Holiday review by Ms. Christine Parker

Name: Ms. Christine Parker

Date of trip: 26/05/2017

Number of people: 2

Flying in a light aircraft over Tanzania was amazing. Ruaha national park and the river lodge was spectacular. The end of the rainy season had left the area unexpectedly green. The weather was perfect only getting really hot between 1 and 3pm. The wildlife was in fabulous condition and actually having more grass made animal spotting more fun as you could really see how they could blend in. Spectacular location.

  • The Seyyida Hotel


  • The lounge bar at The Seyyida


  • The Seyyida accommodation


  • The Seyyida reception


  • Beach at low tide at Unguja Lodge on Zanzibar, Tanzania © Unguja Lodge

    Beach at low tide at Unguja Lodge on Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Tribes Overall:

Well organised visit sadly let down by KLM bumping our Amsterdam connection to Manchester by 6 hours

Tribes Service:

1 minor problem with the transfer documents which was instantly corrected. I firmly believe that when there is a problem that is when you find out how good an organisation really is. As I say the response was instantaneous.


Alex at Ruarha River Lodge was fantastic. Knowledgeable, gentlemanly, safe and enthusiastic. Highly recommended I am a terrible backseat driver but felt completely safe even 3 feet from a pride of lions.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

I was able to offer dental advice and website links to the locals in Unguga and to the team in Ruaha .I also left information with them to disseminate to the local school and their villages.

The places you stayed

The Seyyida Hotel

The Seyyida Hotel


Stonetown is a rather humid and damp place. The staff were great and the room was really beautiful but smelled rather damp. The bathroom needed some attention .Breakfast on the roof terrace was very pleasant.

Beach at low tide at Unguja Lodge on Zanzibar, Tanzania © Unguja Lodge

Unguja Lodge


As we were the only couple here we felt very spoiled. The lodges were fabulous .The service and food were excellent the chef even cooked a traditional Swahili meal for us at our request. The manager was very pleasant and the pool area was also very pleasant. The addition of a colony of monkeys was very charming.