Zanzibar: reviews from our travellers
Click below for unedited 'beach lodge by beach lodge' reviews written by our most recent travellers to Zanzibar:
"My trip to Africa"
Expert Africa's Anna Devereux Baker was exceptionally helpful when flight times changed, the Post Office went on strike and I needed a flight upgrade arranged due to back problems." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 9 on a Zambia safari
The only other thing I would have done differently (though we really liked Gibbs) was stayed within the different parks more. It's really a different feeling when you are in the park, every moment of the day, sleeping and eating, and it's also a much easier day. You can start your game drives earlier (close to dawn) and stay out later (close to sunset). This really makes a difference as that's when the animals may be most active and there is less driving to and from the park each day. Also, you can sleep later in the morning, etc.
This was something we weren't aware of when planning our trip and would have been good to know." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zanzibar holiday
"Overall trip feedback"
While we would recommed going to the Selous, we can not recommend the Lake Manze Camp. This camp was not a good match for us. However, the Lake Manze Camp was the only camp in Selous that had availability on our preferred days. We knew that there were risks with going to this camp as it was so new (in that there may be some procedures that may need to be worked out). We did not expect the full Italian experience. We were expecting that there would be an African experience.
We already talking about our next trip to Africa. We know that we will go again.
When we do, we plan on contacting Expert Africa.
Feel free to include us on the mailing list for your 2008 brochure. Thank you!!!" Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 7 on a Tanzania safari
"A great holiday to Tanzania"
We have used your expertise for 4 holidays on the trot - and expect to do so in the future. Clearly we are very happy with your service - you provide us with the expertise and very clear information we need. There have been no nasty surprises on any of the holidays because everything has been so thoroughly explained before we go.
On previous trips we have had to contact you whilst on holiday - what a service you provide - everything sorted out efficiently and immediately leaving no hassle for us. We feel absolute confidence in Expert Africa - so we cannot think of anything to improve on what you already do so well!!" Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 7 on a Tanzania safari
"A wonderful trip!"
This is our second trip with Expert Africa and both times I have been impressed with the level of personal knowledge and expertise of the advisors as well as their honesty. I have found this a huge help when making decisions about where bto stay and also I have been well prepared for each of the venues. Many thanks.
Suggestions to help us improve: The only comment i have is the reference in your note to the recommended use of travellers cheques for making payment in Tanzania/Zanzibar. Our experience was that most of the hotels/restaurants would not accept them due to the time taken for banks to transfer the money to them. It would be useful to adjust this information in your notes." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 9 on a Zanzibar holiday
Unfortunately wild dog were not seen at either park, but they appear to have been seen very rarely.
Forgot to say at Impala the laundry was part of the service. Had to pay for it at Mdonya.
Also the camp company are currently absorbing the increases in the park fees for Selous & Ruaha" Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 9 on a Tanzania safari
Thanks to Ellie to for being very helpful too." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 10 on a Zanzibar holiday
The locations you have choose were definitively what we wanted. We were very pleased and had a gorgeous time in Africa!
What a fantastic holiday! Superb accomodation, delicious food and, most notably, a very warm welcome and great African hospitality everywhere we stayed.
Thanks to all at Expert Africa for co-ordinating such an amazing holiday for us and for your patience with our ever-changing itinerary!" Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zanzibar holiday
"A lovely holiday"
We especially loved the stay in the bush" Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 6 on a Tanzania safari