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Hilary and Martin - owners of Suricata Safaris

Hilary and Martin - owners of Suricata Safaris

Suricata Safaris

5.0/5  
(109 Reviews)
Office In:
Tanzania Tanzania
Size:
10-20 employees (Founded in 2016)
Tour Types:
Budget & mid-range tours with set start dates and a fixed itinerary
Destinations:
Tanzania TZ
Hilary and Martin - owners of Suricata Safaris

Hilary and Martin - owners of Suricata Safaris

Suricata Safaris is a company dedicated to higher standards. We provide a unique dream travel experience in Tanzania. Magnificent images and most importantly, amazing wildlife and People. Our trips include Safari tours to the most emblematic parks in Tanzania, hiking experience at Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru as well as excursions to local tribes (Hadzabe [Bushmen], Gidangodigi [Blacksmith], Datoga.

Reviews109

Amazing Safari with a fantastic, ethical company
5/5

We have just returned after an amazing 7 day Safari with Suricata Safaris. We were so impressed with every aspect of the service we received from beginning to end.

Having arrived in Kilimanjaro airport at 4am we were met by a driver who drove us to our hotel in Arusha. Suricata had arranged for us to have a very early check-in which enabled us to get a few extra hours' sleep. We were then met later that afternoon by two of the owners, Hilary and Prince who introduced us to Ezekiel our driver, and Benjudah, our cook.

Our Safari started the next day at 8.30am. We are a family of 5, and so had our own private tour. We went to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro national parks. Each park was very different, with different landscapes and animals. We saw so much wildlife in each park, and over the week we saw four of the big five (with the exception of rhino). Because we had 7 days, we had time to head to the Mara River in northern Serengeti and saw the wildebeest and zebra cross the river during their migration. This was definitely a highlight.

Ezekiel was a great driver, and an exceptional guide. He had so much knowledge of each of the parks and all of the wildlife. He knew just where to look for the animals and never failed to answer any of our questions (and there were many!). Each evening Ezekiel joined us for dinner to an amazing feast prepared by Benjudah who created incredible dishes, from his little box of ingredients. Each meal - whether breakfast, lunch or evening meal - was so delicious, varied and healthy.... Even our 3 boys loved every meal! Some of our 'picnic’ lunches were even served on white crockery while those around us were eating from cardboard boxes!

We chose a budget Safari and 4 of the nights were spent in 3 different public campsites. Each site was in a spectacular position within the national parks, and each night we could hear hyenas or lions roaming nearby, while zebra and even an elephant roamed freely around the campsites. Facilities were very basic and not always clean, but we felt it was still worth it to be in the midst of the park.

At the end of our trip, we returned to Arusha for one more night in a hotel (again included in the package). Hilary and Prince were there to greet us. However, the service did not end there. Prince was so helpful and enthusiastic and arranged for one of the Suricata drivers to take us to a restaurant where he knew we could get a good meal for a good price, and also helped us arrange transfers for the next part of our holiday in Zanzibar.

We would absolutely recommend this company - they are a great organisation with a great ethos. Remember to take enough US dollars to pay your driver and cook a tip (recommended as $US 10 per person in the group per day. This will be shared between the driver and the cook.)

Best safari experience and service ever!
5/5

Dear Prince and Hillary - Suricata safaris.
I can not thank you enough for this absolutely amazing experience! I got the best and warmest welcome I could ever wish for - followed by the most fantastic safari experience. Driving around in the national parks seeing the real wildlife - I saw the big five (YES!) - an experience I will never forget. I highly recommend Suricata Safaris - Prince and Hillary - to everyone considering a safari tour. Go with these guys - worth every penny! The service these guys is providing is outstanding and top professional . Thank you very much for taking so good care of me. You gave me an experience and memory for life. Thank you so much guys.
Hope our paths will cross again in the future ❤️
All the Best,
Sophie Corfixen, Denmark

Service oriented operator that aims for customer satisfaction. Will recommend highly!
5/5

Hilary was a good communicator from the get go. He was transparent with his pricing and stuck to his word. Unlike other tour operators with whom you feel exhausted after negotiating prices and still come out feeling cheated, Hilary is clear with his pricing and how much discount he can give. He also addressed all our concerns including our dietary preferences as we are Hindu non vegetarians.
Coming to the actual trip, Hilary made sure that the driver came to pick us up at Arusha airport on time. The hotel booked for us in Arusha too (jevas) was neat and clean.
For the safari, we had a vehicle from 7 wonders and Amos as the driver cum guide and Khaya as the chef. Both Amos and Khaya were wonderful. Amos took us on as many game drives as could fit in a day. He was never impatient or rude and was cheerful at all times, even sharing in our excitement although it must be getting old for him. Khaya was exceptional with his cooking skills and his kindness. He always had coffee and snacks ready for us after game drives. The lunches and dinner, whether picnic or hot, were so tasty with a lot of variety and included vegetarian items, eggs and chicken for two of us along with pork items for others. He plated exceptionally well too and every item was a work of art. I will forever remember Amos and Khaya and I thank Hilary and Suricata safaris for making this trip and enjoyable and memorable one for us.
Note: the camps we stayed in needed improvement but these are govt owned campsites so nothing the safari operators could do about it. At the end of the day, you are in the wild so luxury is not an option unless you spend too dollar on lodges.
Note 2: the car hire service Hilary ordered to drop us to JRO airport at end of trip messed up by being late, making us wait and being rude. Hilary made sure he picked us up from Arusha and delivered us to airport himself to soothe our frayed nerves and make up for that bitter experience. Also, he gave us some local currency out of his own pocket to make sure we had dinner at airport as we couldnt have anything earlier due to the delay. If this isn’t customer service, I don’t know what is!

Thank you
5/5

Thank you for these amazing days with your company.
Your team (Mandela and Chase) was so lovely with us. We will recommand you for sure !

Great Safari
5/5

The communication was good and alle expectations where met. We had a great time with great meals and a punctual and skilled guide (Nick name: Rocky Balboa). We saw a lot of animals and Rocky always did his best to satisfy our desires.

Points of attention to the organisation; be sure the seatbelts are working and sleeping bags and tents close easily. Furthermore: be sure to let tourists know that a certain amount has to be paid in USD (which are hard to get in Tanzania, only one bank provides them) instead of TZS.

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