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Holiday review by Natalie

Date of trip: 09/12/2012
Number of people: 2
Country: Tanzania

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "It was a great mix of relaxing and more active activities. The great thing is that we didn't see another tourist until we got to Zanzibar. Unlike other parks, we did not circle around animals with ten cars at the same time. We had the whole experience to ourselves. "
Tribes Service: "Yes, definitely a positive experience. The consultant was very helpful and quick to respond to any questions I had."
Guides: "All the staff of the places we stayed, the drivers, the guides,... were all very nice people. They were very friendly. The guides knew so much about the wildlife and nature."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "I definitely felt the difference with other holidays. The hotels were much more environmentally responsible and they benefited the local communities. I still had a feeling that more could be done to benefit local communities. The majority of the staff, usually the waiters etc, came from Dar es Salaam. I understand why, because they need to speak English and have certain skills, but I guess it would benefit the local community more if more local people were employed. Perhaps, they could be trained, or sent to hospitality school? Staff such as cleaning personnel or gardening personnel was usually local. Of course environmentally friendly safari trucks would be great as well, but I'm not sure if those exist already."


Sable Mountain Lodge
A great place with great people and great food just outside the reserve. From the room, we had a great view on the bush and we enjoyed the bush concert every night and morning. The staff is so friendly and helpful and the food is delicious. The Selous reserve is very beautiful and full of wildlife. Even without the wildlife it's a beautiful place. We didn't see any other tourists while on safari, because the lodge is well located a bit further from other hotels.
Simply Saadani
Great place with great people and great food. It\'s a beautiful place where you can relax on the beach or go on safari. This is not yet a very popular safari destination so you won\'t run into many other tourists while on safari. But we saw many buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, ... so it\'s definitely as good as any other park. The rooms are beautiful and everything is run on solar power.
The Slipway
Good place to rest after flying in. Simple but ok hotel.
The Zanzibari
Beautiful hotel on the beach. It was great to relax here after the hot safari week. The staff is very helpful and they can arrange any kind of trip for you. We had a late flight and the manager let us stay in our room until we had to leave for the airport. That was a great help! It's a beautiful place but a bit less authentic than the other places we stayed on the mainland.

Our Memories

"We were driving back to the hotel after an excellent game drive. All of a sudden we noticed a group of elephants close to the road. They crossed the road just a few metres from us. We had to stay quiet and wait until all of them passed. Our driver was ready to start driving in case they would focus our attention too much on us. It was a great moment!"
"We were moving a bit closer to see an elephant when we suddenly noticed that a group of lions was resting just a few metres away from us! It was both scary and exciting!"

customer rating

5/5 from 240 reviews

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facts and information

Time: GMT +3 hours

Flight time: Flights from UK to Tanzania take about 9 hours direct or 10-11 with a brief stopover en route if from Europe.

Language: Kiswahili and English are Tanzania's official languages. Although most people in the cities speak some English, a few phrases of Kiswahili are useful in more rural areas.

Visas: Most nationalities require a Tanzania visa, obtainable from the High Commission in London (or on arrival into International Airport.

Health: Most nationalities require a Tanzania visa, obtainable from the High Commission in London (or on arrival into International Airport.



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