Tanzania

Tanzania

Tanzania plays host to the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world, the highest mountain in Africa and some of the best pristine white sand beaches on the Continent. Its status as one of Africa's premiere safari destinations is bolstered by the presence of vast Serengeti plains, the wilderness regions of the Selous and Western Tanzania and the teeming wildlife cauldron that is the Ngorongoro Crater.

Our specialists know the best small lodges and camps, have climbed Kilimanjaro and explored the beaches of the Zanzibar archipelago and can tailor-make an itinerary to help you get the best out of this magnificent country.


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Itineraries

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Comprehensive and good value nine day safari tour of North Tanzanian National Parks with exhilarating daily guided game drives and comfortable stays in characterful tented camps.

Tailor-made Classic 9 days

Adults from $4,098 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $892 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,888 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $892 per person economy class from London

Superb 9 day fly-in safari featuring superb Asilia Camps in Tarangire, Ngorongoro Highlands and the Serengeti.

Tailor-made Luxury 9 days

Adults from $7,353 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $892 per person economy class from London

Stunning all inclusive Northern Circuit safari combines some of Tanzania's finest safari lodges with an incredible private island beach resort.

Tailor-made Luxury 11 days

Adults from $14,554 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $892 per person economy class from London

Our most popular Tanzania family safari including Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater & the Serengeti featuring good value camps with family rooms and swimming pools.

Tailor-made Classic 2 weeks

Adults from $5,351 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,083 per person economy class from London

Families from $4,800 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,083 per person economy class from London

Superb safari and beach holiday combining the vast Selous Game Reserve with idyllic Zanzibar Island.

Tailor-made Classic 9 days

Adults from $4,714 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $956 per person economy class from London

Families from $3,687 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $956 per person economy class from London

Explore Selous and Ruaha National Parks in Southern Tanzania and relax on the Tanzania coast.

Tailor-made Luxury 11 days

Adults from $8,356 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $701 per person economy class from London

Families from $6,696 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $701 per person economy class from London

The ultimate trek and wildlife adventure; climb Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, and then safari in the Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti.

Tailor-made Adventure 2 weeks

Adults from $4,458 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $828 per person economy class from London

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Accommodation

Mnemba Island Lodge

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Beautiful Private Island
- Great Scuba Diving
- Luxurious accommodation

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Private Reserve
- Migration Route Location
- Great Facilities

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Eccentric design
- Extraordinary views
- Private butler

Azura Selous

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Beautiful riverside location
- Stunning pool, spa, private plunge pools
- Game drives and guided walks
- Fishing and boating excursions

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Fixed Tented Camp
- High Specification
- Excellent Wildlife Location
- Swimming Pool

Kimondo Camp

Serengeti

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Mobile Safari Camp
- Follows Wildebeest Migration
- 9 Safari Tents
- High Specification

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Stunning elevated location
- Private reserve
- Luxurious, extensive facilities
- Premium service

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Exclusive, luxury property
- Pool, tennis court, spa, gym
- Game-drives and horse-back safari

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Asilia Africa Camp
- Great Big Cat populations
- Remote location
- Small exclusive camp

The Residence Zanzibar

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Beautiful Gardens & Beach
- Excellent Facilities
- All villas with private pools
- Massive infinity pool

Matemwe Lodge

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Relaxed Beach Lodge
- Lovely Beach
- Lush tropical Gardens
- 12 bedroom lodge

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Elegant, intimate camp
- Vehicle safaris, bush walks
- Wildebeest migration area
- Expert guiding

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Exclusive private house
- Tailored to families and groups
- Vehicle and walking safaris
- Flexible, personalised itineraries

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Intimate, mobile camp
- Follows the wildebeest migration
- Spectacular predator action
- Exceptional guiding

Pongwe Beach Hotel

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Family-friendly
- Superb water activities
- Luxurious dining experience
- Suites with private plunge pools

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Private game drives
- Excellent Serengeti location
- Ngorongoro Conservation Area visits
- Alex Walker's Serian portfolio

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 4 tents, intimate camp
- Private game drives & walking safaris
- Fly-camping
- Alex Walker's Serian Portfolio

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 8 tents, great for groups
- Private game drives
- Walking safari, fly-camping
- Alex Walker's Serian portfolio

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Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Private game drives
- Bush walks, fly-camping
- Cultural interaction
- Alex Walker's Serian Portfolio

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stunning waterside location
- Game drives, balloon rides
- Day trips to Lake Victoria
- &Beyond property

Klein's Camp

Serengeti

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Luxury lodge with exclusive feel
- Superb, uninterrupted views
- Broad range of activities
- &Beyond portfolio

Anna of Zanzibar

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Barefoot luxury beach retreat
- Fresh water swimming pool
- Excellent hospitality

Matemwe Beach House

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Wide range of activities
- Private villa and staff
- Superb diving centre

Greystoke Mahale

Western Tanzania

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Once in a lifetime chimpanzee experience
- Utterly remote location
- Luxurious lodge

