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Company Owner, Benson, enjoying a cruise in Katavi

Company Owner, Benson, enjoying a cruise in Katavi

Benson Safaris Tanzania

(144 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
Company Owner, Benson, enjoying a cruise in Katavi

Company Owner, Benson, enjoying a cruise in Katavi

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 experience from start to finish

Thank you so much to Taz and the Benson Safaris Tanzania team for their support. The experience was really great especially for the time constraints in executing the trip. Taz was communicative and very supportive and thorough. I would highly recommend.

Benson Safaris created an amazing trip for my family to celebrate my daughter's Make A Wish trip!

Our guide Nelson was wonderful and so knowledgeable about the Serengeti and the awesome wildlife that we saw each day. Nelson was great at spotting the animals and answering all of our questions. We loved our accommodations and especially enjoyed staying in the tents and seeing the zebras, elephants and wildebeests from our porch. The service at all of our lodgings was top notch. The Tanzanian people are very polite and extremely helpful. This was a trip of a life time for our family!

We experienced tailored service from start to finish

We had no idea about what to look for in a safari holiday, so we got quotes from a number of operators we found on the web. All we told them was our planned dates. We went with Bensons because their response was full of positive suggestions and a detailed itinerary from the off. Pendo was a very responsive correspondent as we thrashed out the final itinerary and she got us hotels in all the price brackets we requested, mostly mid-range but one luxury two-night stay.
The only question mark in our minds at this stage was over payment of the deposit (and subsequently the balance of the account); if a potential client does not have a first-hand recommendation, it does feel a little risky to transfer large sums of money overseas to people we have never met! Surely there is a way to facilitate credit card payments? PS FYI sending scans of cards isn't a lot more reassuring than money transfers.
All that said, we couldn't fault the care taken of us when we got to Tanzania (a late arrival due to a missed connection was accommodated seamlessly). Throughout, we were in the care of our guide Amini, and travelling in a very comfortable Land Cruiser. We started with a long day's drive (10 hours) to the Western Serengeti. Even though this must have been a challenge for Amini, he still accommodated our desires to stop regularly to see wildlife, just because it was the first time for us, although he knew better views were available later in the trip. The Lahia Tented Lodge was a very special experience, all-inclusive with great service and excellent facilities, perched on a commanding bluff.
Amini took us for two days seeing every animal the Serengeti had to offer, we visited a Masai village then Ngorongoro, a staggering "lost world" where we enjoyed picnicking next to the hippo pool. Then we went to Lake Manyara, experiencing our only disappointment of the safari in not seeing tree-climbing lions (no fault of Benson's!). After a night at the Farm of Dreams, we rounded off our tour with a tour round the village of Mto wa Mbu. We got a great insight into a number of traditional lifestyles and crafts, followed by a nice lunch. We did rather regret having bought wooden souvenirs at the African Galleria when we visited the very craftsmen who were making and selling those products!
In summary, we had a wonderful trip with a friendly and knowledgeable guide, and from initial enquiry until our departure we were well looked after throughout by Benson's.

Unforgettable experience!!!

I was undecided between Tanzania and Kenya... Ever since the first minute communication with Bensons Safari with Pendo (unbelievably kind and efficient) or Benson was flawless and super fast and they convinced me about Tanzania. They arranged an amazing adventure for us in Tanzania, unforgettable game rides guided by our friend Peter, not only a professional and knowledgeable guide, but a wonderful human being, who now we call our friend!!!. My kids 17,15 and 10 managed to see all the animals in their wish list!!.
Special mention to Lahia Tented Lodge accommodations also and particularly the staff, Jesse,Eva, Joyce Ashura,James,Veronica and
Salomon... all of them made us feel pampered and special, they truly look that they love what they do and the privileged place they take care of!!. Our only regret was that our stay was too short.
I’ve always thought that an African Safari was a one and only lifetime experience but now thanks to Bensons team I know that hopefully this was only the first of many more to come ... unforgettable Tanzania!!

Safari, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar – Great organization and service

Communication and service provided by Benson Safaris was very satisfactory from the first day (starting in Germany) to the last. Despite some obstacles during the trip, such as a missed flight, the interaction with Benson was easy and problems could be solved fast and uncomplicatedly.
The accommodations suggested by Benson were all to our liking and we felt very comfortable at any point in our trip, so our expectations were definitely met. During the Safari we were accompanied by our tour guide Cassie. He was an excellent driver, fluent in German and great at spotting animals – just generally a very pleasant person to be around.
In addition to the safari we also had an amazing time climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. It was a great experience, which wouldn't have been possible without the incredible crew accompanying us up the mountain. Both, guides (Shaban, Dickson and Omary) and porters, made us feel safe and comfortable and helped us reach the summit with joy.
Also during our third part of the trip, Zanzibar, the service provided was great and especially the transportation was reliable and good.
If we are traveling to Tanzania again, Benson Safaris would be our first choice to plan the journey.

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