Augustine picked us from the aiport at Dar Es Salaam , We were very
satisfied with our day trip arround City…which we finished with a late
On the next day we sailed across the Indian Oean by fast Ferry to Zanzibar …In Zanzibar Augustine arranged us tour over beautifull Stone Town where we move in time and feel the atmosphere of colonial time where the local climate easily penetratess into the coral stone from which most of the buildings are built. There we also had the pleasure to do shopping at local Galleries of paintings and shops full of local souvenirs . We also been gests at Spice Farm where everything turned out just fantastic…and we had wonderfull time.
Augustine shared with us stories about the culture and life in Zanzibar and Tanzania.
Thank you Augustine ! I will cherish all the good memories and pass them on and recommend you to anybody who might have travel plans to Tanzania and Zanzibar.
We spent 2 weeks in Tanzania, both mainland and Zanzibar island.
Throughout the whole time we spent in Tanzania, Augustine checked if we are well and enjoying travelling.
We started our trip arriving at Dar Es Salaam late night and discovered that our hotel cancelled its airport shuttle. Luckily, we contacted Augustine (highly recommended professional guide who is also a med student, owner of Tanzania Travel Diary), he arranged us transportaion and came also to meet us as we landed. Augustine helped us buying a sim card and change money. Augustine made us feel very comfortable getting arround and took care for all of our needs.
After a safari trip ( which when we were there Augustine even offered to talk to our Safari operator in order to resolve problems we had there), we met him again at the Zanzibar airport, with a very warm welcome. In Zanzibar Augustine teamed up with Natty from Natty Crew and arranged us tours all over the island (stone town, mnemba, prison island, spice farm, Jozani forest, kuza cave and many more).
We had wonderful time, Natty and
Augustine shared with us stories about the culture, the life in Tanzania
and even about their personal life.
*Augustine provides also tours at Dar Es Salaam, we didn’t have the time to go on a tour there.
In conclusion, if you want to get to know Tanzania and it’s culture and to have a professional guide who will most likely become a new friend of yours – choose Augustine.
We had a fabulous time with Augustine and his driver Junior. We were three, myself (36years) and my parents (mid-70s), and had arranged the trip via email, with Augustine providing us with different itineraries but then on the day itself we had plenty of flexibility to do and see what was best, given my father’s struggles to walk.
Augustine and junior picked us up at our hotel in Oyster Bay then we drove to the fish market which was incredible (despite my reservations!), so bustling and active, then we walked through different interests points in the centre of Dar, to Kariakoo market, and then onwards for an afternoon to Bagamoyo. It was a full, full day, but felt very relaxed.
The best thing about the trip was Augustine’s deep knowledge, passion, and openness to share his insights into Tanzania – that was the real bonus and why we chose to go with Augustine compared to a larger tour operator. He was great fun to hang out with and will always make a plan!
The only thing we would have changed was to reduce the time at Kaolo and have more time in Bagamoyo, but given that it had been a spontaneous extension to Bagamoyo we didn’t do too badly.
Also enjoyed reading about the day on Augustine’s blog afterwards, made us all chuckle when back home in the UK and South Africa.