Chada Katavi

Western Tanzania

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Fantastic game viewing
- Remote and beautiful location
- Traditional safari tented accommodation

The Highlands Tented Camp

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Superb elevated location, fabulous views
- Game drives, nature walks
- Cultural visits
- Asilia Portfolio

Entamanu Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Brand new, luxury tented camp
- Stunning, elevated location
- Good range of activities
- Nomad Tanzania portfolio

Jongomero Camp

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

-Remote, unspoiled location
-Luxurious Accommodation
-Overnight fly camping

Ras Kutani

Tanzania Coast

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Unspoiled coastline
- Fresh water lagoon
- Ideal Honeymoon location

Breezes Beach Club

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Popular beach resort
- Excellent Facilities
- Fantastic service
- Specialised Diving Centre

Fundu Lagoon

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Excellent diving centre
- One of the best adventure beach locations
- Access to the beautiful Mesali Island

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Tree house accommodation
- Night game drives
- Away from day visitors

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Luxurious, Mobile camp
- Follows the Great Migration
- Private butler service

Baraza Resort and Spa

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Family Friendly
- Fantastic facilities
- Exclusive, oceanfront villas

Unguja Lodge

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Remote Beach Lodge
- Family Villas
- Excellent diving / snorkelling

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Simple Tented Camp
- Northern Serengeti
- Basic En-suite tents
- Walking Safaris

Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Owner run and managed
- Central Stone Town location
- Excellent service
- Individually decorated rooms

Serena Mivumo River Lodge

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beautiful riverside setting
- Game drives and walking safaris
- Boat trips
- Fishing and birdwatching

Che Che Vule Villa

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Private villa with pool and staff
- Perfect choice for family
- Flexibility and privacy

Zanzibar White Sand Villas

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Small Luxury Resort
- 11 Villas
- Paje Beach
- Kite Surfing Center

Machweo

Arusha

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Peaceful Arusha location
- Boutique Guesthouse
- Perfect pre or post safari
- Swimming Pool & Restaurant

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Simple Tented Camp
- Comfortable En-Suite Tents
- Simple set-up
- Central Serengeti

Gibb's Farm

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Tranquil hideaway
- Beautiful cottages
- Guided walks
- Mountain biking

Selous Impala Camp

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Prime Rufiji River location
- Intimate camp with swimming pool
- Excellent wildlife in vast reserve

The Manor at Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stunning rural location with fabulous views
- 20 luxurious suites in 10 private cottages
- Horseriding, game drives, treks
- Pool, spa, superb gardens

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Lovely grounds
- Excellent Service
- Coffee Plantation
- Spa and pool

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Superb Big 5 game drives
- Grumeti River bush walks
- Luxury property in wilderness location
- Large pool, 20 spacious tents

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Tented camp
- Game-drives in Seronera Valley
- Grumeti River & Olduvai Gorge trips
- Swimming Pool

Sayari Camp

Serengeti

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Asilia Africa Lodge
- Permanent 9 Tent Camp
- Swimming Pool
- Walking and ballooning safari available

Dunia Camp

Serengeti

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

-Authentic safari experience
-Wildlife passing through the camp
-Migration viewing
-Excellent hosts

Oliver's Camp

Tarangire

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Intimate camp with exclusive feel
- Walking safaris, night drives
- Balloon safaris
- Fly camping

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stunning tree-top accommodation
- Walking safaris, night drives
- Cultural visits
- Spectacular birdlife

Escarpment Lodge

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Sumptuous accommodation and spa
- Game drives and walking safaris
- Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks
- Ngorongoro Crater visits

Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Excellent Ngorongoro Crater location
- Maasai village visits
- Guided walks
- Family friendly

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Lovely hilltop location
- Superb game drives
- Visits to Lake Magadi
- 12 tented rooms

Kilindi Zanzibar

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Infinity pools
- Beautiful suites
- Not family-friendly
- Overlooking Indian Ocean

Lazy Lagoon

Tanzania Coast

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Secluded location
- Fresh sea food
- Rooms onto beach

Ruaha River Lodge

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating

- Remote National Park
- Chalets have river views
- Lodge has elevated position over the plains

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Semi-permanent, mobile camp
- Excellent guiding
- Game drives, balloon safaris
- Local community visits

Essque Zalu

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Kids Club
- Views of Indian Ocean
- Jetty dining experience
- Gorgeous accommodation

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Away from the tourist trail
- Stylish lodge with private feel
- Game drives, guided star gazing
- Serengeti Cheetah Project

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Mobile camp
- Follows wildebeest migration
- Game drives
- Sanctuary Retreats portfolio

Shooting Star Lodge

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Relaxed small beach lodge
- Infinity Pool
- Lovely Gardens

Pole Pole Bungalows

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Unique local cuisine
- In famous Marine park
- On-beach accommodation

