This Tour Is Offered by E-Trip Africa
E-Trip Africa is a division of Worldwide Travel Group LLC, a US registered and licensed Tour Operator. E-Trip Africa focus on working closely with you to create the perfect trip based on your expectations. E-Trip Africa is unique as one of the only operators that runs seamlessly safaris between Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda & Rwanda, through our on the ground teams and branch offices in each country. However, as a US headquartered company your trip is protected under US Consumer Protection Laws.
Our trip to climb Kilimanjaro, go on safari and go to Zanzibar through E-Trip Africa was amazing!!!
Pre trip Ben and Aurelie were very responsive. They would return emails/ phone calls promptly and answered all of our questions fully. All of the arrangements that they made for us in Tanzania exceeded our expectations. They worked with us to customize the trip to be exactly what we wanted, from number of days in each section of the trip, to types of accommodations, they addressed questions we didn't even know we had. Their first hand experience was invaluable. Having never been to Tanzania we relied on them to ensure we had a safe, comfortable and enjoyable trip, and they delivered 10 fold.
First we did an 8-day climb up Kilimanjaro. The two nights before the climb we stayed at the Stella Maris hotel which supported a local school. The staff was warm and welcoming, the accommodations were comfortable and the food was delicious! During our climb it's probable that we had the best guides, Andrew and Rama (who combined have summited Kilimanjaro 500 times!) and porters on the mountain. They were incredibly knowledgable and professional as well as warm and patient. We absolutely couldn't have made it to the top without every one of them.
After the climb, though we were no longer staying there, the staff at Stella Maris opened a room for us to let us shower and change before heading off to the Researcher's Rest lodge for a night before heading off on safari. Little unexpected touches like this were peppered throughout our trip and really made the experience that much better. At Researchers Rest we encountered more lovely accommodations and staff. They even let us do laundry! Our Safari guide, David, picked us up for a 5 day safari the next day. Yet again, a very knowledgeable and fun guide with 25 years in the field. His experience really paid off as he was able to spot animals we wouldn't even have known were there. He easily identified all the animals and found them in the guide books so we could learn more about them. We had worked with Ben and Aurelie ahead of time on what kind of lodging we wanted in each of the parks and were more than satisfied with all the accommodations. We stayed in 2 tented lodges that were wonderful -- they heated water for showers and provided delicious meals in the dining tent. We were expecting to rough it but that was not at all the case.
Getting to Zanzibar was easy as Ben & Aurelie had set up flights directly from the Serengeti, meaning we didn't have to drive all the way back to JRO. We stayed in 2 hotels in Zanzibar, 1 in Stone Town and 1 on the north west coast. Both were beautiful and truly made us feel pampered. Again, transportation was seamless, accommodations were clean, safe and comfortable.
We would not hesitate to travel with E-Trip Africa in the future and highly recommend them to anyone who wants personalized service by knowledgeable professionals at a reasonable price.
The way to go (Alladin best guide and driver)
Despite having it booked as last minute the service was perfect. Our guide, Alladin, has been extremely helpful and knowledgeable. This will be an experience I will never forget. We stayed at African Tulip in Arusha, Escarpment lodge in lake Manyara, and Lemala camps in Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire.
Great communication & guides
Prior to booking our safari we exchanged communications with lots of companies but no one matched the cost breakdown and detailed responses from E-Trip who answers questions we didn’t even know we had! This gave a real comfort feel I booking something we had no experience of and on arrival in Tanzania the great service continued. We stayed at Researchers Rest and met Ben who had organised our trip for us in person. We then spent 5 nights on the road with our guide Aladdin who was very informative and did his best to ensure we saw everything we wanted to see (except that pesky rhino which evaded us). The lodges we stayed at we all great, again we took advice from e-trip on this and managed to score some honeymoon discounts. Everything about the whole end to end process was easy and well put together.
Safari Tour in Tanzania
Dear e-trip team,
I would like to thank you for the lovely and unforgettable trip to Serengati between 16th of September and 21st of September. The places where we stayed during this period were really good, the staff in the camp were very friendly and kind. The environment in the rooms were clean and comfortable even it was a tent. The food ere very delicious as well.
I would like to special thank our tour Guide Denis. He was very kind, knowledgeable and ambitious to show as everything. I am really happy to meet him. He is very organized and on time all the time.
Thanks again for everybody to make us this trip incredible.
E-trip did a great job (Ben) answering all our questions about Safari, being realistic about the time of the year and guiding us appropriately. Ben will help customize the trip to what you want to do and your budget. Victor our guide was super friendly, patient and accommodating. He was cool with us dictating the pace of the days and also got us away from the crowds as much as he can. We also go to see all the Big 5. The accommodations Ben had booked (both the tent camp & Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge) were awesome! Thank you Ben & Aurelie for arranging a wonderful Safari!