3 independent reviews for Tanzania Selous safari holiday & Zanzibar

Reviews for Tanzania Selous safari holiday & Zanzibar

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review 9 Oct 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The safari in Selous was wonderful. Every day there was a surprise. The staff and guides are so friendly and the camp is perfect.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Don't trust Kenya Airways not to lose your bags, take a little of everything in your hand luggage just in case. The Rock restaurant near Paje is worth going to, unique location and delicious food.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I think so. I don't think Selou gets as much press as some other reserves so it was definitely good for our guides. We went on a Blue safari which was run by a local group of gentlemen who were keen to stress that a lot of the blue safari tours are not locally owned businesses (while the trip had a variety of things to do, each of them was pretty crowded so I'm not sure we'd do it again).

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was amazing. Selou was great. We stayed in the Hakuna Majwe which was perfect for kitesurfing at Paje. Then we went to the Pongwe Beach hotel which is probably our favourite of all time, so relaxing.

review 7 Oct 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Lake manze camp was the most memorable and exciting part of the holiday. It was absolutely perfect in every way. The variety and sheer number of animals and birds was beyond expectation, and all the staff we met, our drivers, the managers of the camp etc really went out of their way to do everything to delight us. It was a joy to be there, I only wish we could have stayed longer.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

You don't need a fleece in Selous. It's warm, at least, in September! US dollars accepted everywhere. Don't bother exchanging for tanzanian schillings. Lake manze camp does not take credit cards. Nowhere takes travellers cheques. Lightweight trainers are fine for this holiday. Towels provided. Breezes hotel splendid, beach towels provided. Reef shoes useful but can hire for 1 a day. Excellent food and cocktails! Excellent massage at the spa facility.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Certainly of benefit to local people both in Selous and in Zanzibar. Lake manze staff all local and ditto Breezes, who told me the hotel was a good employer. Not sure about environmental impact, although both locations showed evidence of attempts to reduce effects by e.g. not renewing towels except when requested.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It simply could not have been better. Even Air France failing to get our luggage back from Paris to Heathrow on our return could not detract from the superb experience. (It was delivered to our house the next day).

review 15 Jun 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The elephant walking past my tent most mornings. The friendly staff, the amazing views.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Budget for cab fares from pongwe beach hotel to do some activities.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Overall my holiday was amazing and I would recommend this trip to anyone.

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