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Emily   –  
China CN
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Feb 26, 2024

Email Emily  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Excellent Safari Experience with Gosheni and our guide Dennis

My husband and I just had an unforgettable 8-day trip to Tanzania. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the fantastic experience with the tour operator, Gosheni, and the exceptional services provided by our guide, Dennis.

Dennis’s professionalism and courtesy made our safari experience truly remarkable. His expertise in locating wildlife and catering to international tourists was evident throughout the trip. We greatly appreciated his punctuality, as he was always on time to pick us up from our lodge. Dennis went above and beyond by organizing delicious hot lunches for us during the day, taking into consideration the prevailing weather conditions and our physical well-being. His attention to detail and experience in accommodating varying needs were truly commendable.

Regarding our experience with Gosheni, we were very satisfied with their services. Norah, our sales representative, provided multiple itinerary options and patiently answered all our inquiries. Upon arrival in Tanzania, we discovered that the itinerary was well-planned, and we were highly satisfied with the chosen lodges. In fact, two of the lodges surprised us by celebrating our wedding anniversary.

If I had to say, there were also a few areas where improvement could be made. Firstly, the lodge in Arusha on the first day did not match the promised room category in the agency’s itinerary. Secondly, there was some confusion regarding whether lunch was included on our final day, and Norah repeatedly miscommunicated on this matter. Additionally, it would be better if we were notified in advance of the detail arrangements (who will be the guide, when will we be picked up, etc.).

Overall, our trip to Tanzania with Gosheni was truly enjoyable, and thanks to the professionalism and expertise of our guide, Dennis. I would highly recommend Gosheni to fellow travelers seeking a memorable safari experience in Tanzania.

Mary - Journey with MJ   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Feb 14, 2024

Email Mary - Journey with MJ  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Amazing! Gosheni Safaris rocks!

Gosheni Safaris are the best! They were helpful in the selection process for the camps/lodges that would fit our price range and the best itinerary for the time frame that we were in Tanzania. Once in Tanzania, we were well taken care of by our guides. What an adventure! The hot lunches were very enjoyable. Our guides were the absolute best -Bariki! - Ombeni! - Francis! We’ll be back! Thank you Peter Robert for your guidance and your amazing team!

Fernando   –  
China CN
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Feb 12, 2024

Email Fernando  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

A good experience

The whole journey was great.The lunch is really luxury as a picnic.Our guide William is a friendly and patient guy.He knews a lot about animals and well driving.It's a good experience.

Chantal & Patrick   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Feb 11, 2024

Email Chantal & Patrick  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Best experience we could have imagined - Gosheni exceeded all our expectations!

Our safari trip with Gosheni Safari was absolutely amazing.
Herman from the backoffice was very helpful in answering any of our questions before the final booking by timely answering all our messages.
The designated driver for the airport transfer was waiting for us upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro airport with no delay.
The safari started the day after, when Huruma picked us up at our hotel and drove us to the Gosheni offices, where we met Herman for tea and a short briefing about the safari.
As for the safari: We felt very comfortable and welcomed by Huruma's personality and way of being and that didn't change throughout the 4 day safari. Huruma is an extremely professional and passionate guide with many years of experience in the field. Due to his competence, none of our questions remained unanswered. Our trips started at the time agreed with Huruma, the truck was cleaned every night and complimentary water as well as food was refilled every day. Huruma's warm personality truly shows how much he cares about wildlife/animals as well the wellbeing and satisfaction of his clients. We highly recommend Gosheni Safari, specially Huruma as your next safari tour guide!

Andrius   –  
Lithuania LT
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 19, 2024

Email Andrius  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Excellent safari company with nice perks

Gosheni Safaris are excellent and trustworthy company. Their safari was excellently planned, everything was on time and we received a lot of unforgettable experiences. Also our guide Leben was extremely caring, knowledgeable and fun person who had this almost magical ability to spot all animals and keep all our trip on track. Hot lunches provided by Gosheni are also highlight as they were very tasty and everydau portion of hot soup was a life saver on some days.

Obviously I would highly recommend Gosheni on your safari adventure.

