from Manyara to Arusha, with hindsight we feel it would have been better to have travelled by road to Arusha.

Finally, Fishermans tours were also excellent. We booked a tour to a spice farm and also atour around Stone town. Our Guide around Stone Town, Kassim, was excellent. Informative and helpful and of the same high standard of guides that we had received all the trip

Suggestions for improvement:

Could you please provide a map of area that we are to visit ?

This has been for us an excellent experience. A trip of a lifetime. Thank you all." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 7 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
H family
Hampshire

"Selous, Ruaha and Zanzibar - magical!"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 6 Sep 2008 and 21 Sep 2008
"A fantasitc trip. I really can't fault it.

Beautiful and contrasting places to stay with universally friendly staff and amazing wildlife encounters that I'm sure we will still be talking about in many years to come!

Extremely efficient organisation meant all we had to do was enjoy! Thinking of our next trip already!

Thank you.

Suggestions for improvement:

I really can't think of any!" Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 8 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
The zebras
Newcastle

"Two very satisfied customers"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 6 Sep 2008 and 21 Sep 2008
"We loved every minute of our whole trip and felt we were given good advice and information on all the places we visited. We felt we could have every confidence in Expert Africa and we weren't disappointed, would recommend them to anyone planning a safari." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 8 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Golden jackals
UK

"Fantastic"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 6 Sep 2008 and 19 Sep 2008
"Expert Africa got it right every time.

We did everything in the right order and their advice really made a big difference. It was worthwhile using Expert Africa, Other independent travellers did not always seem to get the same quality of experience that we got.

The entire trip was the best we've ever had and we are quite used to travelling in the developing world." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 8 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
The Weaver birds
UK

"Holiday of a lifetime"

I visited Zanzibar and 1 other country between 30 Aug 2008 and 12 Sep 2008
"This was planned as the family`s special holiday of a lifetime. We are a family of 5 - our `children` are now 20, and twins of 18 yrs.

Without exception, everyday was enjoyable and exciting. We saw and experienced something new everyday and learned a lot from the trip. We would have stayed on if we could.

The highlights - elephants in the tented camp; sunsets over the lake; swimming with dolphins off Zanzibar. Fantastic.

Suggestions for improvement:

It would have been useful to know how much cash we would need for the trip - given that we were far from banks most of the time.. However, it was easier to use credit cards than we were led to believe. Would also advise clients to arrive in Tanzania with small denominations of cash for tipping porters etc. - whether dollars,pounds or euros, or shillings on arrival." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zanzibar holiday
Overall trip
Excellent
Parrot fish
UK

"An amazing honeymoon in Tanzania!"

I visited Zanzibar and 1 other country between 25 Aug 2008 and 2 Sep 2008
"We had high expectations of our 9 day honeymoon to Tanzania - of seeing some great wildlife in Selous, of the clear waters and white beaches of Zanzibar and the hustle and bustle of Stone Town. All our expectations were met and even exceeded whilst on safari." Read full review: 8 nights in Africa; 4 on a Zanzibar holiday
Overall trip
Excellent
Nightjar Family
UK

"Fantastic Holiday in Tanzania"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 21 Aug 2008 and 5 Sep 2008
"Well organised, all ran to plan, enabling us to have a fantastic holiday with a great standard of game viewing and accomadation.

We will use Expert Africa again." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 7 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
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