African Big Cats Safaris

5.0/5 – 202 Reviews

$2,220 to $2,320 pp (USD)

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African Big Cats Safaris

(202 Reviews)
Office In:
Tanzania Tanzania
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.


Professional, knowledgable, approachable, and kind.

Service was superb and the lodges they selected for our trip was fantastic! The respose to our emails were very swift and we had no trouble for booking and payment. The experience was beyond expectation, and we would love use African Big Cats again when we go to Tanzania again.
Our guide Levoi was great and he was able to find a cheetah in middle of nowhere using his knowledge, experience and eyesight. We were able to see all the animals we wanted to see(lions, leapards, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, hippos) and it was a once in a lifetime experience.

Great safari

We had an absolutely timeless safari in August 2022. Valence, our guide was excellent, customizing each day according to our desires, allowing us to fully enjoy this unique stay. Magnificent lodges with absolutely delicious food, perfect hospitality and breathtaking landscapes. We are leaving with the family in December 2023 and once again trust African Big Cats safari to make us dream a second time.

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I have been on many safaris; you cannot find a better tour operator, experience, value than ABC S

I live in Denver, CO, USA but am from South Africa originally. I am a physician. I have been on numerous (over 30) safaris, including Kruger, luxury safaris near Kruger, Chobe, Okavango, but have always wanted to do the "big one" - Tanzania.
As you know, there are many different tour operators, so it was difficult to choose one. My son is a medical student (at Harvard), doing research in Dar Es Salaam. We wanted to do a Tanzanian owned and based safari, in order to try support their economy in our small way. He asked around and the consensus was ABC Safaris (African Big Cats).
I then looked at reviews and saw only 5 star reviews. I was a bit suspicious at first as it seemed too good to be true, but the reviews and their websites seemed genuine, so we went with them.
Best safari decision I have made.

Communication: excellent.
Justice, the organizer, Emmanuel, the owner, and our guide (Endeni) always answered promptly, politely, professionally, in a welcoming, reassuring and friendly manner. Their correspondence was informative and they addressed and answered all our (numerous) questions. We were never left guessing.

Flexibility: excellent.
We changed our itinerary a few times, making it 2 days longer, and included two hikes. This was never an issue with ABC - they gladly made all the changes we requested in a seamless and accommodating way, never making us feel we were being demanding or difficult.

Itinerary: excellent.
We went on the Ndutu Calving Luxury safari, to Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Lake Manyara.
Numerous baby animals seen - so adorable.
Saw teeming game, more than I've ever seen, including their calves, of numerous different antelope, elephant, rhino, buffalo, hyena, eagles, vultures, numerous other birds, hippo, jackals etc etc. We saw "kills". We saw carcasses being eaten. We saw the big 5. We were part of the migration (not the crossing of the Mara River though - wrong season).

Accommodation: excellent.
Luxury glamping, lodges had awesome views, great abundant food, immaculately clean and comfortable, safe, and the staff are the friendliest nicest people you can imagine.

Vehicle: excellent.
There were three of us, my wife, son and myself, in an 8 seater. Comfortable Land Rover, with a roof that pops up so we could stand and look for and view game even while driving. Also has a fridge and chargers.

Guide: Unbelievable excellent!!!!
Endeni was the best guide and spotter I have ever met!! He knew the roads, how to find game, was so knowledgeable, patient, friendly, funny, kind, caring. Never tired of our questions. He honestly was BRILLIANT, the best, and I've met many guides in the past. Spoke excellent English.

Value: excellent.
For what we did, saw, got, the price was more than reasonable, fair, appropriate, affordable. Excellent value for the money.

Reliability: excellent.
We received everything we expected and asked for. Seriously, nothing went wrong, and it could not have gone better...

Side note: on the way to the airport, my son's flight was cancelled by Tanzania Air (not the most reliable airline...). He had to be in Dar the next morning. ABC had nothing to do with our transport/airline. Nonetheless, Endeni phoned Emmanuel, who then drove to Precision Air, booked my son a flight, paid for it, and "saved the day" - an example of how ABC went above and beyond...

Wonderful experience

We booked African Big Cats based on a recommendation online, and we are so happy we did! They were very responsive to emails and were helpful through multiple changes to our booking (we added people to the tour after our initial booking). They’re obviously happy to customize anything, although we went with the recommended package and were very happy. The guides were kind and informative, and the vehicles were in good shape and comfortable. I would absolutely recommend this company.

African Big Cats Safari – Beyond Extraordinary!

My dad and I decided to book a safari to Tanzania in February to celebrate our 80th and 40th birthdays. After reading so many reviews on a number of different companies we chose African Big Cats Safaris and are so glad that we did! We chose the 8-day, 7-night Comfort Ndutu Migration Safari.

The communications with Justice and Naomi were timely and thorough. They were so kind in answering all of our questions and the booking process was very easy. Although we didn’t customize the itinerary, they offered that we could change any of the accommodations, if desired. Even the company founder, Emanuel, briefed us the day we landed and met with us the day we left which we really appreciated.

The accommodations were a mixture of beautiful lodges and tented camps and we enjoyed the experiences at all of them. The meals were bountiful and delicious and the staff working at each location were gracious and interested in meeting our every need. They ensured our safety out in the bush by providing Maasai warrior escorts to and from our tent when dark (we could hear animals at night so this was comforting)!

The highlight of the trip was discovering the beauty of Tanzania’s wildlife, landscapes, and people with our exceptional guide, Lordlugard (Lordi). I recall seeing numerous glowing reviews about him pre-trip and we felt blessed to have him as well. He blew us away with his knowledge of the animals and their behaviors, the plants, the ecosystem, the history of the country, the life of the Maasai peoples and other tribes, and the list goes on. Not only was he so thorough in his explanations (we learned SO much!), but he was so kind, upbeat, and personable. You could tell he was passionate about his work and wanted to ensure that we got the most out of the trip. When approaching the animals in the vehicle he was careful to maneuver as close as possible, while remaining safe, but also was very cognizant of the sun and best camera angles. We saw the big 5 numerous times (counted 50+ lions in all) and so many other species, and are reminiscing about our trip as we flip through our many amazing pics. We would repeat a tour with Lordi and African Big Cats in a heartbeat and will highly recommend the company to our family and friends.

Thank you for making it a trip of a lifetime! Asante Sana!

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