1 independent reviews for Nairobi to Dar-Es-Salaam overland tour

Reviews for Nairobi to Dar-Es-Salaam overland tour


review 20 Oct 2019

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

Watching lions and Cubs playing

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

Be prepared for long hours on a a pretty uncomfortable truck - roads are often very bumpy. Cook groups - better to see what the supermarket offers before deciding what to cook! As mentioned in the trip notes, showers were very variable so be prepared for cold water or little pressure.

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

I do. Money from the game reserves obviously helps protect the animals. Local people? I am not sure. We were not encouraged to use local markets, which many of us would have preferred. Otherwise, contact with local people was fairly minimal unless we took the initiative ourselves.

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

Very much as described, however some of the optional trips were not either offered or available, which was disappointing.

Read the operator's response here:

Hi Philippa, thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us. It's great to see that you gave our trip 4 stars. Wildlife viewing is something we could do all day long! Shopping in local markets is a central tenet of the way we operate our business so we were very surprised to read your comments about, 'not being encouraged to shop at local markets' We have discussed this matter with the crew that ran your trip and they were similarly surprised. We are sorry if you felt that this was the message that was communicated to you. Our local Tour Leader, running this trip, is fully committed to shopping in ways that best support local communities so we're not sure what happened in the communication here! Regarding contact with local people, the most meaningful, genuine interactions generally come when our travellers take some initiative themselves, so we actively encourage this. Sitting in a local bar, or restaurant, and striking up conversations can lead to some great conversations and insights! On the matter of 'Optional Trips' our Tour Leader could not think of any that we advertise that you were not able to do. We are very sorry if this was the case . If you could let us know which ones they were, this will help us look into this matter further. Again, thank you for taking the time to submit this review and thank you for choosing to travel with us. We hope to see you on another of our trips in the future.

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