Enquire or Call

UK: 01473 890499
US: 1-800-608-4651
You are here: HomeHolidayreview Id4812
Tanzania holiday ideas experiences accommodation places to go when to visit Tanzania map reviews

Holiday review by Hilary Jones

Name: Hilary Jones
Date of trip: 31/10/2011
Number of people: 2
Country: Tanzania

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "Our expectations of this trip after an earlier one to India to see tigers were very high - however our expectations were exceeded beyond measure!"
 
Tribes Service: "Julie listened very carefully to our requests and came up with an itinerary and accommodation that was absolutely perfect for us in every detail, based on here own experiences which of course made the difference."
 
Guides: "The guides and drivers (who were more often that not just as knowledgeable as the guides) were fantastic company and brilliant spotters. We liked it better then we had both a guide and a driver rather than when we just had the driver!"
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Good"

Accommodation

 
Sea Cliff Hotel Dar
Very posh hotel but we found the staff rather off-hand - we perhaps didn't look like the sort of guests they expected having travelled for the whole day through deep, deep mud and crossed a river in a dug-out canoe (very exhilerating). Having said that the lovely sea-view room and bathroom were very welcome after such a day.
 
Simply Saadani
It was very quiet here and we were the only guests apart from on the first night when there were two others. It was nice to be on the ocean! The roads here though were very rough and a couple of downpours made them very difficult to negotiate. However, it was a good place to have a rest and the food was absolutely amazing! Two huge lobsters on the last night!
 
Selous Impala Camp
Here we had a hippo under our banda! Right on the banks of the river, this was an idyllic location with your every need catered for. Great river trips, brilliant chance to see African Wild Dogs (very special) and the most gorgeous bush dinner for two. The staff were once again fantastic.
 
Sable Mountain Lodge
A fabulous setting with breathtaking views! Once again lovely staff and a fabulous swimming pool fed from a spring and then emptied every evening into a watering hole. Only did one game drive here which was great though we would have liked a guide and driver rather than just a driver who had to do the spotting himself (he was very good at it though).
 
Mdonya Old River
What an amazing place Ruaha is and Modonya Old River is totally embedded in the environment. Wildlife all around and in the camp - woken by grazing elephants in the morning, lions and hyenas in the night! Fantastic. The staff here felt like old friends and our candlelit dinner for 5 in the dry river bed will stick in our minds forever.

customer rating

5/5 from 174 reviews

our travel expert

TALK TO CHRISTINE
CHRISTINE
Start planning your tailor-made holiday to Tanzania. Tell us what you want, and we will tailor make your perfect trip.
Call: 01473 890499
PLAN MY TRIP
map-of-tanzania

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.

OUR SPECIALIST WEBSITES
Cruise the Galapagos
Costa Rica Specialists
Botswana Specialists
Go 2 Tanzania
Kili Climbs
Tribes Tailormade Travel

Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499

Help me plan my trip

* required fields

Please enter your address

Trip details

Yes No
Yes No

Other information

Yes No

All information supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy)

Brochure Request

Our “Book of Unmissable Travel Experiences - Book Two” includes some inspiring ideas which could be the holiday experience you’re looking for. You will find an online version of our brochure which you can flip through at your leisure.

* required fields

Please enter your address

Other information

Yes No

All information supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy)

Keep up to date with all of our offers, receive our monthly newsletter, and be the first to hear of upcoming sales and events.

* required fields
All information supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy )