We really enjoyed the Safari experience with the local agency despite the disappointing lack of bird knowledge.
Tent With A View, ******* staff and accommodation were amazing.
********* is one of the best guest houses we have stayed anywhere in the world.
Tanzania is wonderful and we hope to go back on a bird watching holiday in the future.
The trip was organised very well. Airport pick ups were very good.
The first part of our Safari in Selous with Tent With A View at ****** was excellent. The guides knowledge of animals and birds, the food and accommodation were fantastic.
The stay at ******* was amazing. The room, staff and food were of the highest quality.
The rest of our Safari was with another local agency. The guide's knowledge of the animals, plants, trees and history of the parks was very good.
The accommodation at *******, *********, and *******were very good.
The staff, facilities and food were all very good. We particularly enjoyed ******** as the staff were excellent.
We saw close up views of the animals and got fantastic photographs.
********, Zanzibar was a beautiful place to rest up after the busy Safari. Once more staffed with lovely, friendly and helpful people.
Great food. We could almost turn vegetarian because of the wonderful vegetarian food that was on offer alongside other dishes. A stunning beach.
A bit of paradise on earth, as is Tanzania in general. Wonderful country full of lovely people.
We were particularly interested in the bird life of East Africa as well as the animals.
We were assured that our guide with the local agency would know all the birds and have a bird book with him.
Unfortunately this wasn't the case as there were very wide gaps in his knowledge. He knew some of the larger species but very little of the small, more interesting to us, birds.
We were very disappointed with this lack of bird knowledge.
It made it very difficult for us to try and identify them.
If it wasn't for the fact that we were able to get lots of photographs we would have had no chance of identifying a lot of birds we saw.
********* was the worst place we stayed. It was all facade and no substance.
It was supposed to be of the highest class but it was the only place where the room wasn't made ready for sleeping.
We even had the bed turned down and mosquito net prepared in the tented camp in Serengeti.
The food wasn't that good and the staff didn't seem to care.
Maybe we had been spoiled by the staff in all the other places.