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.
best guide ever: Alladin, best car too: cooling compartment for food and drinks + a powerbank
We were very well informed in advance about what to expect in different travel periods, national parks and accomodation. Ben the "manager" was also very flexible in changing accomodation on our demand. He also took care of the inland flights. We could not find all of them at the internet ourselves but he could still book them.(Zanzibar-Arusha) We did not aim for the greatest numbers of lions and elephants but wanted to experience nature at its best. The proposed trip to Tarangire, Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater fitted us very well. Tarangire being not as flat as the Serengeti but hilly and dotted with trees of which the baobab trees stood out was outstanding. Not only the landscape but also the numbers of animals and the variety: not did we only see hundreds of elephants a dozen of lions, lots of wildebeast,zebra,giraffe,gazelle,buffalo and impala but also eland, reedbuck, bat-eared fox, jackel, banded mangoest, common mangoest, small mangoest, rock hyrax,dik dik, waterbuck, brown parrot, ostrich,lapped faced vultute, hooded vulture, saddle billed stork, marabou,martial eagle,long-crested eagle,goshawk,tawny eagle, bare-faced go-away-bird, white browed coucal,hornbills,rollers,starlings,barbets, spurfowls,francolins, chestnut-bellied kingfisher and even more. Our guide Alladin made us feel very comfortable/at ease. An outstanding friendly and knowledgable person. Not only professional but also human. We stayed for two nights in a simple but pleasant "bungalow" from wich we could overvieuw the tarangire landscape including the river( tarangire river camp ?). We saw three lions sleeping in a tree right in front of the accomadation ( at +/- 100 meter)
From the bathroom we saw impala, warthhog and dik dik. How enchanting. Alladin told us we were lucky to be just at the end of the dry season(all animal need to visit the river for water) and exploring tarangire during three days( 1 + 2 x 1/2)( instead of 1) gave us the opportunity to see more of the park and the animals than day visitors. Lake Manyara although small was complementary with its dense forrest, wet land and (salt)lake. It provided us with new impressions an vieuwings of new species: bleu monkey, silvery-cheeked hornbill ( thanks to Alladin: he spotted all of them where we failed to spot them ourselves) black heron, african spoonbill, hammerhead,jacana,black crake, yellow billed stork,hadada ibis,sacred ibis,little egret, great white egret and more. It was the wrong season for lake manyara but we would not have liked to skip it. It is very charming in its own way.We stayed near the ngorongoro crater and Alladin was eager to leave before sunrise to be able to show us some rhino and he did. We saw three of them among which a young. We also saw heyena chasing wildebeast and three kori bustards, a pelican, grey crowned cranes, hippos and more. Ngorongoro crater provided us with new sightings but was not green at all ( at the end of october)
Maybe we were so spoiled by the other parks especially tarangire that we lacked to see the full beauty of the crater.
According to us ( three times on safari) you do not need to spend more than 3 to 5 days on safari to be completely satisfied.Next day we stayed at planet lodge in Arusha. Alladin drove us to the airport in the morning.
We really would like to recommend e trip africa if you want a relaxed and convenient safari and you might be so lucky to meet the best guide ever; Alladin.
From the first contact to the end was a world class experience. This is how great looks like!
To deal with e-trip Africa have been a really great experience. Everything went really smooth and with 100% focus on giving us the best possible service and a memorable experience. Its one of the few times where delivery is above expectations but this was the case. Everything was taken care of and we could focus on having a good time and absorb the experience. I will recommend e-trip Africa to everyone in my network who plans to visit Africa and I will without a doubt use e-trip Africa again. A lot of other agencies could learn from this and learn how world class customer service looks like. The few points we have which could have made our trip absolutely perfect is not worth mentioning.
We can highly recommend e-trip Africa and you will for sure be guaranteed value for money!
Climbed Kilimanjaro, the Rongai route, and then did a 2 day safari. Etrip was Outstanding
Etrip did an excellent job communicating during the planning our trip, following up and then exceeded all our expectations during our trip. Our guides, especially Davis for our trek up Kilimanjaro, went above and beyond to make sure it was a trip of a lifetime. The porters, cook, and crew consistently gave fantastic service, were cheerful, and did everything they could to make us feel comfortable. They sang to us on arriving at camp, provided amazing food, and spent time with us in the afternoons going on exploratory hikes.
