​User Reviews – Tanzania

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Miquel Nieto-Gallardo   –  
Spain ES
Visited: April 2007 Reviewed: Apr 2, 2012

35-50 years of age

Overall rating
5/5

I've been there three times. Two safaris and climbing the Kilimanjaro. Always a great experience. Lovely people; the sense of freedom. I love the way Tanzania smells.

Alie Sijbersma   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2008 Reviewed: Apr 2, 2012

Email Alie Sijbersma  |  20-35 years of age

Overall rating
5/5

Tanzania is a great safari destination, because you have everything you want on a safari in one country. You have the upscale tourist areas in the northeastern part of Tanzania, while there are plenty of off-the-beaten-track destinations around the country. The wildlife is amazing, with a great diversity and of course the Big Five. It has 2 parks where you can see chimpanzees in the wild. You can climb Mount Kilimanjaro (the highest mountain in Africa). Tanzania has gorgeous beaches and plenty of places where you can dive and see amazing marine life, can swim with dolphins, and perhaps spot a whale shark. Next to that, Tanzanian people are extremely friendly, helpful and hospitable, which will guarantee an amazing stay in this beautiful country. Moreover, in the last years many cultural events have developed, such as cultural villages, the Sauti za Busara music festival on Zanzibar, and the Zanzibar International Film Festival.

Aaron Von Hagen   –  
Canada CA
Visited: December 2011 Reviewed: Mar 29, 2012

Email Aaron Von Hagen  |  20-35 years of age

Overall rating
5/5

Tanzania was amazing! From our first stop in the Serengeti to our final destination of Zanzibar, there was always something to see and do. The people, the wildlife, and the scenery were all amazing.

We saw so much, yet there was still so much we hadn't seen! Even Kilimanjaro was covered by clouds!

Colin Wight   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: December 2007 Reviewed: Mar 27, 2012

50-65 years of age

Overall rating
5/5

The countryside and wildlife are beautiful, the people are friendly and you will see the best that Africa has to offer. Local flights, e.g. to Zanzibar are worth considering as the roads can be rough and slow.

Rick Johnson   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2008 Reviewed: Mar 21, 2012

35-50 years of age

Overall rating
5/5

In addition to Lake Manyara NP, we also spent 2 days in Ngorongoro Crater and 3 days in the Serengeti. The same advice should be followed as with Lake Manyara: find a good guide. The variety and number of animals and birds to be seen is truly astounding. From the cheetah hunt to the hot-air balloon ride, every turn presents a new and unexpected pleasure.

waynew   –  
Australia AU
Visited: March 2007 Reviewed: Mar 21, 2012

Email waynew  |  50-65 years of age

Overall rating
5/5

Tanzania offers it all !

Ralph Winter Visited: August 2011 Reviewed: Mar 18, 2012

Overall rating
5/5

Extremely dense wildlife population in many national parks and the Ngorongoro conservation area near Arusha, asbolutely recommended.

Sally   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2011 Reviewed: Mar 16, 2012

Email Sally  |  50-65 years of age

Tanzania offers world-class wildlife viewing - plus historic sites such as Zanzibar Stonetown.
Overall rating
5/5

Tanzania has very good infrastructure to support tourism. Most folks understand the benefits of the tourist dollar, and work to be sure guests have a positive experience. On my multi-day safari, we saw all the big five, plus many, many other animals. I'm not a birder, but the birders in the group were thrilled with all the species they observed. Weather was generally fine, although unseasonably cold and wet (snow) on the Kilimanjaro climb, oh well. Accomodations were quite adequate, especially if you have traveled in third world countries before and are not expecting western standards. It's just not the same. Not a foodie place, but that's not why you're going to Tanzania. A visit to Tanzania is a life experience - be sure visit Zanzibar, too.

Athena   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2010 Reviewed: Mar 16, 2012

20-35 years of age

Overall rating
5/5

There are lot's of safari destinations in Tanzania, more than a few the size of a small country and the wildlife viewing is incredible. The landscape is varied and gorgeous and the people of Tanzania are welcoming. I enjoyed birding considerably, though am not a serious birder - my trips to Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda, however, convinced me that birding is an exciting and fun hobby.

Ian Moore   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2011 Reviewed: Mar 14, 2012

Email Ian Moore  |  50-65 years of age

The place to visit for wold life safaris.
Overall rating
5/5

Simply put it was out of this world.
We travelled with Access2Tanzania who helped us plan the trip, where to go, where to stay, meeting our budget, etc, they were simply delightful to work with and I can not thank them enough for their help and patience as we worked on different agendas and pricing.

When we arrived in Arusha (we flew from Dulles on Ethiopian Airlines directly into Addis Ababa and then onto Arusha to arrive by early afternoon) we were met by our guide, Fulgence, and our personal vehicle. He was an excellent guide I would highly recommend him and A2Z. Instead of stopping for a night in Arusha, as is typical when flights arrive in via Amsterdam, we drove directly down to our first stop near Tarangire National Park. This allowed us to start seeing the animals early on the second day.
I have a web site where you can see where we stayed and which parks we visited (http://www.moorecs.com/Tanzania or my photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ian_moore/) and that should give you some ideas as to accommodations, places to see and, of course, the main attraction, the animals.

The tented camps are excellent and provide safe, clean and beautiful accommodations. We stayed two of our ten nights in a wilderness camp where you literally stay in a large tent and your hot water for a shower is brought to you in a bag - it is hoisted above the bathroom end of the tent. Toilets are chemical and at night you fall asleep to the sounds of lions in the distance, hyenas surrounding the camp and the night sounds of Africa - truly a great experience.
We would recommend the tented camps over the lodges which tend to be more European in nature, large dining areas and like a normal hotel anywhere in the world.

As for the animals - you will never go back to the zoo with the same excitement again. Our guide was brilliant in finding the animals and would sit as long as we wanted - you are not limited by the wants of others, simply what your group in your vehicle wants to do. We could stay out as late as we wanted and get up at times that suited us - but don't be lazy, the dawn rides out into the Serengeti for breakfast are worth the early rise. Getting up close to a prides of lions when it is only your vehicle anywhere to be seen is tremendous and our guide found remote locations where we sat for hours watching families of lions with their cubs (right beside our vehicle), a lion stalking a warthog, or a Leopard and her cub hauling their dinner, a gazelle, high into a tree - simply spectacular.

We would recommend that you take some time to visit the local villages or Masai boma. They really enjoy your visit and if you plan on doing this you may want to bring some small books or pencils for the children in the school. There are some pictures on my web sites of the children in the Masai school. You will find the Tanzanians to be a very welcoming people and happy to have visitors.

This is one of those bucket list of adventures and Tanzania has it all - wonderful people, great and varied accommodations and of course an unbelievable range and number of animals. Not to be missed.

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