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Company Owner, Benson, enjoying a cruise in Katavi

Company Owner, Benson, enjoying a cruise in Katavi

Benson Safaris Tanzania

4.9/5  
(127 Reviews)
Office In:
Size:
10-20 employees (Founded in 2006)
Member Of:
TATO, TTB & IGS
Tour Types:
Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Destinations:
Tanzania TZ
Company Owner, Benson, enjoying a cruise in Katavi

Company Owner, Benson, enjoying a cruise in Katavi

Benson Safaris Tanzania is a TALA Licenced Tour Operator & experts in the safari industry, specialising in wildlife safaris, mountain treks & beach breaks. Their all-inclusive itineraries are rich in culture & content, offering an unrivaled choice of activities & cultural highlights plus once in a lifetime experiences at exceptional value. There are no surprises, except for the good ones! They are a proud member of the Tanzanian Associated of Tour Operators, the Tanzania Tourist Board and IGS.

Reviews127

A terrific experience
5/5

As women we wanted to travel by ourself in an African country. We were very skeptical as to whether Tanzania was the right choice.
We have written a request to the team of Benson Safaris Tanzania, which replied within 24h. Presumably we as clients have been exhausting because we have asked many questions: For the safety of the country, if we can travel as women by ourself, if it dangerous to go for safari as women and so on.
Today we can say that Tanzania is a truly peaceful and fun-loving country, poor as well. We have made 14 days safari and then flew to Zanzibar for 6 days.
In the 6 days Zanzibar we did a great spice farm tour and had a great yoga hotel in the north (Nungwi). Benson has chosen a wonderful hotel with 2x daily yoga offerings and meals right in front of our rooms.
Our guide on the safari was Joshua, who brought a lot of knowledge about bird species, land and animals. All our questions could be answered and he had great experiences from the wildlife and safaris, which he shared with us.
We found the people of Tanzania very eager to learn about our culture and country and we felt particularly comfortable being cooked African "Mama Lunch" for us from an African village woman.
All our prejudices about the country have not been confirmed, we felt safe, were always well accommodated and nicely received.
The team of Benson Safaris Tanzania we met in Arusha for a dinner: We wanted to take a "reparation" for our many questions and get to know the person behind the scenes. The staff is handpicked from Benson hiself and all are local people working for Benson Safaris Tanzana. Benson gave a special job and with it an opportunity for his life. That’s why we would always travel with a local owned company because they are knowledgeable for their country as well.
Our driver Zablon was a really authentic and true experience in Africa: He was funny and really friendly when he picked us from the airport and made the Arusha City Trip with us as well. Once you are in Arusha you should have a coffee in Africafé and some Mandasi as well

Benson exceeded our expectations!
5/5

Benson replied fast on our quote request and made a nice itinerary. He was very helpful to customize it to our wishes. When we arrived in Arusha he came to the hotel to meet us and discuss the tour in person with us.
The only thing was that we had to wait at the Ngorongoro Crater entrance because they did not receive the payment. It took us a bit more than 1 hour but we found out that it was not Bensons’s fault but from the administration of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority.
So in the end everything was perfectly well organized, from the hotels to the guides to the 4x4’s and the airport transfers.
He did exceed our expectations! Thanks Benson!

Unforgettable experience with river crossing and very friendly, competent guide.
5/5

We started our 5 day journey with a tour around the beautiful lake Manyara in Lake Manyara National Park. Here we saw our first baboons, pumbas and many birds e.g. flamingos. We then headed towards the Ngorongoro Crater where we encountered bigger wildlife like elephants and we were very fortunate to see a black rhino in the distance. The first evening we stayed at the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge with a breathtaking view over the crater. A very nice accommodation with great dinner and breakfast. The next day we had a very long drive to the north of the Serengeti. Along the way our guide Peter told us a lot about the park and the animals living in the park. Here we saw our first zebras, wildebeest, antelope, giraffes and lions. After a long drive we arrived at Mbugani Migration Camp in the dark. We were welcomed by the friendly staff of the camp with cold beverage and warm meal. It was a great experience to sleep in big tents where you can hear the Serengeti come to life at night. The next morning we woke up with a herd of zebras and elephants in front of our tent. After a nice breakfast we went for a day trip to the river Mara near the Kenyan border. On the way to the river we saw enormous herds with thousands of wildebeest and zebras. After waiting for a few hours at the river we we lucky and a large herd started crossing the river. A humbling experience. On the way back to the camp we had another surprise, a leopardess with her cubs. The cubs playing in the long grass while the mother was eating a wildebeest she stashed in a tree. The fourth day we had another beautiful game drive heading to our last destination, the Serengeti Tortilles Camp, where we saw buffalos and cheetahs. And while we we having a nice cold beer in the lounge tent a hyena walked through the camp! All in all the safari was an unforgettable experience.

Well organized
5/5

Everything was perfect. Peter was an attentive, knowledgeable guide. We particularly appreciated his respect for the animals and the environment -- and has eagle eye vision! We were very happy with our time with him and impressed with the quality of service with Benson, and all the hotels/camps that were lined up for us. Thank you very much! We will be sure to recommend your company to our friends and contacts.

Great Safari, Right into the Cradle of Life
5/5

We had a very good and impressive Safari in Tanzania with Benson.

This was my first Safari and I had really high expectations. Also because I see Africa as the roots of mankind, where life has started and thus a kind of home for all of us.

I must say that this Safari ticked all my boxes.

The awesomeness to see a multitude of African wildlife. Being marveled while beholding many wide landscapes, all looking different and giving you a feeling of time travel back to a point where all is just purity, roots and nature.

We went 5 days from Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro crater to Serengheti National Park. We slept in a good quality lodge and 2 tented camps that where total wowness with elephants walking, only 20 feet away, past your tent.

Food was good and nourishing, water came from bottles.

We saw the Big five and much more.. a river crossing ( wildebeest migration ) in action, some very good (action) photo opportunities, that were taken, and met the many friendly faces of the Tanzanian people.

Praise goes to Benson, for a driver/guide can break or make you Safari. We had Peter: kind, informative and the best .. always finding good spots and experiences.

I would definitely recommend Benson as an operator.

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