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Team Shemeji Safari Tanzania

Team Shemeji Safari Tanzania

Shemeji Safari Tanzania

4.7/5  
(231 Reviews)
Offices In:
Tanzania Tanzania
Netherlands Netherlands
Size:
10-20 employees (Founded in 2015)
Tour Types:
Customizable private tours and fixed group tours
Destinations:
Tanzania TZ
Team Shemeji Safari Tanzania

Team Shemeji Safari Tanzania

Shemeji Safari is a Tanzanian/Dutch tour operator in Arusha, Tanzania. We provide one to multi-day safaris, special day trips, the Kilimanjaro expedition or a relaxing holiday in Zanzibar. Everything is possible. For every budget. Let us know your wishes and we will put together a tailor made holiday for you. We will do everything to ensure you have an unforgettable holidday!

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An unforgettable safari experience
5/5

We had a great time on our safari trip. We chose the 5 day Northern parks comfort safari. The communication before the trip was quick and efficient, everything was easily arranged. We met our driver David in Arusha and had amazing five days of animal spotting in the most spectacular places in Tanzania. We've seen tons of animals and received interesting information about many different species as well as about Tanzania in general from David. We weren't able to see all of the Big 5 but it was greatly compensated by seeing other animals and especially having a lion taking a little break literally next to our car. The driving experience was very pleasant in spite of the great distances traveled. The accommodation in tented camps and lodges was great and we always felt taken care of. The provided lunch boxes were also very tasty. We also booked a walking safari in Lake Manyara and could recommend it very much getting a more hands on experience in comparison with the game drives.
The only thing we wouldn't recommend was the visit by the Maasai tribe on the way from Serengeti to Ngorongoro as it felt very artificial, touristy and rushed and there are probably better options for that.
All in all, an amazing experience and we can only recommend Shemeji for your safari trip!

The communication previous our Safari went very smoothly and Emma was really accomodating.
5/5

We went with 4 people on the Safari and honestly our expectations were really high but this experience really went above and beyond all our expectations. It was truely the most magical holiday ever. The lodges we slept in were beautiful and we could have a warm shower everyday! The food is very standard like rice,chicken/beef and vegetables every evening but tasted really good! The Masai Boma Lodge was our favorite as they do their traditional dance in the morning for their guests which we really enjoyed. But we must say our trip wouldn't been this good if this wasn't for Adson our Guide. He really spotted most of the things we were able to see and he gave his best to give us the best trip of our lives. We really couldn't thank him enough for what he did for us!

In short: fantastic.
5/5

In short: fantastic. Saw everything we hoped for and more, while being provided excellent service.

Booked a 10-day safari with Shemeji during August 2021 after receiving offers from about 10 providers. What drew me to Shemeji was the larger scope and variety of the original offer compared to others. After some customization (many thanks for the colleagues for implementing all of the requests!) we decided on a 10 day trip of Arusha NP - Tarangire NP - Lake Manyara NP - Ngorongoro - Serengeti C - Ikoma - Serengeti N - lake Natron - Kilimanjaro. I liked the offered "Africa Safari" lodges on location, with some minor modifications here and there.

Within the first maybe 3-4 days we already saw all animals you can see on this route, and it just kept getting better. Leopards eating prey in the trees, hyenas and cheetahs on the hunt, multiple lion prides with many cubs at arms reach, lions feasting, elephants super close multiple times, thousands of wildebeest / zebra / buffalo, giraffes all around, 5-6 large Mara river crossings (WOW!), rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, monkeys, baboons, innumerable birds of all sorts, and so on. Difficult to list all of them. Check an "animals of East Africa" book, and you can likely check all species off the list.

Our guide Godliving has been top notch in every way. Delightful, professional, courteous, punctual, showed a great amount of enthusiasm and love for both nature and what he does, drove very well, took all around great care for us and has always been keenly attentive to all our wishes. After our long long days of adventures he'd still take the time to maintain and thoroughly clean the car each night and be up early and sharp nontheless. He always knew where to find the animals we were looking for and was an excellent spotter, all the while driving the *incredibly rough* terrains. He is a fantastic chap and we found a friend in him.

All accommodations were great, and there was quite a bit of variety. On some locations we were practically the only guests (fallout of corona I guess) which lead to the atmosphere as if we had owned the place with all the staff just looking out for our wishes, like a movie star. A.S. Lake Manyara is right next to the lake with hippos, zebras, wildebeest and monkeys all around. Rhino lodge has an unbeatable secluded atmosphere at the ridge of Ngorongoro. A.S. Serengeti is right on the plains where you can listen to hyenas and lions playing outside your tents. Serengeti is famous for a reason. A.S. Lake Natron has an unbeatable view. We were treated very well in all locations, everything was squeaky clean, and being able to take a warm shower after a day of dusty wilderness is a blessing, especially in the middle of nowhere. When it takes you days of driving to reach a spot, you appreciate the logistics of providing comfort for you there. I found the food to be excellent, delicious, no complaints, no stomach issues, no problems whatsoever. Water and sanitizer was provided all around. I saw virtually no mosquitos and only a few tsetse flies in Tarangire, who mostly died gruesome deaths under my palms.

It is difficult to list anything that was wrong. Yes maybe lunch boxes are a little repetitive after 2 weeks, but half the world is starving, and hey you are munching on chicken while watching lions eating a few meters away, so who cares what the food is. We had a punctured tire a number of times, but considering the exceeding amount of sharp rocks littered everywhere, this is not unexpected. The cars have double spares for a reason.

About the extra programs. The Maasai village was interesting but the locals can be a little pushy about trying to sell you stuff. Lake Natron waterfalls are great but you need some condition as the rocks are steep. Driving with a fully open safari car was definitely a different experience, which I highly recommend. We didn't do too many walking tours (harder to get close to animals safely) but the few we did were very interesting.

If you are going for the adventure, to be close to nature, to see wild animals at arms reach; while being well taken care of and in comfort, you will not regret booking with them. Hope to go back at a later time. highly recommended.

Our Drivers were knowledgeable about the wildlife, helpful, and very welcoming.
5/5

This was our families very first trip to Tanzania. After we compared many Safari tour companies, we decided to go with Shemeji. From the beginning of the booking to the very end, we were very happy with everything. We spent 5 days on safari and 4 days on Zanzibar at the Reef and beach resort. Emma was very helpful in answered all of our questions and coordinating our trip to match our wants and needs. We also found the entire trip to be very affordable, considering all of the comfortable camping and all inclusive resort amenities. The food was very good, and the entire staff was friendly and accommodating. Our Drivers were very knowledgeable about the wildlife, and were also friendly and helpful with our requests. The comfort tents we stayed in were very clean and safe, and the Reef and beach resort was stunning. The manager of the Reef and Beach resort, Petra, was Amazing! Petra helped us coordinate all of our requests, including an exciting birthday cake and song by the entire restaurant staff. We would definitely recommend Shemeji Safari to anyone looking for an affordable Amazing Adventure in Africa.

Tanzania Northern circuit safari
5/5

We loved our safari. Julius our driver was 5 star.
Emma did a wonderful job communicating with us and arranging all things. For that we are truly grateful. We had a phenomenal vacation. We will remember this trip always and forever.

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