Written on: July 26, 2016
I visited in November 2015
I am still buzzing from my safari with Mind & Soul Travel. From the start the team has been wonderful with replying to our emails and providing us with all the information we needed before arriving in Tanzania. Susanne was especially helpful. We was on a short 3 day safari as we wanted to go to Zanzibar.
Our driver guide, Toyota, was a brilliant companion during our trip. Fluent in English, very informative on the animals, great at finding the perfect spot to get the best photo opportunity and the most impressive eye-sight I've experienced. He spotted a shadow in a tree 2 miles in the distance which we discovered was a leopard when we got to within half a mile. The car was in good shape, not as modern as some of the other safari companies but did the job well.
The accommodation was a great choice. A lodge in Ngorongoro, as the altitude was cold and although Rhino Lodge didn't have the views over the crater being next to the forest meant a lot of wildlife passed through. We had buffalo grazing near our room at night. The tented lodge, Tarangire Safari Camp was superb. Great food, amazing views over Tarangire and the incredible wildlife small and large wondering through the camp was fantastic. We added a night game drive at Tarangire and saw some great stuff which would have been otherwise impossible to see.
The flight to Zanzibar in a small plane was wonderful especially the last 10 mins when we flew over small reefs, islands and the chaotic roof tops of Zanzibar. Susanne suggested accommodation based on our wishes and we were not disappointed. The beach lodge had lovely rooms, calm atmosphere with great service. Situated on the beach front with great views for the sunrise. Lots of local activity and lots of activities including Scuba diving available. The hotel in Stone Town was a great end to the trip. Situated in the heart of city the hotel had a teahouse restaurant with exceptional views and the meal served was delicious with traditional local music performed.
We had a fantastic time with Mind & Soul Travel and we highly recommend them to anyone. My only regret is not adding a few more days on to the trip so we could have gone to the Serengeti.
In December 2015 we went on safari with Mind & Soul Travel ltd and, as I'm organizing our pictures, I'm thinking of all the good times we had. As a thank you to them, for organizing our wonderful trip, I would like to warmly recommend them and share with you our thoughts.
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