This Tour Is Offered By
Gundua Africa Adventures
- Office In:
- 10-20 employees (Founded in 2018)
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Gundua Africa Adventure is a tour operator registered under the United Republic of Tanzania Company Act in Nov 2014 under a team of experts and professionals in the tourist industry, international trade and legal consult. Our team of specialist safari consultants can assist you in choosing the right style of safari for you. If you have specific ideas of what you would like to do please speak to one of our safari team who can combine any number of options to create your own bespoke safari.
Patrick, our guide, was knowledgeable, experienced and a damned good driver.
Gundua organized excellent accommodation, some in permanent lodges, some tented. All were spotless, in tiptop condition, and safe. We viewed countless wildebeest crossing the Mara, travelled on a network of roads in the Serengeti and Ngorogoro, experienced a wonderful thunderstorm and ate delicious meals wherever we were. Gundua's vehicles are comfortable and well maintained. What abundance and variety of wildlife Tanzania offers. Well worth the visit,
A perfect trip: One of the best agencies we have travelled with in Africa
We have experience travelling in Africa and doing safaris (more than 12 in 8 different countries) and I have no doubt to say that Gundua is one of the best agencies we have travelled with. Very professional from the beggining: quick answers, a lot of details showing their knowledge of the country... It is nos easy to choose as there are more than 50 agencies in Arusha, a lot of them working with freelance drivers working for several of them. And travelling with a 7 years old little girl it is more important for us th make the right choice! Gundua can be new but it is clear that the owner has many years of experience and knows the right drivers and the right camps and hotels. Our first feeling was correct: fair price (for the same price we stayed in better camps than other agencies were proosing, perfect communication and organization, nice and efficient driver (thanks Saidi for this great time! Our little girl Aina will never forget) ... Do not hesitate to go with them, you will have a great time! I you want more feedback, you can write me
Incredible Family Journey
I found Pius and Gundua on Safaribookings.com as well as a few other companies and contacted them all with a rough outline of what we wanted from our trip which was a family trip for 2ad and 2ch (13/10) for my 50th.
I met with Pius on Zoom and then chose Gundua as our operator as he was efficient, provided good advice, responded quickly to enquiries and adjusted accommodation to accommodate our budget.
We started in Kenya, travelled to Masai Mara, across into Tanzania to experience Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire. Our guides (1 in K and 1 in Tanz) were outstanding, made us feel comfortable and were able to provide invaluable information in response to our many questions on culture, politics and of course animals.
The accommodation Pius arranged was fantastic, I would recommend staying in the parks or just outside as we lost valuable time in the Crater by staying further away. The meals and packed lunches were really good quality and varied enough, without exception. I would have happily stayed longer everywhere, especially Serengeti and Lake Manyara, to enjoy the surroundings at a more leisurely pace.
The game viewing was completely nuts, I have done this before a few times in Southern Africa but K&Tanz were another level. I had warned my family not to expect any cats… Masai Mara offered up lioness, cheetahs galore, leopard but sadly no migration crossing as I think we were too waylaid en route to the river…so disappointing but I guess we have to have a reason to return one day. The shrieks of the children (& my husband!) as they first encountered giraffe, zebra and elephants were unforgettable and worth all the work for the trip in those moments! Serengeti was my birthday and the quality of up close and personal viewings that day were incredible, quite moving. Osinon Camp was just a beautiful place to wake up on a special day. Ngorongoro, a place I had learned about 25yrs ago, was worth waiting for, the geography of being in a caldera rather than the plains of the Serengeti, was unforgettable, and we were rewarded with male lion and a rhino! So lucky. Elephants galore in Tarangire and beautiful baobab trees, watering holes providing wonderful interaction between animals after a night on the shores of Lake Manyara with wildebeest and zebra accompanying us to breakfast at sunrise.
The trucks are comfortable and well maintained, given the super challenging terrain they cover, our guides were professional, well informed and did everything they could to help us see whatever was willing to be spotted that day! The roads are tracks and the timings not always accurate, so add 30-50% to have realistic drive times and allow for the fact that between parks they drive fast on tracks meaning a bone shattering experience! If you have more time, or are happy to just experience one park, that’s the way to reduce travel times.
It’s not a trip we could keep affording to do every year but if we could then I would book every time with Pius and Gundua. Excellent comms, excellent advice, excellent value all made a superb week. We then travelled on to Kili and Zanzibar independently but felt Pius would have been available had we encountered any issues whilst in Tanzania.
Thank you Gundua and Pius!
5 days safari
The trip was well organised - transport, accommodation, food and etc.
Our guide had great experience and did his best to show us wild nature of Africa.
Good value for the money
We are two people who booked Kilimanjaro and safari with Gundua.
Overall we had a good experience.
Our Kilimanjaro climb was a great and very challenging experience and we are very proud we made it to the top. And a huge thanks to our team for this. Our guides were very knowledgeable, nice and experienced and the team as a unit was well functioning and helpful. And the food was good! We booked the 7 days Machame (whisky) route, but be aware that it is only 6 actual days on the mountain because the first day is just the arrival day in Arusha, which is a little misleading. We would not recommend doing Machame in only 6 days since the route is very tough and challenging - we would recommend 7 days on the actual mountain. We choose Gundua because of the pricing. This means, that with Gundua you get a tour with simple facilities, but you have what you need. But it is not a luxury tour so ex you don’t have a private toilet tent and you need to use the camp toilet which are not so clean. So you have to be fine with this (which we personally were satisfied with).
The safari we booked was not one of those that Gundua normally offers, so we were in a car with people who booked the Safari with other companies. The tour satisfied our expectations.
Only bad things we have to say is that we were not informed forehand, that card payment was not an option and also not informed on the tipping recommendations for Kilimanjaro which put us in a very awkward situation in the end of the climb after an otherwise very good experience which was quite a shame to finish up in this way.
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