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"Benson Safaris: Thrilling Adventures Await!"

"Benson Safaris: Thrilling Adventures Await!"

Benson Safaris Tanzania

(223 Reviews)
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Tanzania Tanzania
10-20 employees (Founded in 2006)
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Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Tanzania TZ
"Benson Safaris: Thrilling Adventures Await!"

"Benson Safaris: Thrilling Adventures Await!"

Benson Safaris Tanzania is a TALA Licenced Tour Operator & experts in the safari industry, specialising in wildlife safaris, mountain treks & beach breaks. Their all-inclusive itineraries are rich in culture & content, offering an unrivaled choice of activities & cultural highlights plus once in a lifetime experiences at exceptional value. There are no surprises, except for the good ones! They are a proud member of the Tanzanian Associated of Tour Operators, the Tanzania Tourist Board and IGS.


Great Operator - Fantastic Driver-Guide

We found Benson Safari very reliable. Communication with Peris was fast and efficient. She easily accommodated the needs for our trip.

Everything went perfect in our week long Safari, from finding our driver guide Zablon at Kili airport to drop off a week later at Kokatende airstrip.

Our itinerary was Tarangire, Ngorogoro, central serengeti and north serengeti.

Benson set us up in lovely lodges, with special mention to Kubu Kubu in Central Serengeti. The view is incredible, and the rooms luxurious. Serena Manyara was in a good location but a bit outdated. Mara under canvas is the definition of Glamping. Beautiful grounds and very comfortable tents, with hot bucket shower! Service was impeccable everywhere.

Zablon was fantastic as our driver guide. Patient, knowledgeable and always in good mood, always making sure to get the best viewing spots. We spotted the big 5 and much more. The migration crossing at the Mara river is something indescribable.

My wife celebrated her birthday during our trip, and Benson arranged for a surprise ar the Mara Under Canvas lodge. That was very special!

Hakuna matata!

An amazing tour and a great team!

We booked this safari last minute due to a change in our plans. After looking at about 10 different companies and messaging 5, we settled with Benson’s Safaris due to the personal touch we felt right from their first reply. While we had a few specific items we wanted to do over our planned 11 days, many of the companies just sent us a standard 8 day package. However Benson (and Peris) listened to us and recommended a package that included everything we hoped to do. Also, although we only first contacted them with 3 days to go, we managed to get an extra day very short notice and they were able to adjust our plans again!

From our first meeting we felt that Benson had our enjoyment as his first priority. Our guide, Liberatus, picked us up from the airport (without complaint, even though he had to wait several hours due to our flight being delayed). We met Benson the next day and he remained in touch throughout our trip. However Liberatus was an excellent guide and we saw every animal we were hoping to see and more.

We did a day at Kilimanjaro for a bit of a hike, as we plan to climb it and thought it might be good to see what the area was like. Then we stayed at Serval Wildlife which is expensive but an amazing experience (also no drinks there, so if you want wine in the evening bring your own!). I would recommend doing Serval at the end of your trip though, as you get so close to the animals! We did one day at Tarangire National Park which is an amazing place. We certainly could have done another day there. We then did a very bumpy drive to Lake Natron, because Lily wanted to see the flamingoes! It is an amazing place, really beautiful barren nature. But be warned, the drive is not smooth (even by usual standards here!).

Then we had 5 days in Serengeti National Park. We paid more to stay inside the park but it was worth it to wake up to herds of gazelles each morning and to hear the animals right outside! Liberatus is a very experienced guide, we saw lions every day, massive herds of wildebeest and zebra, even more hippos than Lily had hoped for (!!). We saw a cheetah eating and another time one jumped on our truck! Also managed to see a leopard with her prey in a tree. For me the highlight was a massive herd of over 60 elephants for which Liberatus placed us right at their watering hole. An amazing sight!

We did the Miracle Balloon flight over the Serengeti, which is well worth the money (and the early morning drive meant we did a bit of ‘night safari’ - we actually saw a pride of lions eating their meal right by the road!). We also did a day/night at Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. That is an amazing place, unique really and we could have spent a few days there!

Ultimately however long you spend here it wont be enough, but Benson and his team will make sure you get the most out of it. We really appreciated the personal touch. We paid a bit more than we planned because it was just the 2 of us, and we decided to stay in the nicest lodges. But to be honest you’ll be so tired each night I’m not sure you need too much comfort to sleep! We both highly recommend Benson’s Safaris and we’re very pleased we did our trip with them!

Thank you Benson, Peris, Liberatus and the rest of the team x

Professional, committed and smooth

Being Tanzania and safari first-timers, traveling with children, one may prefer to book “everything” through a tour operator established back home. Wanting to tailor make our trip, cut costs and maximize the positive local impact of our spendings we instead asked for quotes from three operators via safaribookings, one of them being Benson Safaris Tanzania.

From the very first contact, Benson Safaris have been impressively professional, committed and smooth. They made sure they understood our preferences correctly and swiftly gave us a few different budget options. They were flexible and attentive during our bit of tossing and turning before deciding. All in all, excellent communications and service before the trip! Since we’ve looked into several tour operators, we also believe Benson Safaris offer excellent value for money.

When finally in Tanzania we were met by our driver/guide as planned, who in a committed and knowledgeable way was our companion during our amazing safari. Making sure we got to see our personal favorites (everything from the lion king to the ugly five) and even the Great Migration (which isn’t necessarily on one’s doorstep). Keeping us safe and happy from the first hello to the very last goodbye!

We highly recommend Benson Safaris Tanzania to other travelers! Special thanks to Benson, Fortune & Zablon for a fantastic safari and family adventure!

Benson Safaris is the best Tour operator, for the best price you get the best quality.

At first we thought that is was quite much for a three day Safari with the Ngorongoro Kreta and Serengeti but as soon as we reached the Serengeti we knew that is was definetly worth it. You will have this kind of experience only one time in your life. Everything was perfekt, from the pick up to the drive with Lunch boxes to the drope off on the third day. We are so delighted about Benson himself and his stuff because everybody is so kind and heartwarming. It made you really feel comfortable. It was my second time with Benson Safaris and I will do it a third time again this year because I just love it.

Benson Safaris - best experience ever!

As a family, we had a great time traveling with Benson Safaris! Even though rainseason already started, our guide was able to find wonderful places and animals to see. We were able to visit 3 NPs in 3 days. Our guide was very friendly, great with the kids and a skilled driver.
We stayed at a comfortable campsite with pool and lovely surroundings. The cook treated us with delicious food and lunchboxes during the day. Worth the money. Thumps up!

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