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Holiday review by William Hurtley

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Date of trip: 07/08/2010
Number of people: 2
Country: Tanzania

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "Excellent"
 
Tribes Service: "Excellent"
 
Guides: "Good"
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Drivers were very environmentally aware."

Accommodation

 
The Swahili House
Very interesting and attractive ex-sultan's palace. The amount and steepness of the steps to access the rooms and rooftop restaurant, in particular, is foreboding! The room was equipped with air conditioning but the bed was uncomfortable and broke during the night! We had a good quality evening meal but choices were limited (unable to supply some of the menu) and breakfast was adequate. Great location for exploring Stonetown but expect to get lost many, many times!!
 
Mwagusi Safari Camp
A very well organised camp which retains a relaxed atmosphere. Perfect for an amazing safari experience. Service is superb - from the moment you arrive you feel SO well looked after! Staff are very well trained and fully attentive. Staying in the beautiful bandas allows you to be close to nature and fully experience the atmosphere. The food is an excellent mix of local and western dishes. It is so varied and superbly presented - you feel in awe of the chef and small catering team who manage to produce such amazing dishes (many served in magical outdoor locations) when the nearest town is over 3 hours away! Staff tailor the game drive experience to your wishes where possible and we were able to see 22 types of animal on our 5 night stay. Can only give massive praise to Mwagusi, it was a great place to enjoy our 25th wedding anniversary and the staff even made us a cake and cooked us a special meal!

customer rating

5/5 from 198 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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