Rufiji River Camp

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Great location on the banks of the Rufiji River
- Traditional 14 Tent Camp
- Swimming Pool
- Down to earth and good value

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Spectacular views of wildlife
- Great game drives
- Hot air balloon ride
- High-quality food

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Fantastic game viewing
- Located in Serengeti
- Spacious and luxurious tents

Kono Kono

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Pristine beach
- Beach accommodation
- Fantastic Views

Sand Rivers

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stunning open-fronted rooms
- World heritage site
- Fantastic motorboat safaris

Kiba Point

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Private lodge
- Ideal for groups and families
- Fantastic Selous game reserve

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Great game drives
- Excellent staff service
- Superb location and views
- Luxurious accommodation

Kigelia Ruaha

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Pristine wilderness
- Intimate camp
- Family friendly safaris

Plantation Lodge

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Convenient for Ngorongoro Crater
- Lovely Gardens
- Swimming Pool
- Farm Walks

Siwandu

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Traditional safari camp
- Vast, unspoilt Reserve
- Fantastic staff
- Old favourite

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Fantastic bird viewing
- Private access to Lake Manyara
- Comfortable tented accommodation

Tloma Lodge

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beautiful scenery
- Cultural visits
- Rural location

Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Prime ocean front location.
- Variety of dining options.
- Swimming pool and deck with view.
- 52 Rooms and suites

Zanzibar Pearl Boutique

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Good value beach lodge
- Gorgeous beach
- Relaxed vibe
- Superb dive centre

Lake Manze Tented Camp

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Rustic tented safari camp
- Wilderness Location
- Comparatively good value
- Excellent wildlife

Farm House Valley Lodge

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Excellent for Ngorongoro & Manyara
- Large swimming pool
- Spacious rooms and lovely views
- Working farm tours

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Small comfortable bush camp
- 7 en-suite tents
- Central Serengeti location
- Good Family Tents

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Intimate setting in prime location
- Only five tents
- En suite hot bucket shower

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Safari Camp on the beach
- Game Drives
- Snorkelling and sand island picnics
- Dhow ocean sailing

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- 67 rooms, fabulous pool
- Forest hikes, game drives
- Cycling & canoeing

Ngorongoro Farm House

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Base for Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara
- Farm tours & treks with Maasai guides
- 51 rooms
- Pool and lovely gardens

Farm House Valley Lodge

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

-Game drives in Ngorongoro Crater
-Farm tours and treks with Masai guides
-30 spacious, comfortable rooms
-Pool, well-kept gardens

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beautiful lakeside location
- Superb game-viewing
- Balloon safaris, archaeological visits
- Comfortable, static camp

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Superb Big 5 game-viewing
- Archaeological visits
- Balloon safaris, Masai village visits
- Comfortable, good value accommodation

Chaka Camp

Serengeti

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Superb game-viewing
- Guided walking safaris
- Olduvai Gorge and Masai community visits
- Small camp with friendly atmosphere

Kiota Camp

Serengeti

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Spectacular game drives
- Wonderful birdlife
- Authentic wild safari experience
- Small, friendly camp

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beautiful lakeside location
- Night-time game drives
- Walking safaris, Masaai village visits
- Spectacular birdlife

Chumbe Island Coral Park

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Fantastic Snorkelling
- Pristine beaches
- Desert Island Ecolodge
- Basic Accommodation

Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Indigo Beach

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Kids Club
- Family-friendly
- Private gardens
- Overlooks Indian Ocean

Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Large resort
- Spectacular room views of Indian Ocean
- Great water sports activities
- Family-friendly

Pongwe Bay Resort

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Beautiful Beach
- Excellent Value
- Swimming Pool
- Large Tidal Range

The Tides Lodge

Tanzania Coast

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- One-day safari
- Big game fishing
- Reef snorkelling and diving
- On-beach accommodation

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Swimming pool
- Wildlife Sanctuary
- Gardens
- Convenient for Kilimanjaro Airport

Mchanga Beach Lodge

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beautiful, remote beach
- Good value
- Friendly, personal atmosphere

Echo Beach Hotel

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Unique dining
- Remote beach setting
- Good water-based activities

Fumba Beach Lodge

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Baobab suites
- Family-friendly
- Infinity pool with sea views
- Dhow-journey islet excursions

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Spectacular views
- Large pool
- Private game drives available
- Community visits and guided walks

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Tree-climbing lions
- Safari bike and walking trails
- Spectacular views of Lake Manyara
- Good value

Crater Forest Tented Camp

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Spectacular veranda views
- Rustic eco friendly camp
- Walking game trails
- Locally produced vegetables and coffee

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Good value camp
- Night drives and bush walks
- Good location in Serengeti savannah
- 35 tents

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Small, friendly camp
- Adjacent to Tarangire National Park
- Game drives, night walks
- Maasai Community visits

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Great views
- Spacious living
- Good walking excursions

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Good location
- Lovely ground
- Family rooms
- Solar heated pool

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 508 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

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