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Hilary and Martin - owners of Suricata Safaris

Hilary and Martin - owners of Suricata Safaris

Suricata Safaris

4.9/5  
(165 Reviews)
Office In:
Tanzania Tanzania
Size:
20-50 employees (Founded in 2016)
Tour Types:
Custom budget & mid-range tours that can start every day
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, Zanzibar beach relaxation and excursions, as well as day tours and excursions to local tribes (Hadzabe [Bushmen], Gidangodigi [Blacksmith], Datoga.

Reviews165

Hillary swapped customers to cheaper tour operator without disclosing this
2/5

I spent a good while researching safari options prior to my trip to Tanzania. I chose to book with Suricata Safaris based on their great reviews (#6 of 1,294 Outdoor Activities in Arusha) and accepted the cost as a part of the great experience I was in for. Weeks in advance, I had emailed the company to confirm this tour was going ahead on that day. Hillary from Suricata Safaris confirmed this.

When the tour started, I quickly realised it was not the 5-star treat I had paid for. Another day in, I realised that we had ended up with Arunga Expeditions & Safaris (#674 of 1,294 Outdoor Activities in Arusha) and their rude personnel. When I asked about this, our driver told me to "stop complaining". When I confronted the Suricata representative, Hillary, he said that they moved me to a cheaper operator to save costs.

My experience with Arunga was very poor. There was no toilet paper, no hot water and no WiFi in the camps, and I shared a small tent with two people (I was told differently when I made my online enquiry with Suricata Safaris). When one of our crew fell ill and needed transportation out of the nature reserve, our guide suggested that we need to sort that ourselves.

I ended up getting dinner and 10% of my money back from Suricata Safaris after the tour. This really does not make up for the difference in quality for the two tour operators.

Perfect experience with Suricata Safaris
5/5

Our safari with Suracita team was absolutely amazing. We choose a 5-day trip (Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara and Tarangire) and enjoyed every single moment. Hilary was from the first moment very professional, friendy and delivered what he promised. Our driver was Louis (funny guy, very friendly). Our masterchief cooker was Salim (unbelievable what he was able to cook for us during the whole safari). What we loved the most from safari were baby lions. They were so cute:). Except for rhino and tree lions we saw all wild animals (we had bad luck wiht weather). We were absolutely satisfied and would recommend organizing safari with Suricata Safaris to anybody.

Few tips: Take something warm for Ngorongoro (nights are really cold). Do not forget to take binocular. Do not pack black and blue clothing with you (tsetse flies loves it).

Amazing experience
5/5

We were on Zanzibar and wanted to go for safari. My wife contacted many travel agencies, but communication with them was very hard and strange. Some didn’t answer our questions, some provided ambiguous information about tours. So we tried one more time on safaribookings.com.
We contacted with Hilary (the owner) and he provided us detailed and clear information about the tour we wanted to go. As we contacted him a day before the tour he asked for no prepayment and we decided to give a try.
Hillary managed our pick up at Kilimanjaro airport and drop off at the hotel we booked in Arusha by ourselves. Next day Leonard, his driver, picked up us from hotel and brought us to Suricata’s office where we cleared the payment (we advise you to have USD in cash because it is much more easy to pay and you don’t have to search for ATMs). Once the payment was done we started moving.

We had 4 day tour. I’ll drop the itinerary here.
Day 0: Arriving at Kilimanjaro airport, night at hotel in Arusha. We stayed at Dam Stam hotel which is nice.
Day 1: Tarangire national park, night at Twiga lodge
Day 2: Serengeti National Park, night at Serengeti Angata luxury tented lodge
Day 3: Serengeti National Park, night at Ngorongoro Angata luxury tented lodge
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater, drop off at Kilimanjaro airport

All national parks were amazing, but the most we advise you the Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater because they have a lot of animals. We saw everyone except rhinos, we saw zebras, lions, elephants so close that it was unbelievable experience.
Hillary and Ezikiel (our driver and guide) managed everything so we didn’t have to trouble ourselves. Also our group was accompanied with Saleem, the cook, who made us very tasty meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
All team (Hillary, Ezikiel, Saleem) was very friendly and helpful. As we took our journey amid of COVID-19 crisis (in the middle of March) guys were relaxed, helpful and friendly despite the panic around.

I strongly advise you to connect with Suricatas because they are very flexible and helpful. The price was good too.

Best Safari I have been on!
5/5

I don't usually leave reviews, actually this is my first but my girlfriend and I just went on the Suricata 5-Day Mid Range Group Tour and it was amazing. I have been on other safaris in Tanzania, and to many of the same parks, Suricata was my favorite. From the beginning Hilary responded to my inquiry quickly and was very helpful insuring our safari was everything we wanted. The safari included airport pickup and drop off and hotel stay in Arusha the night before and after the safari. Hilary met us at the hotel prior to the safari to explain everything and answer any questions we had. The Safari itself was great. Our guide Ezekiel was everything you could ask for; he has a genuine love of animals and a serious knowledge to compliment it. At multiple times he was able to use that knowledge to situate us in the perfect position to have a group of male lions walk directly by our car or watch a leopard climb out of a tree. His extensive knowledge was also very useful when an aggressive male elephant wanted to tip our vehicle. Ezekiel also was skilled at all sorts of problem solving that ensured our safari was smooth and enjoyable, plus his friendly and lively personality were irreplaceable. The accommodation was excellent, staying in either private rooms at a lodge or private semi-permanent tents at tented lodges. Suricata cooks delicious local meals and provides everything needed for the perfect safari. As for animals, we saw it all, and lots of it, you know it is a good safari when at the end of it you are not excited about seeing most of the animals because you have see them so much. I would highly recommend any safari you are interested in with Suricata. Great experience beginning to end.

a once in a lifetime adventure
5/5

We did a 3 day safari in Manyara, Ngorongoro and Tarangire, with Lewis our driver. Everything was beyond my expectations. Lewis was extremely nice, we saw plenty of wildlife, the food was very good and accomodation in small huts was lovely. Easy contact with the manager to organize the trip beforehand.
Thanks again for this great experience!

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