Our safari was organized through etrip and our guide David (different from Davis) did an amazing job as well. He we incredibly friendly, knowledgable and patient. I have nothing but the highest praise for Etrip and the staff, communications, and planning that went into our trip.
Thank you so much
best price AND service
Having researched our Tanzania safari and contacted several operators over the course of a year we finally decided on eTripAfrica after receiving a very competitive, concise and detailed quote and itinerary from Ben. He was able to secure the Lemala properties for the days we wished to stay, was cheaper than the other company's quotes and all without compromising on all the important aspects of a successful experience on safari. We had some initial questions and concerns and Ben set up a time to call us and addressed them all with additional follow-up emails to ensure we were comfortable with everything. We did an overland safari visiting Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater, Ndutu and then on to the central Serengeti. Our car was new and in great shape and was equipped with a refrigerator full of bottled water, binoculars, a library of reference books and charging ports for devices. The MOST important aspect of an enjoyable safari hinges on the quality of your guide and Eli did not disappoint. He could not only spot animals from great distances but was able to identify which animals they were before we were even able to lift our binoculars. He shared his expansive knowledge of the animal behaviors, habitats, gestation, lifespan, intelligence etc. with us and we learned about migration patterns and behaviors of the hundreds of bird species we saw that we unaware we were interested in previously. Who knew we were bird people?! We enjoyed everything from the colossal elephants to the minuscule working termites, ants and dung beetles. He also shared information about the Tanzanian people and the lifestyle of the Masai tribes en route to the parks. We were impressed by his expert handling of the vehicle on all kinds of terrain (including deep mud) and the vehicle was spotlessly clean and ready to go each morning of our trip. The safari included unlimited mileage and distances and the flexibility to go out on game drives for as long as you'd like during park hours. Most days we would take a packed box lunch from the camp and a couple of days we returned to camp for lunch and a few hours of R&R and then went out on another game drive in the late afternoon. Eli knew every nook and cranny of EVERY park we visited (no easy feat considering the vast expanse of each) and was able to recommend the best course of action for each day. A Tanzanian safari has been #1 on my bucket list and it exceeded my inflated expectations in every way. Do not hesitate to book a safari with eTripAfrica.
Best tour operator by far in Tanzania/Kenya after 3yrs research
I have recently completed a 7 days solo adventure with e-Trip Africa visiting Tarangire NP, Lake Manyara, Ndutu, Ngorongoro Crater & the Serengeti.
An exceptional journey overland with a very knowledgeable and conversant guide who complimented the newly modified 4WD Toyota LandCruiser... totally equipped with power outlets, fridge, a complete wildlife library and quality Zeiss binoculars. A very comfortable vehicle in comparison to others I have experienced, also the guide had great ethics towards the environment and wildlife opposed to many rouge operators I have uncounted over the years in my travels.
My trip included mid to high-end properties with likes of several new 5* locations with Lemala Camps, stand-out Lemala properties were Mpingo Ridge, Ndutu Camp and Nanyuki ... I believe there is a great all-inclusive stay-pay deal with this organisation (ask Ben for more information)
I also had a memorable stay at the new Nyumbani Tented Camp... I highly recommend anyone to consider these properties in your future adventure itinerary.
Tip of the day! When doing Ngorongoro Crater do stay at one of the ridge camps/hotels for an early morning decent into the crater... only if you have experienced and/or put in place in your itinerary you will be very grateful at the end for the additional expense especially due to the high number of volume of vehicle after 1pm within the crater as you are leaving ... so much dust, so may people!!!
Lastly, pre & post tour I required accommodation for recover from my flights inbound from Australia and of course recovering from my epic journey. e-Trip Africa also offers a delightful homestead/family feel property in Arusha called Researchers Rest, I recommend this as a cheaper add-on opposed to staying at a hotel ... full board can be organised inc' transfers and tours ex Arusha/Kilimanjaro. There are some interesting sights in Arusha should you have a spare day/time.
A special thanks to Ben @ e-Trip Africa for organizing my epic Tanzania safari journey, I look forward to my future Kilimanjaro climb in 2020 and proposed Kenya Mara/Amboseli tour later on this year again all with e-Trip Africa.
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