Review by: John Helmer

Overall Impressions

Trip and experience was amazing! Great animal sightings, people, and memories

Countries Visited


Great mix of urbanization/ modernization mixing with the historic and cultural aspects

Accommodation Visited

The Residence Zanzibar

Hotel, room, and staff were great. We especially enjoyed the private pool at our villa. The food was a little underwhelming for the resort

Legendary Serengeti Camp

The tent camp was an incredible experience and the staff were wonderful. We got to know and loved everyone, especially our guide Isack. The intimate feel of the small tent camp was truly special. The open plains of the Serengeti provided breathtaking views and backdrops.

Little Chem Chem

The camp at Little Chem Chem was a very unique experience as the zebra and wildebeest loved to graze near the camp/ eating area. We saw a few herds of 100+ animals and they came right up to the truck. Being so close to the animals brings a new perspective and was incredible.

Mwiba Lodge

Mwiba was outstanding! The lodge and rooms were a level above anything we have experienced and the staff were knowledgable, engaged, interesting, professional, personable, etc. We cannot speak more highly about the Mwiba lodge, location, experiences (sightings and cultural), and people. We have made some lifelong friends through the unique experiences at Mwiba that we will cherish forever.

Staff Review

Monique was very knowledgeable and helped us to create the prefect trip. She listened to our desired and designed a trip with everything we wanted. She kept us informed of any changes to our itinerary and was always checking in beforehand to make sure everything was planned and that we were informed. We would definitely recommend using both Mahlatini and Monique for African safari planning.