African Big Cats Safaris

5.0/5 – 281 Reviews

$2,101 to $2,173 pp (USD)

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African Big Cats Safaris

(281 Reviews)
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Tanzania Tanzania
United States United States
Australia Australia
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10-20 employees (Founded in 2013)
Member Of:
Tanzania Tourist Board
Tour Types:
Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Tanzania TZ

African Big Cats has distinguished itself from the crowd for its commitment to excellent service and innovative itineraries. Our safaris are conducted with optimum care to provide our customers with a truly memorable experience. We strive to introduce you to the country, its culture, its people, as well as the wildlife. We have a closely knit team of professionals to guarantee your satisfaction.


African Big Cats Safaris is our go to always for Safaris

I had an incredible safari experience! The people were friendly from the start and provided detailed information to all our questions, our guide Peter was amazing, and the owner went above and beyond by personally meeting us before and after the safari to inquire about our expectations and gather feedback. This level of personalised service truly made our adventure unforgettable. Highly recommended! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

One of the most amazing experiences!

I had one of the most amazing experiences of my life in Tanzania with African Big Cats Safaris. Their website is comprehensive and Justice and Naomi customized the perfect itinerary for me. This included a variety of different types of parks, as well as organizing all pickups/drop-offs from airports. The company also went above and beyond by helping me with a flight issue in-country. The hotel choices were wonderful, including an on-the-beach spot in Zanzibar and comfortable tent lodges while on safari. One in Tarangire had a watering hole with elephants right next to the lodge! The best experiences were the Serengeti balloon safari and my driver/guide, Khalid. He was unbelievably knowledgable about every animal, including knowing their Latin names and habits. It was amazing to get to experience the big 5, cheetahs, giraffes, birds, and many more in their natural environment. It was also very nice to meet the Managing Director, Emanuel; I thought that was a nice touch that showed the company valued my experience. I HIGHLY recommend African Big Cats Safaris and Khalid to everyone looking for the perfect safari adventure!

They provided exactly what we asked for in a special trip that we worked out with them.

This was a family trip including my wife and myself, four adult daughters and three husbands. We required two jeeps for the 12-day safari using a route that we worked out with the company. This was my 10th time to Africa and my 9th safari, but my first to Tanzania and the Serengeti. I (and my family, four of whom had never been to Africa) were extremely pleased with Africa Big Cats Safari and with our driver/guides who were very knowledgeable about the animals and birds and helped us locate those on our extensive list we had put together. We were treated to a very rare sighting of the black rhino in the Serengeti, with good photos and videos. Our family took at least 3000 photos and videos, including two massive wildebeest crossings on the northern Mara River. We took in the Lake Manyara Park, Ngorongoro Crater, the central Serengeti, the north Serengeti, and Tarangire National Park. We preferred and liked the smaller tent camps

Unforgettable experience, very professional operator and guide

Me and my family went on a customized 8-day safari tour with African Big Cats on September. This was our first time in Africa and honestly everything went beyond our expectation. From the very start, the staff of Africa Big Cats Safaris was very quick to respond to every email I sent and the itinerary and price they offered are all very specific and reasonable. The manager was very kind and considerate and gave us a very helpful and detailed briefing after we arrived. Our guide Earnest is very professional, he's a good driver and he knows exactly what he's doing. We saw the big five, baby cheetahs feeding, a lot of big cats, we also saw the crossing, twice! Earnest is also a walking encyclopedia of animals and we learnt a lot from him. The accommodations and food were all very comfortable and satisfying. Overall I'd say this was an unforgettable experience and if I were to visit Tanzania again, I'd definitely choose to go with African Big Cats Safaris again:)

Our expectations were exceeded

our tour was planned specifically according to our wishes. At first we were a little unsure whether booking and payment processing with a company from Tanzania was trustworthy. But our concerns were completely unfounded. Everything went smoothly.

Our safari went through Tarangire National Park, the South, Central and North Serengeti and finally the Ngorongoro Crater. The tour planner, Justice Justin, accommodated our every special request. We wanted a certain luxury in the wilderness and were not disappointed. The lodges selected were excellent. At the Maramboi Lodge the direct proximity to the lake and the animals. In the Kubu Kubu and the Mara Mara Logde the locations are in the middle of the Serengeti and the wilderness. At night we heard lions, hyenas and other animals near our tent.

Our guide Karim has excellent knowledge of German and was able to give us lots of details about the country's wildlife, nature and culture. Despite the rather difficult road conditions, we always felt safe in the Jeep. We had great encounters with all the big cats (lions, leopards and cheetahs), large groups of elephants and of course giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, hippos, gazelles, impalas, hyenas, warthogs etc. We also saw a rhinoceros in the distance. It is impossible to list them all. The birdlife is also impressive.
The highlight of our trip was the great migration. We saw several thousand wildebeest crossing the Mara River in the northern Serengeti. The earth shook under the animals' hooves. Young animals lost their mothers and ran back across the river, as did mothers in search of the lost young. A breathtaking event.

Luckily, the journey back from the Northern Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Crater wasn't quite as strenuous as expected. The view from the crater rim of Melia Ngorongoro Logde is incredible. The game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater was a worthy end to this extraordinary safari.

Many thanks to the African Big Cats team.

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