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Holiday review by Marcus Rutherford

Name: Mr. Marcus Rutherford
Date of trip: 01/02/2016
Number of people: 1
Country: Tanzania

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "Since I have used Tribes to organise the previous three trips I have made to Tanzania, their expertise is taken for granted. However this year the rains in the region were unprecedented and arrangements made, had to be remade on hours notice. Christine managed it brilliantly and the whole trip went swimmingly - appropriately, given the amount of water there was about. "
 
Tribes Service: "Christine was completely knowledgeable and really helpful in planning the trip."
 
Guides: "The best guiding was in Ruaha with Jimmy, at Mwagusi River Camp. The Masai guide at Rufiji River deserves a special mention too - excellent birding and great knowledge."
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "I visited the NGO at Mufindi which I had not thought would be a highlight, but it was. Getting up to Kitulo was a real challenge, but (with the benefit of hindsight) worth staying in the local village for."

Accommodation

 
Selous Wilderness Camp
Since the camp was pretty much washed away, and I did not get to stay there, it has to have been terrible, right? actually this is unfair, as I was put up in the very comfortable Rufiji River Camp which was no great hardship at all, and the birding in the area was great.
 
Kichaka Camp
I never made it to Kichaka, and had been looking forward to it a lot. However, since the weekly supplies could not reach the camp either, I was pretty pleased to have been relocated to Mwagusi, which is a superb camp. The management was brilliant in adapting to suit the rapidly changing weather conditions and in making sure my own experience was as good as they could possible make it. Simon was hugely knowledgeable, and what was very impressive was the huge effort he went to, to pass this on to all the guides. There was even a little class room on site to lecture them on bush-craft and such skills

Our Memories

"The sheer adventure of it all as well as the considerable relief getting back alive and in pretty much one piece, all thanks to Christine and the wonderful people she contacted on the ground in Tanzania"

customer rating

5/5 from 174 reviews

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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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