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This Tour Is Offered by Mama Savana Safaris

From left: Morris, John (director) and Nyale.

From left: Morris, John (director) and Nyale.

Mama Savana Safaris

(98 Reviews)
Offices In:
Kenya Kenya
Tanzania Tanzania
5-10 employees (Founded in 2009)
Tour Types:
Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Kenya KE
Tanzania TZ
From left: Morris, John (director) and Nyale.

From left: Morris, John (director) and Nyale.

Mamasavana is an unique agency on its own, in service of nature lovers and those with a passion for the African savanna. Our company offers unique and special tailor-made itinerary programs for groups and singles, working hand in hand with clients to make their safari an unique experience. Our vast experience favour us in providing you with all the solutions and resolving any need you may have. Our philosophy: simplicity cared in detail.


Organized, communicative, thoughtful, creative, and an ideal tour operator!

I could not say enough about Mama Savana! Alex spent hours making sure that our tour was just right, communicating easily and frequently and working with us to have the trip of a lifetime well within our budget. He worked out deals, recommended beautiful places to stay, and changed things around easily when flooding got in the way.

We had two driver/guides. Sammy, in Kenya, was a superstar for finding animals and searched relentlessly to find us multiple cheetahs. He was flexible and kind and arranged our picnic lunches, hippo boats, and a balloon safari that was life changing.

Allen was our driver in Tanzania, and he is a kind philosopher, who taught us so much about culture, animals, and life in general! He also made sure we saw the elusive leopard, just as we ended our trip.

Both drivers were safe, thoughtful, and totally trustworthy.

Would do this trip over and over again!

The best experience so far

My review is based on low season experience, so high season experience might be different.

It's really hard to choose safari operator as there are so many of them.
My criteria numer one was flexibility - I wanted to start safari whenever I want and I wanted to be able to modify it when its ongoing.
My first contact was Alex, the owner of Mama Savana.
He responds to all messages in a few minutes, it's incredible.
He assured me that I will be able to modify the trip whenever I want - and it was true :)

Our base plan was 5-days safari: Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro
As it was really the very low season, almost all of the time we were alone in most places and we had amazing encounters.
We have seen a family of lions hunting and then eating pregnant zebra.
It was very brutal, but so exciting..

After day 3, we asked to extend the safari by lake Natron - it was not a problem at all.
The road between Serengeti and Natron is very long (maybe 10 hours) but so beautiful.
Joseph stopped anywhere we asked.
On lake Natron we did hike together to the waterfall - another amazing experience!

After 6-days of safari we decided that we want more and we did additional 3-day safari - Kondoa paintings, Tarangire and Hadza tribe.
Everything was great, especially Hadza tribe.

I think Joseph must be the best safari guide on the planet.
Joseph has eagle-sight and he actually sees better without binoculars than us with binoculars.
He must have some additional eye on his head spotting distant animals.
He also has incredible knowledge about wildlife and he speaks English VERY well as well as Spanish.
After 9 days together he was like a friend or a part of the family.

Thank you very much for whole Mama Savana team - especially Joseph and Alex.
We will be back in the dry season :)

Safari of a Lifetime!

My partner and I embarked on the 4 day safari through Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti, Dec 29 - Jan 2. Haruni was our safari guide, and he was so knowledge, kind, funny, and accommodating. He made sure we saw all the animals, including the big 5, and was always ready to stop the car so I could do a sound recording, or back up 20 feet so I could get the perfect picture. We were very impressed by the accommodations, especially LAKE MANYARA KILIMAMOJA LODGE, which was spectacular. After that we spent 2 days in Serengeti; a highlight was going on a hot air ballon, which we highly recommend. On our last night, my partner proposed, and he did it in Swahili thanks to the help of Haruni. We definitely recommend going on this adventure and having Mama Savana / Haruni guide you!

An Amazing Experience!

We decided to do a safari last minute and out of the agency's we contacted the proposal from Mama Savana convinced us with it's professionalism and attention to detail. The manager, Alex was always available and responded unbelievably quick to our questions and requests that we had. Also during the trip he was always available to contact, so we always felt in good hands. In the end Alex and Mama Savana came up with a perfect plan for our last minute Safari. Everything was planned and executed perfectly. Everything went as planned and promised. Our guide was Allen and he did a great Job driving and showing us all the best places. We got to see the big five and the amazing nature in serengeti through his guidance and we always felt safe driving with him. Finally, all the camps Mama Savana suggested and booked for us were beyond our expectations in comfort and service quality. Overall we received great quality for money and amazingly friendly service through this agency. We can fully recommend it to everyone!!

Awesome Safari!!!!

This November 2020 we visited Serengeti for the second time .Mamasavana did a professional job . The guide was Allen . He was very good . As I am into photography he was aware of my needs .As far as lighting and good positioning of the vehicle goes . He was exceptionally good at sighting animals . This is my 3 rd safari in Africa and my 50 th safari overall . I am into wildlife and myself very knowledgeable about flora and fauna of Africa . To satisfy us with guiding skills was a tough job and Allen did a fantastic job . I wanted to go to different parts of Serengeti .Bologonja ,northern , central ,mbuzi mawe areas . Allen covered all these areas tirelessly and we sighted many animals in action . Our priced sightings were when we sighted a giraffe mom guarding it's dead calf from hungry hyenas . The mother was just not ready to give up it's dead calf to the hyenas . The hyenas were harassing the mother giraffe for many hours . The hotels ,lodges and camps we stayed at were top class and the flights arranged were all perfect . Travelling during corona was a blessing in disguise .

Special mention to Mustafa he was punctual while picking us up on arriving at Kilimanjaro airport .On the last day we did a local tour of Arusha and some shopping and he was here too very accommodating and took us to an Indian restaurant called hot tandoor for lunch . The food there was just awesome. Mara Mara tented camp in north Serengeti was glamping gone extreme. The best food we have ever had. Kubu kubu tented camp was equally breathtaking. My photo collection from this safari is just very very good compared to my previous ones . At the last day we topped our safari experience with a breathtaking hunt . A cheetah took down a gazelle and it was just mind-blowing . Alex was precise and professional in arranging the safaris. He gave all info so that we could make informed decisions. Allen is a safari specialist and as I was interested in birds he went that extra mile sighting interesting birds for us . Amazing amazing safari. Our next safari will definitely be with mamasavana with Allen and Alex managing the safari along with my sisters family.

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