Alex   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Dec 30, 2023

Email Alex  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

The review below is the personal opinion of Alex and not that of SafariBookings.
Tour Vehicle Unacceptable

My wife and I arranged our honeymoon through Gosheni Safaris. I had developed the plan for our honeymoon in advance and contacted Gosheni simply to make the arrangements for us for a custom safari. They made reservations for the accommodations per my instructions and everything was fine from that side of things. Our guides were also very good at their jobs and we appreciated their insight and expertise. However, when it came to the vehicle that was assigned to us for our safari, it was far from acceptable. These are a list of issues with the vehicle in which we spent 7-12 hours a day:

no functioning air conditioning
no functioning outlets
broken cooler
musty/moldy smell
rusty and broken seat belts
huge cracks in windshield
broken shock/spring day 3
broken interior handle
exposed broken wires
broken strap for pop up roof
dirty ripped slipcovers

Gosheni claims that its vehicles are new and well maintained. Our vehicle was neither. The odometer on our vehicle read 99242km, and obviously the vehicle was not well maintained due to the issues listed. I will note that every other Gosheni vehicle we saw appeared to be in much better condition, so why we were assigned this vehicle during the low season is beyond me.

I contacted to Gosheni about the vehicle just a couple of days into our safari. They responding continuing to claim that the vehicle was new. I pushed back and asked that we be flown back from Serengeti to Manyara, rather than having to ride in this vehicle for an entire day. Gosheni did arrange this flight for us and paid for it, and the vehicle that met us in Manyara was indeed new and well maintained. However, spending several days of our honeymoon in the vehicle provided was simply unacceptable and not what we expected or paid for when we booked with Gosheni. If you decide to book with Gosheni, please inspect your vehicle before you head off on safari. But, I would suggest you look elsewhere for your safari needs.

As a side note, I should inform everyone that Gosheni pushes guests to pay $20 per day as a standard tip for guides. This is not in line with the other safari organizers in the region, which recommend around $10 per day. Please Google this yourself and do not get bamboozled by Gosheni.

Gloria   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Dec 20, 2023

Email Gloria  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Every drive was a fun adventure!

The safari experience was beyond expectations, with all encompassing sensory & visually engaging drives coupled with an extraordinary guide with knowledge and charisma. Steve’s enthusiasm & skillful assessment over every encounter brought us all into an insanely enjoyable journey! Full recommendations, especially for our extraordinary Steve, he is the very best!

Zoe   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Dec 3, 2023

Email Zoe  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Absolutely amazing

We spent a couple of days with William and the whole experience was absolutely amazing! Somehow William was able to spot lions from hundred meters away with his incredible eyesight, without whom we would definitely have missed a ton of animals. Apparently he truly loves animals, and he is super knowledgeable about them. It might have been a normal leisure trip chasing the back of animals but William has made it a scientific tour for me somehow. He fulfilled all our viewing dreams (seeing a lion please, seeing a male lion please, seeing a cheetah please, seeing a cheetah on the tree please, etc). I think this was my once in a lifetime travel experience so far.

Minqi   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Nov 24, 2023

Email Minqi  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Wonderful safari trip

I recently completed a safari trip to Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro with three friends. It has been an absolutely fantastic trip! Although I had done safari in Kenya before, the whole experience has been flawless and exceeded my expectation from start to finish.

Cindy is the representative who helped us plan the whole itinerary. She responded to emails quickly and provides good details and suggestions, making sure all our questions were addressed.

William, our guide, greeted us warmly at the airport and the trip only got better from there. William is super knowledgeable in wildlife and knows where to look and find them. In the end, we managed to see all the Big Fives - even better, countless lions and multiple cheetah and leopard sightings. We are constantly amazed by his experience - how he would recognise the wildlife from so faraway; and how he knows the roads and tracks in Serengeti.

He has also been extremely thoughtful. E.g. we always have hot food for lunch instead of simple lunch boxes, and a nice picnic setup from the hamper. His car is also new and in great condition with charging ports and comfortable seats.

Overall it has been such a wonderful trip and we’ll remember it forever!

Becky Zhang   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Nov 24, 2023

Email Becky Zhang  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

A Remarkable Tanzanian Safari Adventure in November!

This is my first time visiting Africa. The eight-day safari trip in Tanzania surpassed all expectations. We are so lucky to have William as our guide.
Despite the unpredictable weather, the safari experience was nothing short of magical. William's expertise and amiable nature not only ensured our safety but also enriched our understanding of the local environment and wildlife.
This safari was a perfect introduction to Africa, blending adventure, education, and cultural immersion. Our trip started from lake Manyara then to Serengeti, and we visited Ngorongoro before ending our trip in Arusha. William's guidance and the unforgettable experiences make it a journey I wholeheartedly recommend to fellow travelers seeking a memorable African safari.

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